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Lewa Wildlife Conservancy Lewa Downs, 60300 Kenya
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#2 of 10 Speciality lodging in Isiolo District
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Situated near the base of Mt Kenya, Lewa Wilderness is one of Kenya's oldest and most private safari ventures. The Craig family has passed down from one generation to the next a distinct passion for wildlife, conservation and tourism. The lodge is just nine exclusive rooms: six cottages tucked into the hillside overlooking Lewa' s Eastern Marania Valley, plus three garden cottages set amidst the beautiful green lawns. Activities on offer include game drives, guided walks, scenic flights, horseback riding, camel riding and much more.
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Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Tennis court
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Airport transportation
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
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Lewa Wildlife Conservancy Lewa Downs, 60300 Kenya
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Samburu Airport26 kmSee all flights
Nanyuki Airport62 kmSee all flights
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archergirl76 wrote a review Dec 2021
Baltimore, Maryland41 contributions1 helpful vote
Our second time to this incredible property, this time with our two children. With an entire globe to explore deciding to return to Lewa Wilderness speaks volumes to their excellence. Staff treats you like family. Absolutely beautiful grounds. Our room was clean and cozy and we enjoyed playing checkers by the fire that was lit each night after coming back from a delicious dinner. Able to watch plenty from the hillside room - elephants, giraffe, buffalo, baboons, countless birds, hyrax and on and on and on - just while relaxing on the deck! Mush and our guide Johnson and each staff member that cared for us so warmly are really the highlight of this lodge and the reason to return. From our thrilling flight with Kim (MUST DO) to our peaceful horse ride to breakfast and camel ride back we were delighted at every turn. Be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to learn about the important work the Conservancy does - we visited the operations room and met the ranger and dog tracking team. The Conservancy has jaw dropping landscape and game viewing galore. Plenty of activities to keep entertained. Thoughtful touches abound. We grieved to say goodbye. Don’t miss this gem!!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Don’t miss the extra activities! Camels, horses, flights, walks, visit the farm. So much to do...
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Melissa G wrote a review Dec 2021
Illinois3 contributions
The lodge was wonderful - the staff, the wildlife & the food! I wanted to specifically mention a few people that made our time there so great! Our hosts Kylah & Mushu were very welcoming as well as our server Esther. Our guide Mungai was fantastic! He took us on some great game drives & we had a fantastic time! We also loved going to see Lewa HQ and meeting the anti-poaching team. The room was also AMAZING!!! We can’t wait to return!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Coralreefgirl wrote a review Dec 2021
Sausalito79 contributions122 helpful votes
I stayed here in September 2021 as part of a three camp safari arranged by my safari outfitters in the US. I had not been to Kenya since 1970 and was eager to revisit my first African country! The property is old fashioned and homey. The staff was kind and hospitable. I had two amazing guides, Amos and Emanuel, who took me all over and showed me fabulous landscapes and all sorts of animals to photograph. I was traveling alone and loved the peace and quiet. The farm and garden where much of the food is grown was great to visit with Sammy the manager. The chef prepared tase farm to table meals and baked goodies every day. One HUGE drawback to this lodge was the poor housekeeping and infestation of stinging insects in the cottages. My mosquito net needed replacing and I got 2 bad spider bites that left scars on my arm and face and needed medical attention. When I had to get up in the night I saw all sorts of bugs racing around on the floor! One lady was bitten by a scorpion!! hiding in the basket of firewood in her cottage. She has a terrible reaction and also had to seek medical attention. I travel frequently to Africa and have never experienced such a number of bugs in my room. I am dubious of all the 5 star reviews here....
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Make sure your room is fumigated before arrival and stay up near the pool and main lodge.
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CaMinerva wrote a review Oct 2021
CA31 contributions2 helpful votes
This is a truly stunning place. From the impeccable design, the bountiful and delicious food, and the amazing hospitality, it really is one-of-a-kind. We spent 4 nights with them, and an additional two nights walking through the bush with the always-entertaining Kitonga. Our room was enormous and beautifully appointed, Mush and Kyla were wonderful hosts, and everyone from the guides to the staff were brilliant and passionate at their jobs. The wildlife is of course omnipresent, and it's an especially good place for seeing both black and white rhinos up close. The highlight though was the three days / two nights we spent walking through and camping in the bush. Truly exhilarating tracking and then seeing the animals up so close on foot, with no jeep to protect you and nowhere to run! Kitonga and his crew were incredible - this is something I couldn't recommend more highly to Lewa's more adventurous visitors.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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wanderlust32654 wrote a review Oct 2021
Los Altos Hills, California30 contributions25 helpful votes
This one-of-a-kind lodge is breathtakingly beautiful. We stayed 3 nights and it would be easy to stay a week. There's a pool, tennis court, and exquisite accommodations. The main attraction is the wildlife and the fact that Lewa Conservancy is one of the most successful organizations to save wildlife by involving and supporting the local community. We really enjoyed listening to a presentation about the Conservancy operations. The black rhino is the star attraction given its endangered status but we also loved seeing all the other wildlife including Grevy's zebras, lions, elephants, buffalo, and birds galore. Fabulous staff and chef! Luxury in the middle of Kenya can't be beat.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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KenyaEastern ProvinceIsiolo District
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lewa Wilderness
What are some of the property amenities at Lewa Wilderness?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Lewa Wilderness?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lewa Wilderness?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lewa Wilderness?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Lewa Wilderness have airport transportation?
Yes, Lewa Wilderness offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Lewa Wilderness accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.