Soysambu is one of the few remaining privately owned large scale traditional wildlife areas in the Great Rift. It comprises 48,000 acres of unspoilt natural landscape that co-hosts some of the world's greatest diversities and concentrations of bird species. It’s shoreline of Lake Elmenteita is an important foraging site for the lesser flamingo, and a major nesting and breeding ground for great white pelicans. The property features sizeable mammal populations, including Rothschild's giraffe, buffalo herds and leopards.The sustainable management of this conservation area requires a holistic management approach that takes into account different physical domains: 1) the estate proper as a wildlife conservation area in its own right 2) the surrounding buffer landscapes, including Lake Elmenteita and 3) the pivotal role Soysambu Conservancy fulfils in the greater Rift Valley.
Some of the noted visitors to Soysambu are Theodore Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Jomo Kenyatta, Evelyn Waugh, Edward, Prince of Wales and Prince Amyn Aga Khan. Beryl Markham worked with the horses and wildlife artist Simon Combes grew up on Soysambu. A stunning film location with scenes from the Oscar winning “In a Better World” and Tomb Raider 3 where filmed. Soysambu is a very special place indeed!