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Lewa House

Situated within the 45,000-acre Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya's beautiful Laikipia, Lewa House consists of family cottages and private, airy earthpods. The heart of the home features an elegant, thatched building with a big, open fireplace.

Laikipia, Northern Kenya, Kenya
  • Try and spot one of the approx 65 black rhino on Lewa as the conservancy hosts almost 10% of Kenya’s black rhino population

  • Explore the conservancy on horse, a wonderful way of getting up close to the game - all riding levels are catered for so don’t worry if you are novice

  • Visit the Lewa Conservancy headquarters to find out more about their conservation work such as visiting the anti-poaching tracker dogs

  • Visit a the local Il Ngwesi village can be arranged with all proceeds going to the village itself

Lewa House is set on top of a hill with a panoramic view of the rolling landscape of the conservancy, overlooking luggas (valleys) and hills. The horizon rises to an eye-catching view of the Mount Kenya and the sacred mountain of the Samburu to the north.

The main house comprises a lounge and dining area, opening on to the comfortably furnished veranda with its own special view across the plains of northern Kenya. There are seven large cottages, each with a double and a twin room. The new earth pods are a nod to the future direction of Lewa House, carbon-neutral, 0 emission rooms which harness their own water and create their own power.

Besides the earth pods, the cottages follow the traditional Lewa design, with traditional makuti (thatched Lewa Swamp grass) roofs, and are designed to blend a traditional relaxed ambiance with modern comfort. Each of the cottages has a private veranda.

Guests at Lewa House have almost exclusive access to an area teeming with a variety of exciting wildlife/ Lewa is home to a healthy breeding population of white and black rhino, reticulated giraffe and Grevy's zebra, all critically endangered. You'll also find a large population of more common wildlife: elephant, buffalo, lion, a wide variety of plains game and the elusive leopard and cheetah. Aside from game drives and walking safaris, take the opportunity to horse ride, getting close to the wildlife and head out for picnics and swim in the streams running off the mountains.

Lewa is a very special part of the world, offering all visitors to the area an incredibly rich and memorable safari experience. Memories from Lewa go so much further than the wildlife, of course this is the focus, however, the people and landscapes really stay with you long after you have left.

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Two Bedroom Cottage

Two Bedroom Cottage

This rustic thatched cottage comprises of a double room and a separate twin room, each of which have their own ensuite bathroom. The cottage is brought together by an outside ground level veranda where you can enjoy a morning tea or coffee before heading out on a game drive.

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Cottage Room

The cottage is actually when you just take on one side of the two bedroom cottage. This double bedroom is made out of local stone and has a traditional thatch roof, along with an ensuite bathroom.

2 people


There are four Earthpod’s at Lewa House, each designed to compliment the landscape whilst also collecting rainwater, and even regulate an even temperature year-round. They have simple décor which complement the stunning views over the landscape. Each Earthpod also has an ensuite bathroom.

2 people





Laikipia, Northern Kenya, Kenya

Lewa House is situated in the northern foothills of Mount Kenya located on the 65,000 acre privately owned Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Lewa House is a magnificent villa built on a hill overlooking the vast plains of Lewa Downs. With horizon views of the Mathews range and the sacred mountain of the Samburu, Ol Lolokwe.

It is an 8-hour 30-minute international flight to Nairobi. Daily scheduled flight (via Nanyuki) departing Nairobi Wilson Airport or private charter flight (1-hour), directly to Lewa Downs airstrip. By road, Lewa House is about a 5-hour drive from Nairobi.

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