The Sleeping Warrior Camp

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Based on a private wildlife conservancy, we are an eco-friendly tented camp with six rooms in Kenya's Rift Valley. We offer guided walks, game drives, evening sundowners amid the volcanoes... and more.

We are just over 2 hour?s drive from Nairobi, on 20,000 hectares of private conservancy, near Lake Elementeita, one of the Rift Valley?s most beautiful soda ash lakes. The Camp offers home-cooked cuisine, guided walks, day and night game drives, lakeshore exploration, balloon safaris, bush lunches, evening sundowners amid the volcanoes... or just a simple getaway.

Ecologically-conceived, the Sleeping Warrior Camp consists of four, widely-spaced, and traditionally-presented safari tents. Linked by winding lava-stone paths, each tent has a locally-thatched roof, a private bathroom, which is partially open to the wilderness, and its own private veranda.

Each tent is locally-made and eco-friendly. All have private or ensuite bathroom facilities with flush toilets, sinks and hot showers. Electricity is solar-powered. The comfortable beds are provided with continental quilts and fine-quality linen. Each tent has its own private furnished terrace. We also offer a secluded ?getaway? situated on a lava outcrop, and a room within the main house.

Ututu House has a central dining room and lounge with an external natural stone terrace with magnificent views. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the dining room ? home-cooked and to the highest quality. Sundowners are traditionally taken on one of the surrounding volcanic hills, with campfire and home-cooked ?bitings?.

Activities:

Bush breakfast

Sundowner

Game drive on the Conservancy

Night game drive on the Conservancy

Game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park (over Conservancy land to the Nderit gate entrance)

Lake Elementeita walk and game drive

Visit to Lake Elementeita?s hot springs

Guided bush walk

Ballooning

Visit a Maasai village

The camp is on Soysambu Conservancy, a 20,000 hectare private conservancy in Kenya's central Rift Valley.

How to get to the Sleeping Warrior Camp

By car:

2- 2.30 hours from Nairobi

1 hour from Naivasha

40 minutes from Lake Nakuru National Park

By plane:

1 hour from Loldia Airstrip in Naivasha (Safari Link flights to/from Nairobi and Masai Mara)

o Soysambu Conservancy

A part of the extensive lands, first owned by one of Kenya?s best-known pioneers, Lord Delamere, the non-profit Soysambu Conservancy is dedicated towards preserving this previously private and still pristine wilderness. Featuring volcanic hills, rolling plains, and dense acacia woodlands, the Conservancy also includes a substantial part of Lake Elementeita, the ancestral home of 1.2 million flamingos and their attendant cast of pelicans, cormorants, waders and storks.

Wildlife highlights include: over 400 species of bird, leopard, buffalo, Rothschild giraffe, hyena, eland, waterbuck, aardvark and more.

o Lake Nakuru National Park

Ringed by shoals of extinct and dormant volcanoes and presided over by the Menengai Crater, one of the largest craters in the world, lie the turquoise-shimmering waters of Lake Nakuru.

Flamingo-frosted, salt-encrusted, acacia-haloed and guarded by the prehistoric splendour of a grey-green forest of Euphorbia candelabrum, Lake Nakuru National Park offers sanctuary to some of the world?s most endangered creatures.

Wildlife highlights include: black and white rhino, lion, leopard,1.5 million flamingos, colobus monkey and more.

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