Oasis Eco Camp is an intimate family friendly getaway on the shores of Lake Elementaita which is on the floor of the Great Rift Valley(Recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Kenya. Set in the midst of a natural acacia forest and bushes, it is home to abundant birdlife, with the lake area boasting of over 450 species of birds (The camp is a birders paradise).
The camp provides a serene, quiet and peaceful natural environment, conducive for friends, church and family retreats, birding enthusiasts, bush and nature lovers, ecologists, bikers and hikers. If you are a couple looking for a romantic getaway to reconnect and rejuvinate your relationship, Oasis Camp is the place to be. Missionaries on safari or just taking a few days off would find our facility very appropriate. Its also suited for small corporate departmental strategy and team building sessions.
The camp does not sell Alcohol,and does not allow noisy and disorderly behaviour.
The camp facilities include, a large main building with a lounge and dining/kichen area. There is also a very large area available in the main building with seats and cooking area for large self catering groups.
Accomodation options include three cottages and three walk in tents all which are self contained and have hot showers and flush toilets. They are furnished with very comfortable log beds and furniture.
Murera Cottage (one of the three cottages) has two semi private bedrooms sharing a bathroom and a small simply furnished sitting cum cooking area for those who may want to do their cooking.
Muthiga House is a three bedroomed and furnished for self catering. All the bedrooms have very comfortable beds, Mosquito nets and their own modern bathrooms. The cottage can take between 6-8 pax depending on the clients prefered arrangements. The cottage also has a sitting area with a simply furnished open kitchen and a balcony overlooking the bushes and the lake. Please note there is no microwave and fridge but a cooler box is provided on request.
The camp is solar powered with a small backup generator for use when necessary. Flash lights are provided in the rooms for use when necessary.
Ample playing grounds, an earthen basket ball court, swings, see saw and other outdoor facilities for kids are available.
The camp has secluded and very scenic camping grounds next to the lake with a modern shower and toilet facility. There is a thatched shelter at the campsite for sheltering and cooking when necessary.
For our catered clients, we serve simple, healthy, tasty and freshly prepared meals. We are very flexible to accomodate your dietary requirements whenever possible and request you to inform us when making the bookings.
Attractions/activities in and around the camp includes.
-Early morning or Late evening dip at a hotsprings near the camp – a relaxing treat.
-Bush breakfasts by the lake (Weather allowing)
-Candlelit dinners and a campfire.
-Ample grounds with swings, seesaw, monkey ring, volleyball court and balls.
-Game viewing at Lake Nakuru national park
-Visit to Kariandusi Prehistoric site discovered by Dr. Leakey
-Visit to Menengai Crater and Hyrax Hill prehistoric sites.
-Visit to Thompson Falls
-Hiking on the Oasis Trail – A thrilling 3-4 hr hike/climb with great views which can be combined with biking.
-Biking Tours – Very nice and scenic biking trails around the camp and around. We can also organise biking tours to the other lakes – Naivasha, Nakuru, Baringo and Bogoria
-bird watching along the shores of Lake Elementaita and the acacia forest
-Basic beekeeping lesson and demonstration at our small apiary.
-Organise Safaris to the Great Rift Valley Lakes – Lake Nakuru, Naivasha, Bogoria and Lake Baringo and Masai Mara
-Or you could just relax in the camp with a book or listen to the birds
The camp is designed with nature and outdoor enthusiasts in mind but may not be suitable for those looking for a standard hotel.
Its proximity from Nairobi, an hour and half’s drive from Nairobi, makes it the perfect GETAWAY!!
The camp can be hired exclusively by groups for special functions.