Lewa House: Information from the owner
- Safari Lodge
- No. of rooms
About this information
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Lewa House, which contains our own observations and views.
- Last updated by Owner
- 29 Apr 2020
Facilities at Lewa House
- Property facilities
- 24-hour Security, Eco Friendly, Internet Access, Malaria Free, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Secure Parking
- Room facilities
- Shower, Verandah
- Activities on site
- Big 5, Bird Watching, Fine Dining, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, High Tea, Safaris, Walks
- Nearby activities
- Adrenaline Activities, Animal Encounters, Big 5, Bird Watching, Child Friendly Activities, Fishing, Fly Fishing, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Helicopter Rides, Hiking, Horse Riding, Horse-back Safaris, Safaris, Tree-top Canopy Tours
Room types at Lewa House
The latest additions to Lewa House are four rooms (or earth pods.) Their novel architecture is designed to disappear into the landscape, collect and store rainwater and maintain an even temperature. They have a simple, elegant décor that compliments their views over the Northern Frontier of Kenya.
If you’re traveling as a family and want to be close to each other, a thatched, family cottage is perfect for you.
Our charming cottages are part of the original house. They are built using the traditional Lewa architecture of rough stone walls and thatched roofs and are furnished with beautiful rough-hewn hardwood furniture.
Activities at Lewa House
Guests can also visit the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy headquarters to find out more about their pioneering conservation and community work such as a visit to the anti-poaching tracker dogs or a visit to the LWC sponsored local school or other community project.
Day and Night Game Drives
A team of fully-qualified driver guides are on hand for vehicle safaris across the conservancy. The specially adapted open vehicles allow for excellent viewing but it is the richness of the game that our guests talk about. All the main safari predators, the rare Grevy zebra and of course the threatened rhino can be viewed in abundance. A particular favourite and well recognised aspect of the area near the lodge are the good elephant numbers and at least weekly sightings of the illusive wild dogs. The game drives are on your terms using our experience and are not limited to daylight hours. We often explore the conservancy by night using spotlight and the full moon when it obliges.
Guided Game Walks
Game walks with Calum, a FGASA qualified Trails Guide, which we hope will open up the landscape and let you appreciate the smaller (or sometimes very large) animals as well as the tracks, trails, signs, sights, sounds and smells of the wilderness – something you often miss from the car.
Il Ngwesi Cultural Boma
The Il n’gwesi people (Northern Masai) to our north, have a fascinating history and culture. Visiting them is an authentic and engaging experience.
Ngare Ndare Canopy Walk
The canopy walkway is a 40 ft. high aerial bridge of wiremesh and cables meandering through the tree canopy and extending 450 metres long. The walkway ends at a wooden platform 30ft. high, where you can relax and enjoy a view of the river from this elevated vantage point. Elephants and buffaloes frequently come here to drink and wallow, and one can enjoy a drink or a meal at the lofty leafy deck.
Ngare Ndare Waterfalls
Visit the beautiful Ngare Ndare azure waterfalls and perhaps jump into the cool clear water.
Pre-historic Site Visit
Archeological remains of much earlier occupation of the area are found at Lewa and are some of Kenya’s best archeological sites outside the Rift Valley. The hill on which Lewa House is built is home to warrior graves many thousands of years old. They were a tall race who communicated with rock gongs. Later people developed these gongs into a game that’s now played all over Africa.
Enjoy gorgeous views over the Conservancy whilst enjoying a sundowner
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