Wildlife Conservancy

Soysambu Conservancy

A wildlife haven on the shores of Lake Elementaita, Kenya.

Kenya
Location
194 km²
Geographic Size
Dry season
Best Time to Visit

About Soysambu Conservancy

Soysambu Conservancy is a vast wildlife sanctuary encompassing over 48,000 acres on the shores of Lake Elementaita in the Great Rift Valley, Kenya. Home to over 450 bird species and a wide array of wildlife, including the endangered Rothschild's giraffe, the conservancy offers a unique blend of conservation, community, and culture. Its landscapes r...

When to go

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Seasons

June - September
Best time to go
Dry season for optimal wildlife encounters.
June - September
High Season
Ideal for wildlife viewing, with dry weather and animals congregating around water sources.
April - May
Low Season
Wet season, with fewer tourists and lush landscapes, though access can be challenging.
October - November
January - March
Shoulder Season
Mild weather, intermittent rains, and good conditions for bird watching and nature walks.

What to do

Wildlife

Soysambu Conservancy is teeming with diverse wildlife, including the endangered Rothschild's giraffe, zebras, buffalos, and a plethora of birdlife, particularly around Lake Elementaita.

Lion

Occasional

Elephant

Rare

Black Rhino

Not Present

Cheetah

Rare

Hippo

Common

Hyena

Occasional

Leopard

Occasional

Giraffe

Common

Zebra

Common

Gazelle

Common

Buffalo

Common

Wildebeest

Common

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Visitors should consult a travel health clinic for vaccinations, including yellow fever, and take malaria prophylaxis. While the conservancy is safe for visitors, it's important to follow all guidelines and respect wildlife and natural habitats.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
Soysambu Conservancy is easily accessible by road from Nairobi or nearby towns. The nearest airstrips are in Nakuru and Naivasha, offering short transfer times to the conservancy.
Getting Around
Movement within the conservancy is typically through organised game drives and guided walks. Self-driving may be allowed for visitors staying within the conservancy, subject to local rules.
Visas
From 1 January 2024, Kenya will require visitors to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) in advance, replacing traditional visa requirements. This applies to most foreign visitors, except for those from exempted countries. Visitors should apply for their eTA at least 3 days before travel, ensuring all requirements, including accommodatio...
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