Lewa Wilderness

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya


Set comfortably in an oasis teeming with vibrant bougainvillea and dancing birdlife is one of Kenya’s original safari lodges, Lewa Wilderness. From your homely thatched cottage, soak up the serene atmosphere, spot game from the veranda and experience a UNESCO-labelled conservancy pioneering inspiring wildlife and environmental projects.

Key Features

  • Nine cottages
  • Open-air dining room and indoor sitting room with decking
  • Saltwater swimming pool, tennis court and gym facilities
  • Lewa farm
  • Activities include day and night game drives, guided walks, scenic flights, horseback safaris, camel riding, conservation project tours, ancient archaeological site tour


Lewa’s main homestead invites you to feel a home-away-from-home in an area of vast African plains where wild animals roam. Wonderfully rustic, wooden features and African-inspired artwork enhance an authentic environment where colourful cushions brighten the comfortable sofas. Settle down to a page-turner from the extensive library of books or delight in luscious garden views from the welcoming veranda.


Nestled amongst the grounds are nine thatched en-suite cottages, each different from the next and all equipped with a toasty fireplace and adjoining sitting room. Capturing beautiful Marania valley views are six hillside cottages, each with a veranda overlooking the river below where animals come to drink. Larger, with two en-suite bedrooms are the garden cottages situated closer to the main area with picturesque surrounds.


Delight in casual dining for breakfast and lunch from the outdoor dining area offering a superb backdrop and fantastic game viewing. For dinner, a delectable three-course meal with a chorus of African sounds to accompany – absolute heaven. In the sitting room, unwind by the warmth of the fire, delve into board games and share stories from your memorable time exploring Lewa Conservancy. It’s a treat in itself knowing you are staying on and contributing to a reserve where the endangered black rhino inhabits.


Each guest at Lewa Wilderness automatically supports the conservation initiatives and community and education programmes pioneered by Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Much of the lodge’s meals are also created using ingredients sourced from Lewa’s organic farm.

Why we love it

Where else can you horse ride to breakfast set remotely amidst the African bush, and spend the afternoon soaring around Mount Kenya in a quirky yellow biplane. Rich in wonderful experiences, you will leave Lewa Wilderness with magical memories to last a lifetime.

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