Visit Lewa

Things to Do

The diversity of activities available on Lewa is one of the many things that make for a most unforgettable experience. Guests are spoilt for choice here on the Conservancy. From the moment your aircraft lands, the adventure begins.

We have a team of local dedicated staff who are more than ready to share their intimate knowledge of this land and its wildlife. They will also ensure that your stay at Lewa is both comfortable and memorable.

Activities on the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy:

  • Game Drives
    Wildlife variety and densities on Lewa make any drive an adventure. Lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, impala, buffalo, black and white rhino. The list is long and the experience memorable. All drives are done by local experienced guides in open four-wheel drive vehicles.
  • Bird Watching
    For the keen bird watcher, the sight and sound of the close to 350 bird species is an absolute delight. Do bring along your bird book and you will enjoy marking the birds off your list.
  • Bush Walks
    Viewing wildlife on foot, accompanied by our local armed guides, provides an up close and personal interaction with the wildlife and flora and fauna available. This experience is one of the areas that make Lewa a truly unique safari destination.
  • Massage & Beauty Treatments
    Viewing wildlife on foot, accompanied by our local armed guides, provides an up close and personal interaction with the wildlife and flora and fauna available. This experience is one of the areas that make Lewa a truly unique safari destination.
  • Game Viewing from the Blinds
    Sit quietly in one of our wildlife blind and watch elephant, impala, waterbuck and many other come to drink water in the nearby marsh.
  • Sundowners
    The best way to watch the African sun go down in the horizon is with a cocktail in your hand!
  • Bush Meals
    Drive, walk or ride to a secluded area in the wild. The mouth-watering local dishes, the roaring bonfire for chilly evenings and enchanting Maasai dancers are recipe for a memorable meal.
  • Educational Tours on the History and Day-to-Day Operations of the Conservancy
    Whether it’s a visit to the pre-historic archeological site, a local school, water project or feeding a baby rhino there are plenty of activities that will peak your interest for a behind the scenes look at the conservancy operations.

Extra Activities:

  • Visits to the Maasai Cultural Village
  • Visit to Lake Rutundu on Mt. Kenya for a fly-fishing excursion
  • Day trips to the adjoining Ngare Ndare Forest to look for the elusive Columbus monkey population and to learn about the indigenous flora and its local uses
  • Wilderness Trails hosts and flies the only open cockpit biplane in East Africa which will take you around the conservation areas of northern Kenya. It is a truly magical experience and very much returns you to the "Out of Africa" era. The pilot, Will Craig, has over 5,000 hours experiance flying mostly in the Lewa area and can show you how the conservation project is improving and positively affecting the local communities. For more information on the bi-plane, please contact wilderness@lewa.org.

Note: These extra activities come at additional cost and can be arranged on request through the lodge manager.