Lewa Wilderness

Lewa Wilderness is an established bush homestead property located in the wonderful Lewa Conservancy near Mount Kenya in central Kenya.

Lewa Wilderness is an old favourite and has a very warm, established feel to it. The main homestead, separate central dining/lounge areas and mature gardens create a traditional bush homestead ambiance. Most meals are communal and the management and staff are very friendly and attentive. It can be a pretty social place at times and is suited to travellers who are happy to meet other guests and enjoy sharing their stories. The accommodation is very comfortable and spacious, without being modern or contemporary, with many of the cottages being ideal for families. Lewa Wilderness is a great all round option for enjoying the fantastic game viewing of Lewa combined with the bubbly atmosphere of the lodge.


Accommodation at Lewa Wilderness is in six individual Hillside cottages and three two bedroomed Garden cottages overlooking the lawns next to the main house. All are built from wood, stone and thatch in a traditional Kenya homestead style…


Lewa Wilderness is located on the 62000 acre Lewa Downs wildlife conservancy, made up of around 48000 acres of privately owned land (predominantly by the Craig family whose family has been in the area since 1924), and 14000 acres…


Lewa Wilderness is an excellent family option, especially if you are looking to combine wonderful game viewing with a fun lodge environment where there is plenty to do in between activities. The Garden cottages are ideal and several of…

Conservation & community

In the 1980s the Craig family, owners of Lewa Wilderness, set aside 5,000 acres of land for the Ngare Sergoi Rhino Sanctuary where the rhinos thrived and the family turned the farm into a conservancy. Lewa operates one of the most…

Location Lewa Downs Conservancy
Access Scheduled or Charter flight into Lewa (40 minute drive from lodge)
Open All year
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Safari lodge
Focus Big game
Children No age restriction
Activities Game drives (day and night) / Guided walks / Horse riding / Camel treks / Local village visits / Ngare Ndare forest
Vehicles Open and closed
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 4
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving Yes
Number of Rooms 9 cottages (3 are two bedroomed)
Family Accommodation 3 two bedroomed cottages / some cottages include extra beds
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower / Bath (in some rooms)
Power for charging In room
Lighting Solar
Hairdryer On request
Heating/Cooling Wood fire
Room Safe No
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Mobile telephone
Wi-Fi Communal area
Mobile Reception Yes
Swimming Communal pool
Wellness Massages
Dining Style Communal (private dining on request)
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Visa, Mastercard and AMEX