Lewa Wilderness

Laikipia

A homely, ranch-style lodge home to the Craig family for generations, set in one of the last rhino sanctuaries in Africa.

Location

South-east of Laikipia Plateau inside the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, spreading over an area of 260 km2.

Accommodation

9 tastefully decorated thatched cottages –  6 hillside cottages and 3 garden cottages – each with private veranda and en-suite bathroom. Facilities include a swimming pool, a tennis court and a gym.

Activities

Game drives in 4×4 open vehicles in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Walking safaris in the conservancy and in the Ngare Ndare Forest. Horse and camel riding, scenic flights in biplane and visit to the local Maasai village.

Wildlife

The conservancy is home to the highest concentration of Grevy’s zebras in the world and more than 130 white and black rhinos, about 10% of Kenya’s entire population. About 70 species of mammals – including elephants, buffalo, giraffes, lions, leopards and cheetahs – and over 400 bird species were identified.

Why

The rustic charm and the character of a ranch homestead. Since 1924 Lewa is home to the Craig family, who started both the lodge and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, and still live here. Lewa and its successful story: first a cattle ranch, since 1983 a sanctuary for the protection of the rhino. Game drives, walking safaris and biplane scenic flights run by Will Craig himself.