About Sleeping Warrior
Safari destination of distinction and diversity
Sheltering in the lee of the vast volcano known to some as ‘Delamere’s Nose’, and to others as ‘The Sleeping Warrior, lies a stretch of virgin Africa unchanged since the dawn of time. A lilting volcanic landscape that laps the shores of Lake Elmenteita, this 48,000-acre private estate has remained as pristine as when it was first founded in 1906, by one of Kenya’s most colourful pioneers, the charismatic Lord Delamere, whose descendants still farm the land. At its heart, lies the 20,000-acre Soysambu Conservancy, which only opened to the public in 2008, thus allowing access to one of last great Kenyan safari frontiers.
So close and yet so far
The ideal wedding, honeymoon venue… or a perfect ’family and friends’ retreat
A grey-green tapestry of volcanoes, lava flows, Euphorbia forests and golden savannah plains overlooking the often flamingo-fringed shores of Kenya’s least visited lake, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lake Elmenteita, this unique wilderness lies just a two-and-a-half hour drive from Nairobi.
Limitless safari options, unique wilderness discovery
Unfettered by the rules that govern the national parks and reserves, Soysambu offers a breadth of wildlife, ornithological discovery, activities and pure escapism that remains unmatched by any of them. Sharing a border with Nakuru National Park, it lies within easy reach of Lake Naivasha, Hells Gate and Longonot National Parks and some of Kenya’s most fascinating prehistoric sites.
Eco lodge or tented camp
The Sleeping Warrior destination offers two inspirationally different accommodation choices widely spaced by miles of iconic African wilderness: an intimately relaxed tented camp popular with local families and overseas visitors alike, and a panoramic hill-top eco-lodge whose charming cottages look out over one of the finest views in Kenya.
Rothschild giraffes, buffaloes, leopards, hyenas, jackals, plains game, waterbuck, elands, zebras, klipspringers and colobus monkeys. Birds: 450 species including the endangered great white pelican.