Soysambu is 48,000 acres situated in Kenya’s central rift valley approximately 130kms northwest of Nairobi and approximately 25 kms southeast of Nakuru,  bordered by Lake Nakuru National Park on the west, volcanoes Ol Doinyo Eburru to the south and Menengai to the north.

Soysambu is located on Lake Elmenteita as part of  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)

International Importance

Part of a World Heritage Site
Included in an Important Bird Area (IBA)
Lake Elmenteita RAMSAR site within its borders

An intergral part of Kenya’s Rift Valley lake system with Lake Elmenteita lying between Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru, this landscape is part of Kenya’s Natural Heritage of rich biodiversity.

Key Wildlife Attributes

Home to 140 endangered Nubian Giraffes.
Lake Elmenteita supports the only known breeding site for the Great White Pelican Kenya.
A small population of resident lions
More wildlife to see: buffalo, leopard, hippo, hyena, jackal, eland, zebra, impala, Thompson’s and Grant’s Gazelle, waterbuck, reedbuck, warthog, steinbok, klipspringer, colobus monkey, vervet monkey and baboons
Over 300+ bird species located on the African-Eurasion migratory flyway

Objectives

Preserve flora and fauna
Preserve the quality of Lake Elmenteita
Preserve any outstanding geological, physiographical, ecological, archaeological, cultural or historical features
Preserve scenic views, topographical features and landscapes
Prevent or restrict the scope of any mining or mineral or aggregate workings that would adversely affect wildlife conservation
Prevent or restrict the scope of other land use activities that would adversely affect the integrated approach to wildlife conservation and livestock management
Prevent or restrict the scope of infrastructural activities that would adversely affect wildlife conservation
Prevent any subdivisions of the land that adversely affect wildlife conservation

Programmes

Undertaking a co-ordinated and integrated approach to the planning and utilisation of Soysambu that maintains this important landscape whilst providing optimum value in terms of enjoying that landscape and what it offers over the long term
Implementing the mobile predator proof boma managment tool for optimising our grazing resource
Achieving our full tourism potential through visitor accommodation, dat visitors and activities
Expanding our neighbouring community interaction, including perimeter fencing to reduce human wildlife conflict
Working with partners who believe in sustaining the Soysambu landscape and achieving our Vision and Objectives
Caldera – a large volcanic crater, especially one formed by a major eruption leading to the collapse of the mouth of the volcano.
Buffalo Herd
Greater Flamigos
Giraffes near Lake Elmenteita
Flying flamigos on Lake Elmenteita
Dramatic sky in Soysambu
Lake Elmenteita