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Kenya

Lewa Wilderness Lodge

PLAN MY TRIP

For over forty years, the Craig family has been welcoming guests to their home at Lewa Wilderness Lodge, one of Kenya’s oldest private safari destinations.

Situated in the foothills of Mount Kenya, the camp affords breathtaking views from the main lodge as well as the individual cottages. Of the nine exclusive rooms, six are newly added “Hill Rooms,” offering panoramic views of the surrounding wilderness. Each cottage is unique in its layout, shape, and configuration. Each cottage features an en-suite bathroom, a private sitting area with a cozy fireplace, a bar, and a veranda with stunning views. The three “Garden Rooms” are closer to the main lodge area and are ideal for families or groups traveling together. Lush lawns, en-suite bathrooms, and shared veranda and sitting room beckon guests to relax and enjoy their hideaway.

Lewa Wilderness is conveniently located on the edge of 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.

While night and day game drives provide incredible viewing experiences, some guests prefer the slower pace of a walking safari led by an experienced Masai guide. Horse-riding at Lewa Wilderness is also popular, whether for the experienced or novice rider. Over forty horses cater to the needs of guests and provide a fun alternative for exploring the African wilderness. Other popular activities include flying over the area in an open-cockpit biplane, camel riding, visiting local communities, touring farm and craft areas, visiting local schools, exploring prehistoric sites, and more.

Lewa Wilderness is one of the original family homes of the Craigs and is still home to Will and Emma Craig. A fireplace in the spacious sitting room and warm conversation around the long banquet table encourage guests to be part of the family. Memorable meals center around fresh ingredients from the organic, five-acre garden as well as from home-raised livestock. Additional amenities include table tennis, pool table, and the horizon salt-water swimming pool. Lewa Wilderness also demonstrates a major commitment to community development and participation through its carpet-making project, furniture workshop, water project development, and assistance to HIV orphans and their families.

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Kenya

Lewa Wilderness Lodge

PLAN MY TRIP

For over forty years, the Craig family has been welcoming guests to their home at Lewa Wilderness Lodge, one of Kenya’s oldest private safari destinations.

Situated in the foothills of Mount Kenya, the camp affords breathtaking views from the main lodge as well as the individual cottages. Of the nine exclusive rooms, six are newly added “Hill Rooms,” offering panoramic views of the surrounding wilderness. Each cottage is unique in its layout, shape, and configuration. Each cottage features an en-suite bathroom, a private sitting area with a cozy fireplace, a bar, and a veranda with stunning views. The three “Garden Rooms” are closer to the main lodge area and are ideal for families or groups traveling together. Lush lawns, en-suite bathrooms, and shared veranda and sitting room beckon guests to relax and enjoy their hideaway.

Lewa Wilderness is conveniently located on the edge of 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.

While night and day game drives provide incredible viewing experiences, some guests prefer the slower pace of a walking safari led by an experienced Masai guide. Horse-riding at Lewa Wilderness is also popular, whether for the experienced or novice rider. Over forty horses cater to the needs of guests and provide a fun alternative for exploring the African wilderness. Other popular activities include flying over the area in an open-cockpit biplane, camel riding, visiting local communities, touring farm and craft areas, visiting local schools, exploring prehistoric sites, and more.

Lewa Wilderness is one of the original family homes of the Craigs and is still home to Will and Emma Craig. A fireplace in the spacious sitting room and warm conversation around the long banquet table encourage guests to be part of the family. Memorable meals center around fresh ingredients from the organic, five-acre garden as well as from home-raised livestock. Additional amenities include table tennis, pool table, and the horizon salt-water swimming pool. Lewa Wilderness also demonstrates a major commitment to community development and participation through its carpet-making project, furniture workshop, water project development, and assistance to HIV orphans and their families.