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Soysambu Conservancy a not-for-profit organisation, covers an area of 198.5km2 and is located approximately 23 km from the town of Nakuru along the Nakuru-Nairobi highway. The topography is mainly flat with few volcanic hills and faults, and lava flow deposits are prominent in the south. The altitude of Soysambu ranges between 1,970 meters above sea level and 2,170 a.s.l. The vegetation consists of wooded savannah and grassland and also includes 3/4 of the shorelines of Lake Elmenteita.

Soysambu Conservancy endeavours to preserve Africa’s Great Rift Valley ecosystem for the benefit of future generations. Core goals include preserving wildlife and vegetation alongside wildlife tourism for reinvestment in conservation and community development. Located in Kenya (00°46’S 036°23’E), with Ramsar Sites Lake Elmenteita to the east and Lake Nakuru to the west, volcanoes Ol Doinyo Eburru to the south and Menengai to the north, Soysambu Conservancy encompasses more than 48,000 acres of diverse ecological significance.

Home to an astounding variety of flora and fauna, including Colobus Monkey and the semi-endangered Rothschild Giraffe, Lake Elmenteita’s islands are the only breeding ground of the Great White Pelican in East Africa. Both Lesser and Greater Flamingo frequent the lake. More than 450 species of birdlife and 15,000 wildlife are counted on the Soysambu census.

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