Lewa Wilderness

Sleeps
Resort
Laikipia
,
Kenya
Type
Rooms
Cabins
Location
Laikipia
Kenya

Close to the base of Mount Kenya, in the expansive Lewa wilderness rich with wildlife, lies the home of the Craig family – one of Kenya’s oldest safari ventures. Comfy and chic their collection of cottages is rich with rustic charm and perfect for families.

pink color quotes symbols icon

Lizzy Nelson

The Lodge

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.

On arrival, guests are immediately struck by the peace and tranquillity of the grounds, you’ll immediately feel like you’re with family. Just nine exclusive rooms dot the Lewa Wilderness landscape. Six cottages are tucked into the hillside overlooking the sprawling Eastern Marania Valley, plus a further three garden cottages that are cosy yet expansive are set amongst the beautiful lawn.

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 (they’ve recently converted one of their Land cruisers to be 100% electric), to guided walks and breath-taking scenic flights.

Activities at Lew Wilderness
  • Day & Night Game Drive
  • Horseback Safari
  • Camel Rides
  • Guided Masai Walk
  • Aeroplane Ride
  • Explore an authentic Masai Village
  • Explore Ngare Ndare Forest
  • Sleep under the stars
FUN FACT
  • 12% of the global zebra population live on Lewa
  • 169 Black & white rhino live on Lewa
  • 400 Migratory elephants live on Lewa
No items found.

Accommodation at Lewa Wilderness

There are six individual hillside cottages, each with a unique layout. These cottages were built to capture the stunning views out over the valley and the sound of the river below where elephant, giraffe, rhino, zebra and more all come to drink. Each cottage has en-suite facilities, a cosy sitting area and fireplace, and a private outdoor verandah where one can enjoy a morning coffee whilst watching the sunrise – as well as a private dinner.

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 three garden rooms are exceptionally spacious and with recent renovations, bright and sunny, perfect for families and also those who do not wish to be too far from the main areas.

Conservation at Lewa Wilderness

Started in 1972, Lewa Wilderness lodge is an integral part of the history of Lewa Downs as it transformed from a farm into a not-for-profit wildlife conservancy that has gained an international reputation for extending the benefits of conservation beyond its borders. The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy now boasts 62,000 acres of conserved land and the richness of wildlife here is astounding with over 70 different animal species and 350 bird species. By staying at Lewa Wilderness, guests are automatically supporting the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and all of the conservation and community development efforts.

Families at Lewa Wilderness

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.

No items found.

Speak to our travel specialist today & start planning your holiday

Enquire now
or

Get Inspired

icon

All our holidays are tailored to you, but let us get your travel cravings going.

dashed gray circle holding click-drag labels
circle left arrow
circle right arrow
dashed gray circle holding click-drag labels
Review

San Camp

Makgadikgadi
,
Botswana
Review

Baraza

Zanzibar
,
Tanzania
Review

Borana

Nanyuki
,
Kenya
Review

Vumbura Plains

Okavango Delta
,
Botswana
Review

Fundu Lagoon

Pemba Island
,
Tanzania
Review

Sand Rivers Selous

Selous
,
Tanzania
Review

Fanjove Island

Fanjove Island
,
Tanzania
Review

Offbeat Mara

Maasai Mara
,
Kenya
Review

&Beyond Benguerra

Benguerra Island
,
Mozambique
Review

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Ngorongoro Crater
,
Tanzania
Review

Park Hyatt

Zanzibar
,
Tanzania
Review

Namiri Plains

Serengeti
,
Tanzania
Review

The Capaldi Hotel

Atlas Mountains
,
Morocco
Review

Bisate Lodge

Volcanoes National Park
,
Rwanda
Review

Santorini Mozambique

Vilanculos
,
Mozambique
Review

Omaanda

Windhoek
,
Namibia
Review

Onguma Fort

Etosha
,
Namibia
Review

WaterLovers

Diani Beach
,
Kenya
Review

The Manta Resort

Pemba Island
,
Tanzania
Review

Chongwe Camp

Lower Zambezi
,
Zambia
Review

Lewa Wilderness

Laikipia
,
Kenya
Review

Sosian

Laikipia
,
Kenya
Review

Anabezi

Lower Zambezi
,
Zambia
Review

Jongomero

Ruaha
,
Tanzania
Review

Meno a Kwena

Makgadikgadi
,
Botswana
Review

Singita Mara River Camp

Serengeti
,
Tanzania
Review

Okuti

Okavango Delta
,
Botswana
Review

Tena Tena

Mfuwe
,
Zambia
Review

Shinde

Okavango Delta
,
Botswana
Review

Kanana

Okavango Delta
,
Botswana
Review

Ol Seki

Maasai Mara
,
Kenya
Review

Ngorongoro Highlands

Ngorongoro Crater
,
Tanzania
Review

Ikuka Camp

Ruaha
,
Tanzania
Review

Oliver's Camp

Tarangire
,
Tanzania
Review

Mnemba Island

Zanzibar
,
Tanzania
Review

Tongabezi Lodge

Zambezi River
,
Zambia
Review

Offbeat Ndoto

Maasai Mara
,
Kenya
Review

El Fenn

Marrakech
,
Morocco
Review

Elephant Pepper Camp

Maasai Mara
,
Kenya
Review

Jack's Camp

Makgadikgadi
,
Botswana
Review

Mchenja

South Luangwa
,
Zambia
Review

Jacana

Okavango Delta
,
Botswana
Review

La Clé Lodge

Franschhoek
,
South Africa
Review

Richards River Camp

Maasai Mara
,
Kenya
Review

Hoanib Valley Camp

Kaokoland
,
Namibia
Review

Shipwreck Lodge

Skeleton Coast
,
Namibia
Review

Entamanu Ngorongoro

Ngorongoro Crater
,
Tanzania
Review

Sausage Tree

Lower Zambezi
,
Zambia
Review

Sable Alley

Okavango Delta
,
Botswana
Review

Somalisa Expeditions

Hwange
,
Zimbabwe
Review

Ongava Tented Camp

Etosha
,
Namibia
Review

Lemala Ewanjan

Serengeti
,
Tanzania
Review

Dinaka

Kalahari
,
Botswana
Review

Little Kulala

Sossusvlei
,
Namibia
Review

Nkwali

South Luangwa
,
Zambia
Review

Babylonstoren

Franschhoek
,
South Africa
Review

Wayo Safaris

Serengeti
,
Tanzania
Review

Kilindi

Zanzibar
,
Tanzania
Review

Sea Five

Cape Town
,
South Africa
Review

Kuria Hills

Serengeti
,
Tanzania
Review

Ol Malo

Laikipia
,
Kenya
Review

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Manyara
,
Tanzania
Review

Chinzombo

South Luangwa
,
Zambia
Review

Nsolo

South Luangwa
,
Zambia
Review

Pumulani

Lake Malawi
,
Malawi
Review

Greystoke Mahale

Mahale
,
Tanzania
Review

Zein Nile Chateau

The Nile
,
Egypt
Review

Mumbo Island

Lake Malawi
,
Malawi
Review

Angama Mara

Maasai Mara
,
Kenya
Review

Chada Katavi

Katavi
,
Tanzania
Review

Xanadu Villas

Zanzibar
,
Tanzania
Review

Serra Cafema

Kaokoland
,
Namibia
Review

Serengeti Safari Camp

Serengeti
,
Tanzania
Review

Carana Beach Hotel

Mahe
,
Seychelles
Review

Kigelia Ruaha

Ruaha
,
Tanzania
Review

Lamai Serengeti

Serengeti
,
Tanzania
Review

John's Camp

Mana Pools
,
Zimbabwe
Review

Klein's Camp

Serengeti
,
Tanzania
Review

Chem Chem

Tarangire
,
Tanzania
Review

Azura Benguerra

Benguerra Island
,
Mozambique
Travel Idea

Private Safari Houses

,
Zambia
Travel Idea

Southern Tanzania

,
Tanzania
Travel Idea

The Okavango Delta

,
Botswana
Travel Idea

Western Tanzania

,
Tanzania
Travel Idea

Namibia Flying Safari

,
Namibia
Travel Idea

Northern Tanzania

,
Tanzania
Travel Idea

Young Explorers

,
Botswana
Travel Idea

Experience Morocco

,
Morocco
Travel Idea

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti
,
Tanzania
Travel Idea

Adventure in Namibia

,
Namibia
Travel Idea

Masai Mara Riding Safari

Maasai Mara
,
Kenya
Travel Idea

The Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater
,
Tanzania
Travel Idea

Kenya with the Family

Nairobi
,
Kenya
Travel Idea

Island Hopping in Mozambique

Quirimbas Archipelago
,
Mozambique
Travel Idea

Zanzibar

,
Tanzania
Travel Idea

A Self-Drive Safari

,
Namibia
No items found.