Situated in the wildlife-rich eastern corner of the 62,000 acre Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya is the Craig family home, Lewa Wilderness, where guests have been entertained in luxury in northern Kenya since 1972. The lodge is set on a hillside overlooking the plains and mountains of Kenya’s northern rangelands stretching away to the horizon.
Accommodation & Facilities
The lodge has nine beautifully decorated, spacious rooms in thatched cottages, all with fireplaces, verandahs and an en-suite bathroom. Each cottage has a cosy sitting room and a small bar. The lodge has a large dining room and lounge, although most meals are taken outdoors. The food is wholesome and organically grown in a large garden on the property. There is also a tennis court, gym and a salt-water pool.
Wildlife & Activities
A professional guiding team leads guests on customised daily safaris and educates them about flora, fauna, animal behaviour, conservation, Lewa history, and more. The Lewa Conservancy is part of the Mt Kenya UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has the highest rhino concentration in East Africa and a large number of predators. Guests can take day and night wildlife drives, guided bush walks, ride horses, go hiking or jogging with a Masai warrior, and ride camels, as well as learning more about the conservancy and the neighbouring Ngare Ndare Forest. Fly camping is wonderful way to experience this beautiful place, and needs to be pre-booked. Scenic flights in a Waco bi-plane are a fantastic way to see this spectacular landscape, and can be arranged for an additional charge.