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Lewa Lodge - High End

Located at the very heart of the Conservancy, Lewa House is a stunningly attractive residence set on top of a hill with an engaging panoramic view of rolling landscape, luggas and hills. with Mount Kenya to the south and the rugged Mathews Range and the sacred mountain of Ol Olokwe to the north.

Lewa has variety of exciting wildlife icluding the endangered black rhino, gravy zebra, the big five and as well as 400 bird species, some are rare and others abudant and all beutiful.

ACCESS

By daily schedule flight from Wilson Airport (Nairobi) to Lewa Downs, by private charter flight direct to the Lewa airstrip, or by road from either Nanyuki (1 hour) or Nairobi (over 3 hours).

Accommodation

The accommodation at Lewa House is in the form of cottage style rooms which are spread out along the hillside, all looking to the expanse of wilderness to the north. There are 3 of the original (the house was originally a private home) thatched family cottages, each comprising of two homely en-suite rooms and a large shared veranda. The 4 recently added single room cottages are built with sustainable, ecological principles in mind whilst still being exceptionally comfortable and spacious, with wonderful views across the surrounding landscape.

Power and hot water at Lewa House is provided by the sun and water comes directly from a spring that emerges on Lewa at the base of the Ngare Ndare forest, fed by the snows of Mt Kenya.

The heart of Lewa House is a large elegant building with an open fireplace at one end where guests can relax during the day and mingle with a drink before dinner, and at the other is a large family dining table where the evening meals are served, hosted by Calum and Sophie.

There is a large shaded verandah extending away from the main house with a comfortable seating area from which you can enjoy a cool afternoon drink and soak in the very special atmosphere of Lewa House.

ACTIVITIES

:: Day and night game drives and guided bush walks.
:: Horse riding, both for non-experienced riders and advanced riders.
:: Game watching up close from secluded game blinds.
:: Day or overnight camel walks.
:: Educational talks on the Conservancy and related issues.
:: Visits to the Il N'gwesi Maasai cultural boma.
:: Community conservation orientated activities.

WILDLIFE

Lewa is home to 350 bird species and 70 mammal species including the Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino) as well as many endangered or locally rare species.

Endangered species protected by Lewa include the prehistoric looking black rhino which at approx. 65 individuals on Lewa means the conservancy hosts almost 10% of Kenya’s black rhino population! Lewa also has the world’s largest single population of the stunning Grevy’s zebra, very different looking from the more common Plains zebra found in most of Kenya – in fact we have both species so you can compare!

LODGES IN LAIKIPIA CONSERVACIES

Note: Click on the links for more details.

:: Borana Lodge - High End
:: Il N'gwesi Lodge - High End
:: Lewa Lodge - High End
:: Lewa Safari Camp - High End
:: Loisaba Lodge - High End
:: Mukutan Retreat - High End
:: Mutamaiyu House - High End
:: Ol Malo Lodge - High End
:: Sabuk Lodge - High End