Lewa Wildlife Conservancy Kenya

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Lewa Wildlife Conservancy Kenya

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is one of the wildlife destinations to visit on safari tours in Kenya that saves the endangered rhinos and other animals including Grevy’s zebra, giraffes, lions, elephants, and wild dogs.

There are so many wildlife species in Kenya that you will be awestruck whenever you see any and this conservancy makes for one of the best places for that experience. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy has a vision of protecting wildlife and educates people regarding the same and many more topics including water conservation, youth empowerment, and healthcare.

This destination uses various technological advancements to conserve animals making it a safe refuge for the wildlife. It also offers unsurpassable safari experiences making it one of your best Kenya safari holiday tours.

The dirty skies of Nairobi recede as we fly 45 minutes north from the capital, past the cloud-ringed peak of Mount Kenya to the golden savannah of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, which contains roughly 12 percent of all Kenya’s rhinoceros. To Lewa’s northwest lies the Laikipia Plateau—a tapestry of farms, Maasai cattle encampments, and private ranches alongside swaths of land that have been turned over to wildlife conservation. We fly over Simpson’s house, a glass-and-stone bungalow set on a rock where 22 elephants broke into his garden the week before, then tip deeper into the plateau’s wilds, spotting a herd of a reticulated giraffe—of the estimated 4,700 that remain, around 30 percent are in Laikipia—and a black rhino, its calf trotting behind.

How to get to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

It takes about five hours to drive from Nairobi to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. The easiest way to get to Lewa is to take one of the daily scheduled flights from Nairobi. It is also possible to charter a flight from any other park or Nairobi. Finding your way to Nairobi itself isn’t difficult due to it being one of Africa’s largest transport hubs. International flights arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), 15km/9mi southeast of Nairobi.

Where to Stay at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

Laragai house

Laragai House is a family home built on Borana Conservancy, a perfect escape for a group of friends or families who would like to stay in an exclusive-use property. The house sleeps 16 guests in eight bedrooms who are warmly received by our team of highly experienced staff. Wildlife viewings can be enjoyed from horseback, open cars, on foot, or from the house itself.

Laragai’s affiliation with the Borana and Lewa wildlife conservancies provides access to the results of many years of conservation and community development


Sirikoi Location: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Laikipia, Northern Kenya

No of rooms: 9 luxury tents, one two-bedroom cottage, and Sirikoi House (perfect for larger groups)

Style: Grand traditional colonial safari-style luxury tents

Highlights: Rhino conservation, simply staying at Sirikoi

Dining: Eat together under the stars or in the dining room

Elewana kifaru house

A haven of luxury in the bush, guests will immediately feel at home on arrival, warmly welcomed by the friendly and attentive staff.  The comfortable sitting room with a well-stocked bar and elegant dining area extend out to a large, comfortably furnished terrace. Here, guests can enjoy a sunny breakfast al fresco and watch the busy goings-on at the waterhole below, or they can choose to relax by the picturesque infinity pool and enjoy the magnificent views over the distant plains.

The property luxuriates in total exclusivity with five charming thatched cottages tucked away in an oasis of vibrant lawns, filled with birdsong. All have well-appointed bedrooms, with sumptuous four-poster beds and generous en-suite bathrooms.

With an excellent library and log fires in the lounge and dining rooms, guests can truly sink into delicious, cozy comfort during the cool evenings, and luxuriate in the peace and serenity of the African night.

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