A first-rate lodge, Lewa Safari Camp is located in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, in Northern Kenya, and possesses fine views of both Mount Kenya to the south and semi-arid lowlands to the north.
Taking on the feel of an old classic safari with thatched roofs and sanded wooden floors, with modern comforts, the 13 guest tents at the lodge are complemented by a cosy central area with a well-kept garden, which is overlooked by a large veranda and swimming pool. The lounge has a log fire, lit during chillier evenings, while other shared areas include a dining area and spa. Please note that WiFi is very intermittent at Lewa Safari Camp.
Food and Service
Wholesome and varied, the food at Lewa Safari Camp is largely based around homegrown produce from the vegetable garden and other locally sourced produce. Meals are taken in the large warm inside dining area or al fresco on the front veranda. The staff and managers are friendly and are happy to sit with guests at dinner or leave them to eat on their own, depending on preferences. With advance notice, dietary requirements are easily accommodated.
Thatched, raised on wooden floors, and possessing canvas walls, the guest tents at Lewa Safari Camp follow the same style as the rest of the camp. There are 11 doubles and two family suites. The doubles come with king-size bed and a large decking area overlooking spectacular views. The family suites include a a master bedroom and twin room – both with an en suite, and each and connected by a large veranda. Please note that the doubles can also be converted into a twin or into a triple for under 16s, while the twin in the family suite can be converted into a triple for under 16s. Please ask your destination specialist for further details.
Activities at Lewa Safari Camp include safari drives both in the day and at night, breakfasts in the bush, horse riding and walks through Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Others include sundowners, helicopter journeys, educational talks, visits to a pre-historic archaeological site, colobus monkey tracking, lion tracking and camel treks. Please note that horse riding is an additional cost that can be paid tdirectly to the camp if interested.
Based within 65,000 acres of wilderness, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is home to about 10 percent of Kenya’s black rhino population and also has the single largest population of Grevy’s zebra in the world.
Lewa re-invests all the profits generated from tourism – including profits from Lewa Safari Camp – into its core programmes. By employing local staff, tourism in this area directly incentives conservation.
Lewa Safari Camp reinvests a large proportion of its profits into developing community-based enterprises including bead workshops, micro-finance programmes and a youth programme that aims to empower young people to find meaningful training and employment.