The unique beauty and peace of the Sleeping Warrior Lodge makes it an ideal location for a wellness retreat. Our team of experienced professionals led by our manager Jacqueline Damon will give you the tools to improve your health and wellness for the long term while you soak in the splendour of Soysambu Conservancy, a 49,000 acre private conservancy to which our clients have exclusive access.
On top of the hill stands the stone-built reception, lounge and dining room, below which is a stone terrace with fire-pit, a safari bar and extensive landscaped gardens.
Below, a track snakes through the acacia to the landscaped terraces where the ten wide-spaced natural stone cottages look out across an addictive view of Africa. Kidney-shaped, and thickly thatched, each features an impeccably presented net-draped bed, a seating area, bathroom and outshot deck.
The Sleeping Warrior Eco Lodge is powered entirely by solar electricity. The water is heated by sustainably harvested Leleshwa wood, gathered by women of the local community and transported by donkey. The tents are roofed using traditional methods, locally sourced hay and local labour. The majority of the furniture is made from re-cycled cedar poles, once used for fencing on the colonial ranch.
There is no better place than East Africa to open up your mind and body to the joy of being alive and the immense power and beauty of nature. At the Sleeping Warrior Lodge you will be assisted by a team of friendly professionals to be your most energetic, balanced and joyful self.
«The energy you feel when walking barefoot on the lava stone path.»
A family owned and run luxury lodge with 10 rooms, conference facilities, and exclusive access to a 49,000 acre private conservancy in Kenya’s Rift Valley. There are eight widely spaced rooms, each housed in a stone-built cottage with high-vaulted thatched roof and outshot deck.
Featuring luxurious queen-sized beds and hand-made furniture made from the cedar fence posts that once delineated the colonial ranch, each room has its own colour scheme and has been named after the fabulous birds that flit around the individual gardens that surround each cottage.
Each cottage features a charming bathroom with stunning views.
Our selection of rooms features twin-bedded and double-bedded rooms and each is also equipped with a day-bed that can be turned into an additional single bed. We also offer a dedicated family room. Cots can be provided for infants.
SPA & THERAPIES
We provide in-room spa services and tailored wellness retreats for weight loss, detox and holistic health.
While you are with us, you may like to take advantage of our selection of beauty, relaxation and wellness treatments, all of which are administered by our resident wellness professional. The treatments can be done in your room (or tent), or in our dedicated wellness units at either the lodge or the camp.
Aromatherapy massage, Swedish massage, ayurvedic massage, hot stone Massage, manicure/pedicure, hot towel facial and head massage, dead sea minerals body scrub, wrap and massage
Dining & Bars: The main lodge building houses a Zanzibar-styled reception area, which opens on to a spacious lounge with baronial fireplace. The dining area has been placed so as to allow optimum enjoyment of the stunning view and is furnished with hand-made cedar furniture. Beyond the dining room lies The Warrior Bar, which features its own private loft relaxation area.
Meals follow a set menu, which typically features three courses and a choice of vegetarian options. We are delighted to accommodate dietary preferences (with due notice).
We offer a wide selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks.
The lodge also features an outdoor terrace with fire pit and safari seating and a safari bar.
An authentic safari lodge, we also offer a wide range of bush dining options
Aside from the wellness activities, we offer day and night game drives, bush walks, climbing, horse riding, biking, meals in the bush, visits to Lake Nakuru National Park (Kenya’s first rhino sanctuary) and visits to nearby prehistoric sites.
- Bush Dining & Sundowners
The ‘sundowner’ is an essential part of safari life and dates back to the time of the great safaris of the 1920’s. We take you to one of Soysambu’s volcanic hills where you can soak in the view of the plains and Lake Elmenteita while enjoying your drink!
- Game Drives
Game drives are tailored to our guests’ wildlife interests we take you around Soysambu Conservancy, along the shores of Lake Elmenteita and into Lake Nakuru National Park. We can also organize visits further afield to areas like Naivasha, Hell’s Gate and Eburru forest.
- Walks & Climbs
We offer a selection of walks, all of which can be tailored to your fitness level and interests. You can also climb the Sleeping Warrior Crater and Mawe Mbili Hill which offer fabulous views of Soysambu Conservancy and Lake Elmenteita.
- Family Friendly
The Sleeping Warrior is exceptionally child-friendly and welcomes families and educational groups.
- Excursions & Day Trips
Enjoy our variety of excursions and day trips into Soysambu Conservancy, Lake Elmenteita, Lake Nakuru National Park and the local area.
The Sleeping Warrior Lodge & Camp is located on a 49,000 acre private conservancy in the heart of Kenya’s Rift Valley lakes system. Soysambu Conservancy is nestled between Lake Nakuru and Lake Elmenteita, both UNESCO World Heritage sites.
How to get there
The drive from Nairobi takes around 2.5 hours depending on traffic and covers approximately 120 kms.The Sleeping Warrior Lodge