Where to Stay
Located at the very heart of the Conservancy, the owner run and hosted Lewa House is set on top of a hill with extensive views over gentle rolling hills. It faces Mount Kenya to the south, the rugged Mathew’s Range and the sacred mountain of Ol Lolokwe to the north.
The cottage style rooms are spread out along the hillside, all looking to the expanse of wilderness to the north. There are three thatched family cottages, each comprising of two homely en-suite rooms and a large shared veranda. The four single room cottages are built in a unique design with sustainable, ecological principles in mind whilst still being exceptionally comfortable and spacious, with wonderful views across the surrounding landscape.
The central area is a large elegant building with an open fireplace at one end where guests can relax during the day and mingle while having a drink before dinner. At the other end of the main building is a large family dining table where the evening meals are served, hosted by Calum and Sophie Macfarlane, a young family whose connections to Lewa goes back to over five generations! Sophie’s great grandfather, Alexander Douglas, was the pioneer of wildlife conservation in the area.
There is a large shaded verandah extending from the main lodge with a comfortable sitting area from which you can enjoy a cool afternoon drink and soak in the very special atmosphere of Lewa House. Beautiful shaded gardens surround the lodge and breakfast or lunch is often served on the lawn. The lodge also has a large swimming pool which overlooks a waterhole providing some of the best game viewing on Lewa!
- Day and night game drives and guided bush walks
- Pre-historic site visits
- Bush breakfasts and picnic lunches
If staying for 3 nights or longer a horse or camel trek (subject to availability) is included.
- Horse and camel treks (subject to availability)
- Scenic bi-plane trips (subject to availability)
- Visits to aerial walkway in the Ngare Ndare Forest
- Visits to the Il Ngwesi cultural boma
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 is 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.
Lewa Safari Camp
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.
The camp is based within the private 62,000 acre Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. The Conservancy is home to 11 percent of Kenya's black rhino population, and the single largest population of Grevy's zebra in the world. Lewa re-invests all the profits generated from tourism ( including profits from Lewa Safari Camp ) into its core programmes. When you visit Lewa, you will help thousands of people from different backgrounds and cultures to improve their lives, and give their children a future, at the same time as ensuring Africa's wildlife has a stable home.
- 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
The activities we offer at Lewa Safari Camp are:
- Game drives in 4x4 Land Cruisers
- Guided bush walks
- Swimming pool
- Bush breakfasts
- Camel trekking
- Educational talks on the history and the day-to-day operation of the Conservancy
- Massages & Manicures / Pedicures
For more information on Lewa Safari Camp, and to make a booking, please contact:
Cheli & Peacock Mgt Ltd
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 Trails
Situated in the wildlife-rich Eastern corner of the Conservancy is the Craig family home, Wilderness Trails, where guests have been entertained in luxury for the past 30 years.
It sleeps 16 people housed in 8 beautifully decorated cottages, featuring fireplaces and verandas, and is the home of Will and Emma Craig.
Guests 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 salt-water pool is refreshing, the stables are full of horses for guests to ride, and the clay tennis court comes equipped with both raquets and balls.
- Day and Night Game Drives
- Bush Walks with a professional tracker
- Horse Rides
- Camel Rides
- Game Blinds
- Hiking/Jogging with a Maasai warrior
- Visiting a Maasai cultural boma
- 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 experience flying mostly in the Lewa area and can show you how the conservation project is improving and positively affecting the local communities.
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Sirikoi is a spectacular game lodge situated in the centre of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy 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.
A wide range of activities are offered such as helicopter trips, horseback riding, and visits to a local Maasai homestead. 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 an elegant 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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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
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.
For additional information and to make a reservation please contact Charlie Wheeler firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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
- Lewa one day/night, Ngare Ndare River one day/night, Tassia Lodge one or two nights.
- 3 - 4 days / nights on Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.