The Lewa-Borana landscape boasts a remarkable density of wildlife and is a haven for diverse species. By ensuring a conducive and secure habitat for endangered wildlife, we’ve not only facilitated their flourishing but also supported the thriving of other critical African species.
Our overarching objective is to sustain this rich biodiversity, safeguarding the environment and bolstering the survival prospects of all inhabitants. Recognising the vital role each species plays within the ecosystem, we understand that the preservation of one directly impacts the viability of others. Thus, our conservation efforts are geared towards fostering harmonious coexistence among all species, thereby nurturing a resilient and balanced ecosystem.
Lions: The “King of the Jungle” is one of our resident predators. There are currently 53 lions acros the Lewa-Borana Landscape.
Wild dogs: On occasion, Lewa is privileged to host a pack of the critically endangered wild dog, also known as the African painted dog. The global population of wild dogs has experienced a significant decline, with scattered populations remaining across the African continent.
Cheetahs: Lewa is also home to the cheetah, the fastest land animal in the world. Lewa’s open plains and extensive savannah serve as an ideal habitat for cheetahs, and there are currently 8 of them within Lewa premises.
Hyenas – Hyenas, just like lions, are dominant predators in Lewa’s landscape. There are about 150 hyenas within the conservancy, making them the most abundant predator in Lewa’s ecosystem.