Rating: Deluxe Price from: £415-£550 pp full board
Lewa Wilderness Trails is a luxury, family-owned and run lodge in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, which covers about 60,000 acres. It has been a family home for about 30 years, and occupies a stunning setting with mountains, rocky outcrops, acacia woods, plains and a river valley all in the immediate vicinity. Lewa Wilderness Trails is at roughly 1615m so is not a malarial area.
There are 9 very comfortable and well-appointed rooms with sitting areas (some with fires) and en-suite bathrooms (mostly showers, and flush loos). The decor is simple but stylish. Electricity is provided by a generator mornings and evenings.
The newer rooms at Lewa Wilderness Trails are on the edge of a hill, with fantastic views of the surrounding landscape, and wildlife. The other rooms are in a lovely garden setting.
There is a good saltwater pool, a tennis court, cosy lounge and gift shop. You might also want to see the organic garden or visit the furniture factory!
The food is excellent and plentiful, and the hosts and staff are friendly and helpful.
Day and night game drives, nature walks and horse riding (beginners or experienced) are all available during your time here. The resident guides will ensure you get the most from your stay at Lewa Wilderness Trails.
Fair Trade / Responsible Tourism
Lewa Wilderness Trails is part of the efforts of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and so backs various community and conservation projects (through a daily conservation fee), such as a women's micro- economy business in rug weaving, a furniture factory, and rhino conservation.
Set in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Lewa Wilderness backs wildlife and habitat conservation. The lodge is now run on 100% solar energy – as long as the sun keeps shining! They also have a natural spring, home-raised livestock and a 5 acre organic garden. They are involved with various community projects such as a carpet making initiative and a workshop making award-winning furniture. In addition they support HIV orphans, plus water projects. Staying here, you really are helping make a difference to this region, and of course you’re backing rhino and other wildlife conservation whilst having the privilege of seeing these wonderful animals.
Tribes Travel, The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road,
Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499