Anthony Bourdain’s Kenya Episode Featuring Lewa to Air September 23rd, 9pm Eastern
In the first week of March 2018, Lewa welcomed a special visitor. Anthony Bourdain, the charismatic American celebrity chef, author and television show host was visiting Kenya, and Lewa was on his itinerary. He was accompanied by comedian and presenter Kamau Bell, host of CNN’s United Shades of America, and their crew. They stayed at Lewa Wilderness and spent days on the Conservancy, with a final visit to Il Ngwesi community. The team was filming for an upcoming series of the hit programme, CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.
It saddened us all to learn of Anthony’s death two months ago, but the enigmatic chef’s influence on travel and adventure has not waned. While we were not sure what would happen to the Kenya episode, CNN has now announced that it will honour Bourdain’s legacy by airing a final season of Parts Unknown, which premiere’s on 23rd September. The premiere will feature the Kenya episode, which was the only one completed before his death.
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Watch the trailer of Bourdain’s trip to Lewa with W. Kamau Bell, the host of CNN’s United Shades of America.
At Lewa, Bourdain and Kamau experienced the Conservancy’s work first-hand in protecting endangered species, including the black rhino and Grevy’s zebra. They met with the Lewa team to discuss conservation best practices and went on an anti-poaching patrol with rangers.
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The duo and their team stayed at Lewa Wilderness, one of Lewa’s five lodges. The lodge is tucked into a hillside overlooking a valley, and has stunning views of wildlife and rolling plains. They enjoyed spectacular wildlife viewing, and got to see some of Africa’s most iconic species during their stay.