Lewa Safari Camp

Charming Lewa Safari Camp is the Lewa Conservancy flagship – a very comfortable lodge with excellent food and unsurpassed gameviewing.

Originally built in the 1980s for the rhino conservancy manager to live in, this charming property has been extensively renovated and is today the Lewa Conservancy flagship – a very comfortable lodge with excellent food and unsurpassed gameviewing. The 13 ensuite guest tents (two of which are specially designed for families) are elegantly furnished, with low thatched roofs and spacious verandas to make the most of surrounding views. The family tents have two separate sleeping areas linked by a private veranda and sitting area.

At Lewa Safari Camp, you can choose to dine privately or with other guests. Meals are created by a team of skilled chefs, out of ingredients sourced from the surrounding highlands. As with any quality safari camp, you can also opt for breakfast in the bush and to sip a gin and tonic at sunset – the traditional way to end a game drive.

During the heat of the day, there is a swimming pool with bar service, sunbeds, a shaded lounge area and lush green gardens that invite a stroll. Lewa Safari Camp also offers a range of relaxing spa treatments from massages to manicures and pedicures.

Guests can enjoy very exclusive gameviewing by open 4WD vehicle on the almost-private 93,000-acre Conservancy, which is home to the largest concentration of Grevy’s Zebra in the world, diverse birdlife and over 130 black and white rhino. Walks are also available to appreciate Kenya’s smaller creatures, as are cultural visits to local Samburu homesteads known as ‘manyattas’.

Lewa Safari Camp can be considered malaria-free.

Camp Location

How to get to Lewa Safari Camp

Daily flights depart from Wilson Airport in Nairobi to the Lewa airstrip. The lodge is around 45 minutes by road from here.

Activities at Lewa Safari Camp

  • Game drives in open-sided 4WD vehicles in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
  • Guided walks led by trained rangers in the Conservancy or in Ngare Ndare forest
  • Horseback or camelback safaris
  • Samburu community cultural visits
  • Conservation-related activities

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Lewa Safari Camp Highlights

  • Some of the most spectacular wildlife viewing in Kenya
  • Largest population of rare Grevy’s Zebra on earth
  • Almost-private gameviewing experiences
  • First class guides
  • Support rhino conservation and local communities

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Kenya Overview

What are the best things to do in Kenya?
Kenya has so many exciting and wonderful experiences to enjoy that the options are endless. Top experiences include:

  • Witnessing the great wildebeest migration (September to October) in the Masai Mara.
  • Exploring Samburu Game Reserve with its big game as well as rare endemic species.
  • Breakfast with the Rothschild’s giraffes at Giraffe Manor.
  • Thousands of flamingos and pelicans on the Rift Valley lakes .
  • Getting close to rhino in Laikipia.
  • Meeting the Samburu or Maasai and learning about their culture.

What is the climate like in Kenya?
The highland areas have a temperate climate (22°- 25°C) due to the high altitude, however  it is hotter in low-lying areas like the Rift Valley (30°- 35°C). The coast is hot and humid most of the year. Kenya has two rainy seasons, the ‘short rains’ that take place over 5-6 weeks in November and December and the ‘long rains’ that occur during March to May.

How do I get to Kenya?
Kenya’s major capital Nairobi is the main entry point into the country. Major airlines that fly into Nairobi include British Airways, Etihad Airways, Emirates, Lufthansa and Air France. From Nairobi, Kenya Airways offers flights to other popular African destinations including South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda and Zimbabwe.

What can I combine Kenya with?
Kenya is often combined with neighbouring Tanzania, and with Uganda or Rwanda for a trek to see the gorillas. A few days on the beautiful beaches of the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar is a very popular way to end a Kenyan safari.

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