Visit Lewa

Where to Stay

Lewa House is the home of Sophie and Calum Macfarlane; Sophie being the grand-daughter of David Craig. They share their home with up to 18 guests. Here are Sophie & Calum to say more…..

“Lewa is a unique place and has inspired many with its combination of stunning scenery with some of the best game viewing in Africa. But more than that, it is the magic of the connection between the people, the wildlife and the place. Staying with us at Lewa House, you become part of that connection.

Our home is elegant but informal, with extraordinary views stretching across the wilderness of Northern Kenya. We are endeavouring to be as sustainable as possible and are 100% solar powered. We harvest rainwater, and re-cycle our grey water. Our buildings blend into the landscape and many of our vegetables come from our Biodynamic garden.

The heart of the house is a large dramatic thatched room where we sit round the fire most evenings, sharing our experiences of the day. The accommodation consists of cottages spread through-out the grounds. We have two types of cottages: three family cottages which each have two en-suite rooms with a shared veranda. Their thatched roofs and rough-hewn hardwood furniture offer a glimpse to the Africa of old. We also have four ‘Earth pod’ Cottages whose novel architecture blends into the hillside and their simple, elegant décor compliments their expansive views. Their ‘star-baths’ let you luxuriate in a hot bath with the starlit sky as your roof.

Being very centrally located we have wonderful access to the wild valleys to the north, which we enjoy exploring on foot whilst being very close to the wildlife dense area around the swamp. Young and old are all welcome."

For more information please visit www.lewahouse.com or email info@lewahouse.com

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Kifaru is the Swahili word for rhino. The house was built by one of Lewa’s long standing donors with no compromise to quality or standards. The house is perched on top of a hill with an endless panorama of the surrounding countryside and distant views of the snow-capped peak of Mount Kenya.

The lounge area is as spacious as the vast plains it overlooks. It provides a comfortable sitting area where huge fires are lit in the hearth casting a ruby glow over everything. The dining area includes a magnificent table crafted from ancient dhow wood and is the perfect place to share a meal with family and friends. A sky blue infinity pool adds to the breathtaking beauty of the place.

A short walk from the lounge area through the lush gardens are six individual cottages that can comfortably house up to twelve people. Each cottage has large windows looking out on stunning views and furnished with beautiful colonial style furniture. The windows are also fitted with stylish blinds that can be used to ensure guests’ privacy. Canopied double beds and en-suite bathrooms make for a comfortable stay at the house and guests are rejuvenated for an exciting day’s activities.

For bookings please contact reservations@kifaruhouse.com or visit www.kifaruhouse.com for more information.

Lewa Safari Camp has a stunning location within Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, with outstanding game viewing, and spectacular views to Mt. Kenya to the south and arid lowlands to the north. Each tent has a thatched roof, verandah and full en suite bathroom, very much in the 'Lewa' style. The central areas have exquisite gardens with a large sunny verandah and swimming pool to enjoy during the day, and cosy log fires in the lounge and dining room for the more chilly evenings.

Awards

  •     Best Community Safari Property in Africa – The Safari Awards (Good Safari Guide), 2011
  •     Bronze Eco-rating Certification – Ecotourism Kenya, 2010/2011
  •     Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Travel Awards Top 20 – 2010 & 2011
  •     Top 10 Hideaways for a Royal Honeymoon – The Telegraph, 2010


For more information on Lewa Safari Camp, and to make a booking, please contact:

Cheli & Peacock Mgt Ltd
Nairobi, Kenya
info@chelipeacock.co.ke
Tel: +254-(020)-6004053/4 or 6003090/1
Mob: +254 (0)733 490234 / (0)724 255374
Fax: + 254-(020)-6004050 / 6003066
www.lewasafaricamp.com or www.thecpportfolio.com

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Lewa Wilderness sleeps 22 people housed in nine beautifully decorated cottages, featuring fireplaces and verandas, and is the home of Will and Emma Craig. Situated in the wildlife-rich eastern corner of the Conservancy, it is the Craig family home where guests have been entertained in luxury for the past 30 years. 

Visitors can relax by the fire in Will and Emma's cosy sitting room and share meals around a long banquet table in the open-air dining room. Natural springs, home-raised livestock, and a 5-acre organic garden are transformed by skilled chefs into healthy and delicious food.

The infinity pool is refreshing, the stables are full of horses for guests to ride, and the clay tennis court comes equipped with both racquets and balls.

Lewa Wilderness 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 returns you to the "Out of Africa" era. The pilot, Will Craig, has over 5,000 hours of experience, flying mostly in the Lewa area and can show you how the conservation project is improving and positively affecting the local communities.

See what others have to say - Read TripAdvisor reviews of Lewa Wilderness. For more information, please see the Lewa Wilderness website here. 

Sirikoi is a spectacular game lodge situated in the centre of Lewa on the northern slopes of Mount Kenya. Surrounded by an acacia grove and overlooking a natural waterhole fed from a mountain spring Sirikoi offers some of the best game viewing in East Africa.

Evening sundowners with incredible views of distant mountain ranges; delicious meals served under the stars next to a roaring fire and the sounds of animals in camp late at night are just a small part of this magical experience.

Offering unparalleled hospitality in breathtaking surroundings, Sirikoi is one of the outstanding lodges in Kenya where guests will be part of a unique African adventure.

Sirikoi has four luxury tented rooms that have been built and designed by Willie and Sue Roberts who have run tailor-made safaris throughout East Africa for over thirty years. Each of these spacious rooms has views of the waterhole from the veranda, a living area with a fireplace and an elegant bathroom with a Victorian bath and a shower. There is a tasteful thatched dining area with open log fires and a large deck area with a superb outlook. A beautifully designed 18m pool is the perfect spot to watch game and birdlife. 

A secluded two-bedroom cottage, made from wood, thatch and stone and with a large deck area is situated in a private corner of the camp near the wetlands where elephant and buffalo are regular visitors.

Sirikoi house is a self-contained three-bedroomed house that can sleep up to six people in stunning style and comfort. It has its own kitchen, dining room and living spaces. 

For more information, please visit www.sirikoi.com.

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Awards and nominations

Nominated for Africa's Safari Lodge of the Year, 2013 by the World Travel Awards

Sirikoi is a silver rated lodge, Eco-tourism Kenya

Nothing ventured nothing gained, and a camel safari taking you through the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy with its abundant wildlife and their habitat is surely an experience of a lifetime.

Il N'gwesi, where a traditional way of life is in harmony with its wilderness and wildlife provides a cultural aspect and incredible scenery that will be a memory not to be forgotten. Further to the North the forested and watered mountains of the Mathew's Range dominates the vast arid area of some of the wildest and unspoiled wilderness of Kenya. The safari will take you through this area and beyond and will lift your spirits as only true adventure can.

Each safari is uniquely different depending on the route taken, and can be 3-14 days. The maximum number of people on each trip is 6 and each safari is exclusive to your group. Comfortable camping facilities, excellent cuisine and experienced guides will ensure your well being on your safari.

This is a walking safari but riding camels are available when the terrain allows. You do not need to be superbly fit, however a sense of adventure and a little resilience is all you need to enjoy your camel trip.

What You Need to Bring

Sirikoi house is a self-contained three-bedroomed house that can sleep up to six people in stunning style and comfort. It has its own kitchen, dining room and living spaces.

Cool bush clothes, a set of warm clothes, sweater, light rain coat, two pairs of comfortable walking shoes or boots, hat, sun cream, insect repellent and a water bottle all packed in a soft bag. You must have your own comprehensive travel insurance and please anticipate staff gratuities if you are happy with their services. Beer and wine are provided but bring any preferred spirits of liqueurs.

Reservation

For additional information and to make a reservation please contact Charlie Wheeler 4wheeler@northernfrontiers.com.

Options

  1. Trips to the northern community conservation areas and Mathews range.
    The Tassia treks to the north of Lewa vary from 3 - 7 days and the treks into the Mathews Range vary from 5 - 14 days
  2. Lewa one day/night, Ngare Ndare River one day/night, Tassia Lodge one or two nights.
  3. 3 - 4 days / nights on Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.