Situated in the wildlife-rich eastern corner of the 62,000 acre Lewa Downs Conservancy in Kenya is the Craig family home, Lewa Wilderness. Guests have been entertained in luxury here in northern Kenya for the past 30 years. 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, each 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. This area has the highest rhino concentration in East Africa, and is also home to a large number of predators. Guests can take game drives, guided bush walks, ride horses, go hiking or jogging with a Masai warrior, and take camel rides, as well as learning more about the conservancy and the neighbouring Ngare Ndare Forest. In June 2013, along with this remarkable forest, the Lewa Conservancy became part of the Mt Kenya UNESCO World Heritage Site, in recognition of their global significance as wildlife habitats.