Lewa Safari Camp
Laikipia, Northern Kenya, Kenya
At a Glance
Discover the vital conservation work of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
12 large Meru style ensuite tents
The conservancy is home to the endangered black rhino and Grevy’s zebra
Outstanding game viewing
Found in a beautiful location within the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
The main tourist season is in January and February, when the weather is hottest and driest. At this time, the animals in the wildlife parks tend to congregate more around the watercourses, making them easier to spot.
Northern and eastern Kenya temperatures vary from highs of up to 40°C during the day to less than 20°C at night. Rainfall in this area is sparse and, when it does occur, is often in the form of violent storms. July is usually the driest month, and November the wettest.
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Lewa Safari Camp is located in the midst of the Lewa Downs, one of Kenya's major private conservation successes at the foot of Mt Kenya. It has been the Craig family home since 1924 and has just 12 comfortable Meru style en-suite tents.
The Lewa Conservancy is committed to the conservation of wildlife and diverse habitats found on the northern slopes of Mt Kenya. In an area of outstanding natural beauty the Lewa river gives life to dense woodland and patches of open savannah providing the perfect habitat for a whole range of Kenya’s wildlife.
Lewa Safari Camp (the old Rhino sanctuary head quarters) has 12 traditional safari tents offering all the comforts of home, with steamy hot showers and warm comfy beds at the end of a long day's game viewing. With its lush green lawns, charming swimming pool and wide variety of activities, including extraordinary game viewing, Lewa Safari Camp provides visitors with an insight to conservation and wildlife management at its best.
There is a large swimming pool to cool off in during the heat of the day. The adjacent bar is stocked with board games and also has a table tennis table. For those wanting to unwind further massages are also offered.
Lewa Safari Camp has 12 ensuite safari tents, all of which can be laid out as doubles or twins. Three of the tents can accommodate triples for children under 16 only. Each thatch-covered tent consists of a main bedroom, en-suite bathroom and a spacious veranda.
Olivia Hollowood (Staff)
Lewa Safari Camp can be found in a stunning spot within the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy complete with views of Mount Kenya and home to at least 10% of Kenya's black rhino population - so if you're hoping to see rhino this is the place to be!
The camp is very comfortable with green tents under the protection of their own thatched roof with verandahs & enclosed bathrooms, and although on a generator you have power in your tents to charge camera batteries or phones.
There is stunning pool with a comfy chill out area in the shade for relaxing in the mornings before lunch or after you've eaten before your afternoon activity. And for the cold evenings there are 2 log fires in the bar and dining area and the food at Lewa was delicious!
Fly Fishing in Northern Kenya
If you want to try something really different during your vacation then why not take a fishing trip up to Lake Rutundu or Lake Alice. Situated at 10,000 feet above sea level, on the slopes of Mount Kenya this is a totally unique fly fishing experience.
Game Drives in Lewa Downs
Explore this beautiful area of Kenya with your professional safari guide in search of some of the fantastic wildlife of Laikipia. Enjoy the opportunity to track and view some of the critically endangered white and black rhino of the conservancy.
Riding in Northern Kenya
Horseback safaris are the most exciting way to see the bush and in Kenya they are without a doubt the most exciting and adventurous safari you can do.
A scenic flight is the ultimate way to enjoy Kenya's spectacular landscapes, whether by helicopter or in the wonderful Waco bi-plane, it is an experience of a lifetime.
Walking Safaris in Laikipia
Explore the African bush on foot with your experienced guide and tracker. A fantastic opportunity to experience a different perspective, away from the noise of a safari vehicle.
Location & directions
Laikipia, Northern Kenya, Kenya
Lewa Safari Camp is situated within one of Kenya's major private conservation successes, Lewa Downs, which is found at the foot of Mt Kenya. Lewa Downs is in the Laikipia area of Northern Kenya. All of Africa’s ‘Big Five’ are present and the conservancy provides a refuge for several endangered species, including cheetah, Grevys Zebra and both black and white rhino.
How to get there
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 Safari Camp is about a 5-hour drive from Nairobi.