Lewa House

Lewa House is an owner-run bush homestead located in the heart of the fantastic Lewa Conservancy near Mount Kenya in Central Kenya.

Being owner-run by Calum and Sophie McFarlane, whose children are the fifth generation of the family to live on Lewa, Lewa House offers a very home from home feel with relaxed, yet very efficient service. The accommodation is very comfortable, without being overly luxurious, with the two bedroomed cottages being ideal for families. The property has a warm and slightly old-school safari atmosphere, with communal meals which are hosted by Calum and Sophie. It is not a ‘busy’ property, and the overall ambience of the property is tranquil and relaxing, even when families are in residence. Easy access to the wonderful game viewing of Lewa make this a favourite property of ours.


Accommodation at Lewa House is for a maximum of 18 guests in three Family Cottages and four newer ‘Earth Pods’. The one bedroomed Earth Pods are built from stone and located at either end of the camp. These are usually the preferred…


Lewa House is located within the Lewa Borana Conservancies, a 93,000-acre landscape including Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and neighbouring Borana Conservancy, which together create an important wildlife corridor between Mount Kenya and…


Lewa House accepts children of all ages and is a super family option if you are looking for an exclusive lodge environment where game viewing is superb. The family cottages are ideal, with two en suite bedrooms linked by an…

Conservation & community

Lewa House, and Lewa Conservancy, understand that they the need support of their local communities in order for the success of conservation programmes. They support a number of initiatives ranging from micro-credit schemes…

LocationLewa Wildlife Conservancy
AccessScheduled or Charter flight into Lewa (30 minute drive from lodge)
OpenDecember to April and May to October
Camp StyleSafari lodge
FocusBig game
ChildrenNo age restriction
ActivitiesGame drives (day and night) / Guided walks / Horse riding / Camel treks / Cultural visits / Ngare Ndare Forest
Maximum Guests on Vehicle6
Private Vehicle OptionsYes
Off-road DrivingYes
Number of Rooms7 (including 3 family cottages)
Family Accommodation3 two bedroomed family cottages
BathroomFlush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower / Outdoor bath in Earth Pod rooms
Power for chargingCommunal and In room
LightingElectric and solar
HairdryerNot possible
Room SafeYes
Laundry ServiceComplimentary
Communication in roomAir horn
Wi-FiCommunal areas
Mobile ReceptionYes
SwimmingCommunal pool
WellnessMassages (with 24hr notice)
Dining StyleCommunal & Private
Drinks IncludedHouse drinks
Credit CardsVisa, Mastercard and AMEX