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  • Location: Kenya, Laikipia
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Comfort Level: Luxury

overview

Lewa Safari Camp is a tented safari camp located within the Lewa Wilderness Trust – a private conservancy, home to a diverse array of wildlife. With only 12-tented suites set beneath a thatch canopies, Lewa offers an intimate safari escape in this exceptional location. This award-winning lodge is ideal for a romantic safari getaway. Go on day and night game drives in open 4x4 vehicles and look out for the unique wildlife that has adapted to this semi-desert environment.

The conservancy is home to 10% of Kenya's black rhino population and has the highest number of Grevy's zebra in the world. Other excursions from the camp include camel and cultural safaris, Chalbi Desert and Lake Turkana flying safaris, and fly fishing at Lake Alice. The Lewa Wilderness Trust, along with the camp, is committed to social responsibility as it invests all of its profits into its essential programmes. Visit and interact with one the students from the primary and secondary schools in the Lewa Education Program.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Good Safari Guide Awards - Best Community Safari Property in Africa 2011
  •  Ecotourism Kenya - Silver Eco-rating Certification 2013/2014
  •  CondĂ© Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards - Top 20 hotels in the Middle East, Africa and the Indian Ocean 2010/2011

highlights

  • Within a 65 000 acre conservancy
  • Black & white rhino conservation area
  • Beautiful views of Mount Kenya
  • Day and night game drives
  • Birder's paradise - 440 bird species
  • Rare wildlife such as Grevy's zebra
  • Horse-riding, camel trekking & walking safaris
  • Designated UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Bush breakfasts, sundowners, & picnics

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Facilities

Head out on day and night game drives in open 4x4 vehicles and look out for the unique wildlife that has adapted to this semi-desert environment.

Adjoining the dining area is a cosy warm lounge which overlooks a floodlit waterhole or sit around the campfire and share stories of the day’s adventures.

General Facilities

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    Beauty or wellness therapist
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    Wi-fi available
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    Swimming Pool

Dining

Freshly cooked home-style meals, with an emphasis on locally available ingredients, are served in Lewa's timber-panelled dining room. 

No web_rate service in Eddy

Lewa Safari Camp offers 12 spacious en suite tents equipped with electricity and running water. The suites offer wonderful views of Mount Kenya's snow capped peaks in the south and Matthew's range in the north. Three of the tents may be converted into triple rooms in order to accommodate families with children under 16 years old.

No web_rate service in Eddy AMENITIES

Activities

  • Bush dining
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Historical tours
  • Horse-riding
 

Traveller Reviews

  • Wonderful people in the camp, I was a little nervous going by myself but everyone was watching out for me. The managers at the camps were lovely to me and made sure I had everything I needed. Food was outstanding!!!!

    Anne Sturm, April 2012

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Monique Roden

Monique Roden

Africa Safari Expert

"Lewa offers an amazing variation of wildlife and vistas, ensuring one never tires of venturing out into this vast wilderness to discover its wonders."

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Wonderful people in the camp, I was a little nervous going by myself but everyone was watching out for me. The managers at the camps were lovely to me and made sure I had everything I needed. Food was outstanding!!!!

Anne Sturm, April 2012 >View more reviews