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Soysambu Conservancy
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located on Lake Elmenteita (within the "Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley" World Heritage Site, a Ramsar Convention Wetlands Site and a Bird Life International -Important Bird and Biodiversity Area), Soysambu Conservancy is bordered by Lake Nakuru National Park on the west, volcanoes Ol Doinyo Eburru to the south and Menengai to the north. Consisting of 48,000 acres of diverse ecological significance, Soysambu Conservancy is home to more than 450 bird species (28% of the world's population of Lesser Flamingo) and 10,000 mammals of over 50 species including 90+ Rothschild's Giraffe (10% of the world's population of this endangered species). Our Mission: Soysambu Conservancy, a non-profit organisation, works to conserve the Soysambu Estate as a traditional wildlife area, which supports the integrity of the greater Rift Valley eco-system, while promoting sustainable coexistence of wildlife with livestock and at the same time being relevant to and part of modern-day Kenya.
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Amazing landscapes beneath "The Sleeping Warrior" mountain. Salt flats, volcanic valleys, acacia forests, saline lakes, this place reminds you of another world.

So many beautiful and endangered species to see including a large, protected population of rare Rothschild giraffe, Colubus monkeys, and a massive breeding/rookery for Great White Pelicans and Flamingo.

An extremely dedicated conservation group owns the Conservancy, involved in anti-poaching, habitat restoration, endangered species protection, and community education and health, to name a few areas.

Highly recommended for a spectacular view of Africa that's rarely seen.

Thank RobinSPH
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

Its a very good private conservancy owned by Delamere and its near Nakuru by the lake Elementiata. Nice and cool place.

Thank narendra1964
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Reviewed 27 August 2015

Sleeping Warrior Lodge, a 4 year old, owner-operated camp 3 hours from Nairobi is a great get-away if you want peaceful surroundings with stunning views, good activities and excellent game. We were pleasantly surprised that in 3 days we saw 11 species of mammals, including a herd of 30 Rothschild's giraffes ( of the 100 of these rare giraffes on the Soysambu Conservancy), large herds of buffaloes, hundreds of Burchells zebras, many eland and smaller antelopes.
The bird life around the lodge is excellent, and a telling sign of good habit is the quality of the "dawn chorus"... the complexity and volume of birds singing at dawn. The little bird baths at each chalet have a steady stream of feathered visitors, drinking and bathing in this dry area. A highlight is hiking up the namesake of the area, the Sleeping Warrior crater, a 3 hour trip with super views over the whole Rift Valley. An excursion to Lake Elementeita is worth the dusty drive to see several hundred lesser flamingos, a thousand Pelicans, and many other water birds. A dip in the beautiful horizon pool after a hot outing is really appreciated!
The service is attentive and genuinely hospitable, and the food is very good. Vegetarian options are also very good.
Each roomy stone chalet is nicely appointed with comfortable furniture, beds and bathroom facilities. A covered verandah to sit outside and enjoy the panoramic views to the Warrior and Lake valley is a treat.
Recommendations - are to provide a small library with refence books and reading materials, and to keep the bird baths at each chalet and the main lodge deck full of clean water every day.

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Reviewed 14 June 2015

The conservancy is great and a guided and arranged safari tour (you can self drive if you wish so) is a must if you are visiting the area. Lots of wildlife on display such as flamingoes etc.. The conservancy is owned by a white Kenyan who is known to have short 2 suspected poachers and who is an extremely rich person owning not only the huge conservancy but also numerous other businesses and land in the area. Unfortunately, he does not feel like sharing even a small part of his wealth with his workers. We saw workers' housing blocks on the properly (close to his mansion) who reminded us of 1960 South Africa town ships. Not nice too see....

Thank Barnskybeat
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Reviewed 4 June 2015

Took this weekend to go hiking the Sleeping Warrior. This was an amazing hike out, parked by the side of the road and walked along the Lake Elementaita before hiking the chin of the Sleeping Warrior. Had a fantastic picnic in the crater and descended via the neck of the Warrior. We started the hike at 10a.m. and by 4pm we were done with hike and lunch.

Thank Tina O
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