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Lewa Conservancy, Kenya

Featured Safari Destination by GURU



The Craig family has passed down from one generation to the next a distinct passion for wildlife, conservation and tourism, and they proudly continue to run Lewa Wilderness. This is one of Kenya’s oldest and most private safari ventures; which has since become one of the countries prized family safari destinations. Lewa Wilderness is as much a home as it is a truly unique and personal safari experience.

Situated near the base of Mt. Kenya – Africa’s second tallest mountain, Lewa Wilderness is in a prime location and boasts just nine exclusive rooms: six cottages tucked into the hillside overlooking Lewa’s Eastern Marania Valley, plus three garden cottages set amidst their beautiful green lawns. All tastefully decorated with some of the Craig’s own antique and handmade furniture, giving rustic charm and the character of a ranch homestead. The garden rooms are perfect for families and also those who do not wish to be too far from the main areas.

Lewa Wilderness lodge and Walking Wild camel safaris offer rich game viewing opportunities without the crowds in the 62,000 acre Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Visitors have an excellent chance of seeing all of the “Big Five” and Lewa is one of the only game parks where visitors are almost guaranteed to see the endangered black and white rhinos while on safari. Lewa has over 70 different animal species and 350 bird species.

With the backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kenya and the diversity of scenery from open plains, rolling hills, valleys, escarpments and rivers, Lewa is a magical place to game drive for the ultimate Kenyan safari experience.

If traditional safari, guided walks or camel and horseback safaris don't tick your adventure box, then take to the skies to fly the wilds of Kenya. Will Craig, former crop-dusting pilot takes guests right above the treetops and weaves through gorges to show off the beauty of his homeland. The open cockpit biplane can take two passengers who accompany the pilot on a journey over forests, herds of game, and through ravines that are otherwise virtually inaccessible. This is an experience you can’t find anywhere else in Africa.

“Always leave room for wildlife” – Alec Douglas (Will Craig’s grandfather)

Lewa Wilderness Lodge was started in 1972 and is an integral part of the history of Lewa Downs. It transformed from a farm into a not-for-profit wildlife conservancy that has gained an international reputation for extending the benefits of conservation beyond its borders.

By staying at Lewa Wilderness, guests are automatically supporting the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and all of the conservation and community development efforts.

Property details
Location Lewa Conservancy, Kenya
Accommodation 9 exclusive rooms: 6 hillside cottages and 3 garden cottages (more suitable for families)
Guest Room Facilities Mini bar, safe, tablet with guest information, WiFi, charging Points, writing desk and Africology guest amenities
Camp Facilities Pool, Gym, Library, Spa
Family Policy Children of 6 years and older.
Activities Safari, Walking Safari, Camel & Horseack Safaris, Scenic Flights, Prehistoric Site Visits, Cultural Visits, Craft Tours, Tennis, Swimming
Available Services Babysitting Service, Credit Card, Laundry Service, limited WiFi
Included Guided safaris and walking safaris, meals and drinks (housewines / spirits, beers; excluding French Champagne), Laundry
Not Included Massage, Scenic Flights, Il’Ngwesi cultural village and Gratuities
Why Lewa Wilderness? Owner Run, Commited to conservation and cultural upliftment.
Pricing Available Upon Request Only (Closed in April, May and November.)
Errors and Omissions Excepted (E&OE)


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