Getting to Lewa is simple! There are two options from Nairobi:
Commercial Flights: There are daily direct flights to Lewa Downs from Wilson Airport in Nairobi, offered by SafariLink or Air Kenya. As part of its ongoing corporate social responsibility programme, Safarilink donates $5 to Lewa for every passenger that flies into or out of the Conservancy. So every time you fly Safarilink, you are making a contribution to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy!
Private Flights: The Lewa airstrip also allows private or chartered planes to land and deliver guests. There are a few private charter companies you can contact in and around Nairobi:
-Tropic Air, the only charter company based in northern Kenya, email@example.com, +254 / 722 207 300 or visit www.tropicairkenya.com
-Boskovic Air Charters, Nairobi based, firstname.lastname@example.org,+254 / 722 203 852 or visit www.boskovicaircharters.com
-East African Air Charters, Nairobi based, email@example.com, or visit www.eaaircharters.co.ke
-Yellow Wings, Nairobi based, firstname.lastname@example.org, +254 / 20 606 313 or visit www.yellowwings.com
Drive: You can also get to Lewa by road, we are only four hours drive from Nairobi. Head out through the Thika road. Pass through Thika, Makuyu and Karatina. Turn right before Nyeri Town (about 16km before the town there are signs to Buffalo Springs and Samburu). Pass through Naro Moru, Nanyuki, and Timau. Approximately 15km after Timau is the Meru/Isiolo junction. Turn left at this junction heading towards Isiolo. Approx 3km further on at the bottom of the hill on the left hand side is the main entrance to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.
Please note: Not all vehicles are permitted within the Conservancy, so you may need to ask your accommodation provider to meet you at the Lewa gates, unless you’re visiting Lewa to attend the Safaricom Marathon.