Who We Are
Who We Are
Set amidst stunning savannah in the wilds of northern Kenya, the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is East Africa's pioneer conservation success story.
The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, nestled at the foothills of Mount Kenya, is home to some of the continent's most endangered species - the black rhino and the Grevy's zebra- and a plethora of other wildlife including the elephant, giraffe, buffalo, antelope, lion, cheetah and leopard.
Lewa's rich history in conservation spans three decades, having started out as the Ngare Sergoi Rhino Sanctuary established in 1983 to help save the last remaining black rhino in northern Kenya. At the time, poaching for rhino horn saw a once thriving population plummet to near extinction, and Ngare Sergoi was a brave and pioneering venture, driven by love for the rhino. The sanctuary thrived and was later re-established as the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in 1995.
Today, the Conservancy acts as a catalyst for conservation through the protection and management of species and the initiation and support of community development programmes. It is home to 11% and 14% of the country’s black and white rhinos respectively, and the world’s single largest population of Grevy’s zebras.
Lewa's successful model and continuous innovation has since been emulated by other organisations across the continent, and the Conservancy continues to provide managerial and technical expertise to new conservation entities.