Reviews of Lewa Safari Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
8 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Lewa Safari Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"You want to see Rhinos - you will see Rhinos "
The Camp itself is like an oasis in the great open plain with lot of beautiful flowers and birds. The tented rooms are nice and offer everything you need including 24/7 opportunity to charge your batteries. The food is fantastic and could be star rated (like in the other Elewana camp we've been: Elephant Pepper Camp in Mara North Conservancy).
We can highly recommend this camp and for observing Rhinos the Lewa Conservancy is definitely one of the best options you could choose in Kenya if not in whole Africa!!!" See all these reviews: 16n in Kenya
"Lewa Safari Camp review"
"Lewa, great place to start."
The only regret we had was the food, we gained at least 10 lbs each...like eating at a 5 star restaurant every day!" See all these reviews: 12n in Kenya
"Great spot on the savannah"
Exciting game walk with armed ranger and an angry black rhino.
Surprised to share vehicle with others on game drives but not a problem.
As at Tortilis, food just OK. Had pork belly one dinner -- never having had it before -- and will never have it again. Drinks weak. Two double vodkas with dinner at 5000 feet should've had an effect." See all these reviews: 10n in Kenya
"The Bird Song was Extraordinary!"
The staff was kind and the guides knowledgeable. We had our most extraordinary lion experience on safari here -- witnessing a kill from start to finish. Our guide worked extra hard to ensure that we made fantastic memories!" See all these reviews: 11n in Kenya; 2n in Zambia; 1n in South Africa
"Loved it at Lewa"
We had chosen the camp because we were keen to see Rhino and the Rhino viewing exceeded our expectations - we saw lots . In addition we saw lots of other game including cheetah, lion, elephant and 2 lovely ostrich families with lots of chicks. Our guide , Festus, was excellent at spotting widlife and he was also very personable, patient, knowledgeable and easy to understand. We were also fortunate to have Festus and the vehicle to ourselves.
In fact the camp was, as we expected, quiet due to the time of year and we only crossed paths with 2 other guests, one of whom was a travel agent." See all these reviews: 10n in Kenya
"Great start to safari at Lewa Safari Camp"
The service and facilities here were excellent, the food was delicious, and they readily accommodated us when one more of our party switched to vegetarian meals. This was more of a lodge than the EP Camp, and had a different feel. (We enjoyed both approaches.). Dinner was served to us at multiple tables in the dining room, a party at each table, and one course at a time. Tea and coffee were always available, too. Lunches and breakfast were more open-air, and buffet-style (a very good buffet with nice presentation and grape at food). Overall, meals felt les formal to us than at EP Camp, though the EP Camp were at a common table.
Guidi was outstanding. Tom/Ngoju had an eagle eye, and was patient and really cared about impacting the animals as little as possible. In terms of wildlife - there was less here than at EPC - i.e. no gigantic herds, "just" medium-sized ones, but the location, low crowds, and unique wildlife (Grevy zebra, reticulated giraffe) made us happy to have come.
It was especially good to have started our trip here, as the animal herds that we saw still knocked our socks off. That said, if I were visiting only a single site in my lifetime in Kenya, I would select the Mara area, for the sheer ease of finding animals (especially lions). But I would gladly return here." See all these reviews: 9n in Kenya
"Lewa Safari Camp"
The tents were spacious and comfortable and the main lodge building was really nicely done. We came here to see rhinos and were not disappointed and there was a huge diversity (and numbers) of other animals and birds too.
We would throoughly recommend this camp." See all these reviews: 9n in Kenya
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