Soysambu Conservancy borders about 75% of Lake Elmenteita and is part of a Ramsar Site, Important Bird Area and World Heritage Site

If you would like to join our monitoring team for the weekly waterbird monitoring along the lake please contact in advance at:  research@soysambuconservancy.org (extra fee applies)

Migratory birds visit Soysambu usually beginning in September and pass through or stay until May.

Most notably are the population of Great White Pelicans and frequented by both lesser and greater flamingos.

There are also 2 seasonal rivers flowing from the catchment area.

ORNITHOLOGY: The scientific study of birds

BIRDWATCHING: The practice of observing birds in their natural environment as a hobby.