GUIDE ON ELSAMERE IN KENYA
Elsamere is the one accommodation in Lake Naivasha that has an air of history and preservation about it. This is home where Joy and George Adamson spent their vacations and the later years of their life. Converted into a Great Rift Valley accommodation for value guest traveling in East Africa, Elsamere revives “Born Free” memories of the 1960’s and is famous for the European-style high teas that are served even today. The property houses a museum that preserves several items belonging to the Adamsons such as paintings, literature and other mementos from the movie that was adapted from the novel Elsa the Lioness. Visiting guests also have the opportunity to watch the documentary, the Joy Adamson Story. You can choose to explore the museum at Elsamere on a day trip as they allow visitors from surrounding accommodations. You could also put up in one of the 10 rooms they have for guests on a lake trip to Naivasha with AfricanMecca. Rooms are located in single-story cottages with a portioned patio, overlooking the lake. Some of the lodge's rooms have a double bed while others have twin and triple beds making Elsamere an ideal budget accommodation for families sharing rooms. The cottages have names that bring back memories of Joy Adamson's pets, Pati (rock hyrax), Pippa (cheetah), Penny (leopard) and Elsa, the legendary lioness. You can use Wi-Fi services in the reception area, free of charge. You might find that the rooms and attached bathrooms could do with a little maintenance in places though expected out of a value lodge. Elsamere has a colonial style dining room that still has the antique furniture belonging to Joy Adamson. It has a quaint charm to it that guests historically vacationing in Kenya will love. Breakfast and dinner are served here. Begin your breakfast with a variety of fresh fruit and finish off with hot options. The lodge serves a buffet lunch in the garden shaded by stately trees in the company of the many birds that abound in Elsamere. Both hot and cold dishes are available and you can choose from a range of desserts. At high tea, which is served at mid-afternoon, they serve Kenyan tea and coffee, and the cakes and biscuits available have a homely flavor to them. During your dinner, you might spot a couple of hippos ambling into the garden for a nocturnal meal of lawn grass. The days you spend in Elsamere on your exploratory lake holiday in Africa will be filled with entertainment from the Colobus monkeys abound on trees and fascinating sights of dik diks, buffaloes, zebras, giraffes and gazelles roaming the property. Even as you relax in the garden, you can see flamingos, pelicans and cormorants around the lake. Also watch as a fish eagle swoops to catch a black bass or a tilapia from the lake. Experienced boatmen take you out over the lake to see the hippos wallowing in the swamp and the water birds up close. A visit to Crescent Island allows you to walk among the wildlife (read more on when is the best time to visit Lake Naivasha). Though, there are no predators on the island, buffalos and hippos are present and are equally perilous. A visit to Hell’s Gate National Park is the perfect opportunity to see smaller animals like caracals, mongoose, hyraxes, aardvarks, springhares and foxes. Alternatively, you can game drive at the nearby Lake Nakuru National Park to see large predators from lions, leopards to hyenas. Contact a safari expert at AfricanMecca to plan your unforgettable tour of Lake Naivasha complete with engagements at Elsamere.
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When staying at Elsamere in Kenya, we recommend combining your safari to Masai Mara for the wildebeest migration, Amboseli, Samburu or Laikipia - Lewa and Nakuru - a Great Rift Valley Lake. You can also day trek or climb the 2nd highest mountain in Africa - Mount Kenya.
You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Meru, Chyulu Hills or Tsavo East - Tsavo West ending with a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.
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