BEST TIME TO VISIT ELEMENTAITA FOR A CENTRAL KENYA SAFARI
Another reason to plan your adventure-loving trip to Lake Elementaita during the dry seasons is that the logistics of your activities are not impacted by wet roads that can be difficult to traverse during the rains. July through October, though, is when the more number of tourists visit the lake since it coincides with the wildebeest migration in the Great Plains of Masai Mara, so you may find that your accommodation is close to maximum capacity, and your activities may include more guests than during the rainy seasons. Guest numbers are also high during certain festive holidays, specifically Easter, Christmas and New Years.
The short rainy season is in November and December, and the small amount of rain that does fall evaporates quickly due to the solar proximity to the equator. You should consider, though, that roads can be affected by these short rains, so your activities such as nature walks may be limited due to the weather. The long rainy season arrives in late March and stays in the Lake Elementaita area until June. Although activities are centered on game drives during these rains, this can be a spectacular time of year that offers opportunities to enhance your nature-loving tour in Africa.
Some of the mammals, especially antelopes, give birth during this time, and you witness the first breaths of a new generation. You watch intently as mothers remain on alert for the predators that lurk in the brush, awaiting the perfect moment to take a young animal. Engaging moments like this can be some of the best parts of your exhilarating safari travels (read more on when is the best time to go to Kenya). The rains also bring the flora to life, and the grasslands are transformed into a lush, green landscape. We recommend that you bring a waterproof jacket or poncho to keep you dry and comfortable while outdoors. Should you be planning an AfricanMecca birdwatching holiday at Lake Elementaita, October through April is when the migratory species arrive from Europe. This gives you the chance to not only see resident avi-fauna, but a rich diversity of feathered waterfowl and other birds from regions beyond Kenya.
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WHERE TO STAY IN ELEMENTAITA
Whether you prefer a colonial-style camp or an intimate lodge, the accommodations at Lake Elementaita are perfectly suited for all. The main options are Elmenteita Serena, Sleeping Warrior and Sunbird Lodge.
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SAFARI & TOUR IN ELEMENTAITA
Most of Lake Elementaita is part of the Soysambu Conservancy where you have access to varied activities, such as game drives, bush walks, day trips to surrounding attractions, crater hikes and more.
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GUIDE ON LAKE ELEMENTAITA
Elementaita is located in between Nakuru and Naivasha. It is a much less visited wilderness than other natural attractions, so you enjoy a sense of privacy and solitude in a wondrous volcanic landscape.
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EAST AFRICA SAFARI BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR LAKE ELEMENTAITA IN CENTRAL KENYA
When visiting Lake Elementaita, we recommend combining your safari to Masai Mara for the wildebeest migration, Amboseli, Samburu or Laikipia - Lewa, Nakuru and Naivasha - Great Rift Valley Lakes. 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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