Lewa Wilderness, established in 1972 in Kenya's Lewa Conservancy, is one of the country's oldest safari camps and is still family owned and run. From here you can see the Big Five in unaffected and authentic comfort. Highly recommended.
Situated near the base of Mt Kenya and on the edge of one of Kenya’s most private wildlife and environmental conservation projects, the wildlife-rich Lewa provides guests a home-away-from-home experience. The Lodge is a family run business, having been operated by the Craig family since 1922, initially as a private cattle ranch, before opening to visitors in 1972.
There are six individual hillside cottages, each with a unique layout. Each cottage has en-suite facilities, a cosy sitting area and fireplace, and a private outdoor verandah. There are also garden cottages, these are the original rooms built by David and Delia Craig when they started the lodge. They are the cottages closest to the main house and living areas, and each consists of two en-suite bedrooms joined by a comfortable sitting area with a bar and cosy fireplace.
The beauty of Lewa Wilderness isn’t just in the incredible scenery and wildlife explored daily with game drives – but in the wealth of activities and experiences to be had at every turn. At Lewa Wilderness they go beyond the game drive, with exceptional wildlife and wilderness viewing opportunities. From the traditional game viewing vehicles to guided walks and breath-taking scenic flights.
Lewa welcomes kids of all ages and are favoured amongst families, small and large, and multi-generational. There is a huge array of activities for kids of all ages – to enjoy with their families or on their own under guided supervision, while older kids and adults head out on different activities.