Established in 1972, this family-run conservancy encompasses a diversity of landscapes including open plains, rolling hills, rocky escarpments and rivers at the base of Mt Kenya. There are just 9 thatch-roofed rooms at this exclusive property – six tucked into a hillside overlooking a valley with a rushing river and three set on beautifully green lawns close to the main lodge.
Throughout guest rooms and shared areas such as the cosy sitting and dining rooms are pieces of handmade furniture or family heirlooms, adding a rustic charm. Every meal at the homestead incorporates produce from the organic onsite farm, with the gorgeous bird-filled gardens providing the perfect setting for breakfast or lunch on a fine day. The property also has a pool, gym and tennis court.
Aside from twice-daily game drives to uncover all of the “Big 5”, including black and white rhino, guests at Lewa Wilderness may enjoy guided walks at a pace which suits their ability, camelback and horseback safaris. Open cockpit biplane flights over the breathtaking terrain may also be possible, to access forest and ravines which are closed to vehicles.