Lewa House is situated in northern Kenya, in Laikipia, on the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. As with Kifaru House, all income generated by the lodge is reinvested in conservation and local community projects.
The main house – consisting of a lounge and dining area – opens out on to a beautifully furnished stretch veranda, and on to views of the plains, Mathews mountain range and Mt Ol Lolokwe. Its interior is open-plan, well lit and, at night, dominated by a large fire, around which guests of Lewa House can meet, read and discuss the next day’s itineraries. The food is excellent – fresh, locally sourced, wonderfully cooked – and the service is unobtrusively attentive. Close by, and overlooking a waterhole, lies a fine looking pool, from which guests can, if they so wish, view resident game.
There are just 3 cottages at Lewa House. Built from stone and wood, with hallmark makuti roofs, each possesses a double and a twin room, two of which have en-suite bathrooms. The third, slightly larger, cottage is reserved for families and shares a bathroom. All the beds – double or single – have been constructed from local woods, and their design reflects the overall makeup of the cottages, which is natural, organic. Each of the cottages of Lewa House has its own private veranda.
Activities include day / night drives, guided walks, lion tracking, bird viewing, bush picnics and massage. Extras include cultural visits, fly fishing, camel and horse treks and colobus monkey tracks.