Rating: Mid-range Price from: £215-£370 pp full board
Lewa Safari Camp has a stunning location within the wildlife / rhino conservancy, with outstanding game viewing and views of Mount Kenya to the south and the arid lowlands to the north. The central areas have cool gardens with a sunny veranda and swimming pool for guests to enjoy during the day and cosy log fires in the lounge and dining room on chilly evenings.
The camp is based within the 65,000 acre wildlife conservancy of the Lewa Wilderness Trust. The conservancy is home to about 10% of Kenya's black rhinos and the single largest population of Grevy's zebra in the world. Lewa reinvests all the profits generated from tourism into its core programmes, helping the local community and wildlife.
Lewa Safari Camp has 12 ensuite tents, each within a thatched structure, accommodating up to 27 guests at a time. The tents are comfortable and well appointed with a full ensuite bathroom. They are also nicely spaced for a reasonable amount of privacy and each has a private veranda.
The list of activities you can enjoy here is very extensive. There are day and night game drives, nature walks and horse rides. However it is the choice of conservation/community-orientated activities which makes Lewa Safari Camp unique. These include days out with Grevy zebra researchers, accompanying tracker dogs on their training, visiting Ngare Ndare Forest Reserve to find Colobus monkeys and learn about flora and fauna and visits to water schemes and other community development projects.
Open: Lewa Safari Camp is open all year.
Location: Lewa Safari Camp is in the 65,000 acre Lewa Wilderness Conservancy with views of Mount Kenya.
Rooms: There are 12 safari tents, 3 of which can take an extra bed to accommodate a child under 16. Tents have thatched roofs, main bedroom, en-suite bathroom and large veranda. Camera batteries can be charged in guest tents.
Activities: The camp offers game drives, guided walks, full day walks in Ngare Ndare forest conservancy, bush breakfasts, sundowners, evening horse rides and visits to local villages. Back at camp relax with a swim in the pool or a massage.
Facilities: Central areas of the camp include a wide veranda and outdoor swimming pool. There are log fires in the lounge and dining area which can be lit on cool evenings. There is a set menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The camp also serves afternoon tea and cakes and pre-dinner ‘bitings’. While at Lewa you can indulge in a massage, manicure or pedicure.
Dining: Meals can be taken communally or at individual tables.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Camp is malaria free.
Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access in most tents, though service may be slow.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to encounter some of Africa's most endangered species in 3 different locations.
The camp is based within the 65,000 acre wildlife conservancy of the Lewa Wilderness Trust. The conservancy is home to about 130 black and white rhinos (roughly 10% of Kenya's black rhinos) and the single largest population of the rare Grevy's zebra in the world, as well as a diverse population of other species. Lewa reinvests all the profits generated from tourism into its core programmes, helping wildlife conservation and the local community in terms of education, health care and agricultural projects.
Tribes Travel, The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road,
Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499