Lewa House is a private house situated within the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, a 45,000-acre wildlife conservancy in Kenya's northern Laikipia region. The property offers panoramic views of not only Mount Kenya but also the sacred mountain of the Samburu tribe, Ol Lolokwe. The Lewa Conservancy offers some of the best game viewing in East Africa and is home to 350 bird species and 70 mammal species including the 'Big 5'- lions, elephants, leopards, buffalo and rhinos - as well as uniquely north species such as reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, gerenuk and Beisa orynx.
Lewa House is run by owners, Sophie and Calum MacFarlane, who are passionate about giving their guests, not only an incredible safari experience, but also providing them with opportunities to learn how conservation of rare species works and to understand the challenges for communities living nearby. You will leave with an appreciation of this ancient and diverse environment.
The accommodation on offer is cottage-style rooms which are spread out along the hillside with wonderful views. There are 3 thatched family cottages, each with two rooms and a large shared veranda, and 4 single room cottages (or earth pods). The heart of the house is a large elegant building offering an open fireplace where guests can relax during the day and mingle with a drink before dinner. At the other end is a large family dining table with the evening meals are served and hosted by Sophie and Calum.
Surrounding the house are beautiful shaded gardens where breakfast or lunch is often served on the lawn. Lewa House also has a large swimming pool which overlooks a waterhole providing some of the best wildlife view on the conservancy.
There are daily scheduled flights from Nairobi (via Nanyuki) directly to Lewa Downs airstrip. By road, Lewa House is about a 5-hour drive from Nairobi.
Day and night game drives, horse rides, camel rides, guided bush walks, hiking/jogging with a Maasai warrior, sundowners, visits to Lewa's ancient archaeological site, visits to a Maasai cultural boma and visits to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy headquarters to learn more about their pioneering conservation and community work.
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