The Nest Cabin Log Lake Elementaita, Gilgil, Kenya


Hut hosted by June

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the hut to yourself.
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Self check-in
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
The Nest Lake Elementaita features an Eco- Cabin Log set on red cedar decks with front-row views of the ethereal Lake Elementaita and are fronted by the sandy beach of the lake whose backdrop is a pink mosaic of flamingos and the imposing “Sleeping Moran” mountain.

A perfect space for nature lovers.

This is a self service accommodation, guests can bring their food to cook in the kitchen on site.

The space
The Eco- Cabin Log, perched on a private one-acre plot, features a double bedroom, a modern walk in bathroom, a furnished terrace and a beautifully manicured garden with trees and flower plants.

Within the premises, there’s a fully kitchen container kitchen for use so you can prepare your own food. The Nest experience is an extension of your home.

The live-in caretaker will be present at all times, making sure your experience is as comfortable as you possible.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony
Smoking allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be


Between Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru lies another of Kenya’s alkaline lakes – Lake Elementaita. Set within the eastern portion of the Rift Valley, the lake was produced approximately 12 million years ago, and today much of the lake is part of the private Soysambu Conservancy. The area is much less visited than other natural attractions in the region, so you enjoy a sense of privacy and solitude in a wondrous volcanic landscape.

The 48,000-acre conservancy where Lake Elementaita sits, serves as a sanctuary for nationally threatened colobus monkeys, endangered Rothschild giraffes, elusive predators, avi-fauna and many other species.

The ecology of Lake Elementaita is greatly influenced by rain and water levels. Specific conditions must be maintained, or the levels of algae, fish and invertebrates declines. When the abundance of these food sources declines, birds and other species prefer other Kenyan soda lakes where food is easier to locate. As a result, the number of flamingos and pelicans fluctuates. Even in less-than-optimum conditions, though, the lake is a paradise for bird lovers, offering more than 450 species, including migratory birds from Europe and other locations. The varied terrain offers volcanic hills, acacia woodlands, and grassy plains. As you walk across the diverse landscape, you may come upon craters, lava flows, plugs and other remnants of the region’s rich volcanic history, as well as odd geometric patterns created by the process of erosion in the highly porous soil.

Towards the southern end of the lake are the Kekopey hot springs, a location that is thought to be an ancient passage site involved in the yesteryear ivory and slave trades

Today Lake Elementaita is a protected area due to its birdlife fame and it has been named as one of the heritage sites together with the Lake Nakuru and Lake Bogoria by UNESCO.

Hosted by June

Joined in March 2012
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I am a friendly and social individual who enjoys travelling, photography, cooking, yoga and bird watching. I enjoy hide out places where you can detox from the stressful life of the city and simply reconnect with nature over a good glass of wine.
I am a friendly and social individual who enjoys travelling, photography, cooking, yoga and bird watching. I enjoy hide out places where you can detox from the stressful life of th…
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 10:00 am
Check out: 5:00 pm
Self check-in with building staff
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

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No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water

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