Lewa Wilderness Camp (Lewa Wildlife Conservancy) Kenya
Lewa Wilderness is situated within one of Kenya’s major private conservation successes, the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, at the foot of Mt Kenya. Lewa Downs has been the Craig family home since 1924, when the Craigs came from England and began raising cattle here. Lewa Wilderness is the original family home of the Craigs and is still home to Will and Emma Craig, who host with their team of professional guides.
Lewa Downs has three extraordinary assets: • Beautiful countryside with exceptional wildlife viewing. • The endangered species – Rhino, both Black and White, Grevy’s Zebra, and Sitatunga. • A major commitment to community development and participation.
"Leave room for the wildlife" has been the Craig ethic since the 1920's. The Wildlife Conservancy is committed to the conservation of wildlife and the diverse habitats found on the northern slopes of Mount Kenya.
Lewa Wilderness offers nine comfortable, thatched cottages with en-suite bathrooms. Electric lighting is provided by a 240V generator that runs from 0630-1030 & 1800-2230. Travel-size hair dryers can be used in rooms –guests are recommended to bring their own and management needs to be informed. Batteries for video, phone and cameras can be charged in rooms – guests are recommended to bring their own adaptors. There is a mini-bar in each room.
Guests can relax by the fire in Will and Emma's cozy sitting room and share meals around a long banquet table in the open-air dining room. Natural springs, home-raised livestock, and a 5-acre organic garden are transformed by skilled chefs into healthy and delicious food The salt-water pool is refreshing, the stables are full of horses for guests to ride, and the clay tennis court comes equipped with both racquets and balls.
• Sitting/dining room
• Horizon salt-water swimming pool
• Tennis court
• Laundry services provided
• Gift shop • Credit card facilities – Amex, Visa and MasterCard
• Internet access for guests – charged at US$ 2 per min but only when generator is on
• Mobile phone networks available • Safe box
• Masseuse on site (extra charge)
Activities / Wildlife:
Lewa Wilderness is located where the Big Five roam at ease and one is almost guaranteed to spot some of the resident black rhino. Marvel at the endangered Grevy's zebra, with 25% of the world's population occurring here. From tracking lion to observing the elusive sitatunga, the wildlife experiences are many.
A professional guiding team leads guests on customized daily safaris and educates them about flora, fauna, animal behavior, conservation, Lewa history, and more.
During your stay at the Lewa Wilderness, you can enjoy a wide range of activities: • Game viewing: - shared drives, day and night in our open 4 wheel drive vehicles, on horseback (hats and English saddles provide), on camels, and on escorted bush walks • Incredible bird watching • Visits to prehistoric sites • Cultural visits with local communities • Farm and craft tours • Swimming and tennis
Optional Extras: • Visit Il N’gwesi cultural village • Massage, manicures and pedicures
Accommodation Rates:- From $650 per person per night sharing. Please contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary