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Kenya

Lewa House

PLAN MY TRIP

Set on top of a hill overlooking the Lewa Conservancy towards the Mathew Mountains, Lewa House offers comfortable cottages and attentive service.

Accomodations at Lewa House consist of cottage style rooms scattered along the hillside, all looking to the expanse of wilderness to the north. The family cottages are part of the original thatched house and rough stone walls and furnished with matching rough-hewn hardwood furniture. There is a twin and double room each with an en suite bathroom and a private veranda, perfect for enjoying a morning coffee and admiring the scenery. The four earth pod rooms provide a unique and comfortable stay. The original architecture is designed to disappear into the landscape, collect and store rainwater, and maintain an even temperature.

The house is conveniently located in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, a 62,000-acre protected area with exceptional diversity of wildlife and beautiful countryside. With the backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kenya and the diversity of scenery from open plains, rolling hills, valleys, escarpments and rivers, Lewa is a magical place to observe the beauties of Kenya and her wildlife. Several endangered species call the area home, including black and white rhino, Grevy’s zebra, and sitatunga. Prolific plains game, predators, and other animals such as elephant and wild dogs are often sighted by guests. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is also home to 350 bird species including the Somali ostrich.

Daily game drives are conducted in comfortable open-sided safari vehicles and led by expert guides and trackers. This is the best way to spot rhinos as well as elephants, wild dogs, and many more animals in the Conservancy. Informative game walks are led by Calum, a FGASA qualified Trails Guide, who teaches guests about the smaller animals and local plants and even includes lessons on tracking wildlife. No expertise is necessary to explore the region on horseback as the gentle horses and guides do all the work. Horseback safaris let visitors get even closer to the wildlife than in the vehicles. For an additional fee, a helicopter ride provides an aerial view of Lewa and the majestic peaks of Mt. Kenya. There are also tours of the Conservancy’s work and the local schools and community projects.

At the heart of Lewa House lies a large elegant building with an open fireplace at one end while at the other is a large family dining table where the evening meals are served and hosted by Calum and Sophie Macfarlane. Lovely, shaded gardens ring the main house and meals are even served on the lawn. The large swimming pool overlooks a popular waterhole making it a prime spot for wildlife viewing.

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Kenya

Lewa House

PLAN MY TRIP

Set on top of a hill overlooking the Lewa Conservancy towards the Mathew Mountains, Lewa House offers comfortable cottages and attentive service.

Accomodations at Lewa House consist of cottage style rooms scattered along the hillside, all looking to the expanse of wilderness to the north. The family cottages are part of the original thatched house and rough stone walls and furnished with matching rough-hewn hardwood furniture. There is a twin and double room each with an en suite bathroom and a private veranda, perfect for enjoying a morning coffee and admiring the scenery. The four earth pod rooms provide a unique and comfortable stay. The original architecture is designed to disappear into the landscape, collect and store rainwater, and maintain an even temperature.

The house is conveniently located in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, a 62,000-acre protected area with exceptional diversity of wildlife and beautiful countryside. With the backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kenya and the diversity of scenery from open plains, rolling hills, valleys, escarpments and rivers, Lewa is a magical place to observe the beauties of Kenya and her wildlife. Several endangered species call the area home, including black and white rhino, Grevy’s zebra, and sitatunga. Prolific plains game, predators, and other animals such as elephant and wild dogs are often sighted by guests. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is also home to 350 bird species including the Somali ostrich.

Daily game drives are conducted in comfortable open-sided safari vehicles and led by expert guides and trackers. This is the best way to spot rhinos as well as elephants, wild dogs, and many more animals in the Conservancy. Informative game walks are led by Calum, a FGASA qualified Trails Guide, who teaches guests about the smaller animals and local plants and even includes lessons on tracking wildlife. No expertise is necessary to explore the region on horseback as the gentle horses and guides do all the work. Horseback safaris let visitors get even closer to the wildlife than in the vehicles. For an additional fee, a helicopter ride provides an aerial view of Lewa and the majestic peaks of Mt. Kenya. There are also tours of the Conservancy’s work and the local schools and community projects.

At the heart of Lewa House lies a large elegant building with an open fireplace at one end while at the other is a large family dining table where the evening meals are served and hosted by Calum and Sophie Macfarlane. Lovely, shaded gardens ring the main house and meals are even served on the lawn. The large swimming pool overlooks a popular waterhole making it a prime spot for wildlife viewing.