Lewa Safari Camp
Lewa Safari Camp is situated on the Laikipia Plains in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya. Stretching across 65 000 acres, it is home to a diverse range of wildlife, and has played host to various conservationists, writers, photographers and other celebrities from around the world.
There are 12 en-suite safari tents at Lewa Safari Camp, blending luxury with the great outdoors. Each thatch-covered tent consists of a main bedroom, en-suite bathroom and a spacious verandah. The tents can be laid out as double-beds or twins; while families are provided for with three of the tents accommodating triples for children under 16. Guests can choose to eat privately or join other guests for a glorious moment in the bush sharing memories and making new friends.
Guests will find plenty to do on their safari holiday. Besides the traditional game drives spent seeking the Big 5 and various other wild animals, there are numerous additional activities on offer. These include guided walks; swimming; spa treatments; horse and camel-riding and a chance to meet members of the local Samburu homesteads.
Lewa Safari Camp game drives are an experience to remember, and guests are sure to be amazed at the incredible wildlife roaming across the plains. Field guides are based at a camp within the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, with many coming from the neighbouring communities. The guides have all been certified by the Kenya Professional Safari Guides’ Association, and have received training directly from the Conservancy. Game drives are conducted in open 4×4 Toyota Landcruisers and are offered as a group experience. Private drives, at an extra charge, can be arranged – which is ideal for honeymooners.
Lewa has the whole eastern half of the Conservancy to itself. Along with strict limits on tourism numbers, guests can be assured of an exclusive safari experience in Kenya. Wild animals to look out for on safari include lions, leopards, elephant and buffalo. Lewa is also home to the largest concentration of Grevy’s zebra in the world; and the rare Beisa oryx also resides in the Conservancy. The rhino also has a very special place at Lewa.
Registered as a rhino conservancy in 1983, the Conservancy is renowned for its successful breeding of rhinos, as well as Grevy’s zebras. The Conservancy is fenced, which is unusual in Kenya, but has been implemented as a safety measure for the rhinos.
The Conservancy has done extensive outreach work into the surrounding communities with a Community Development Program, including healthcare, education, micro-finance and water projects – so that the community can also benefit from the surrounding wildlife and continue to live in harmony with nature as they have done for many years.
Surrounded by a plethora of wildlife, and promising unique safari accommodation and incredible experiences with conservation and the community, Lewa Safari Camp offers remarkable insight into the heart of Kenya.