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Lewa Wilderness
Lewa Wilderness
Lewa Wilderness
Lewa Wilderness
Lewa Wilderness
Lewa Wilderness
Lewa Wilderness
Lewa Wilderness
Lewa Wilderness

Lewa Wilderness: Information from the owner

General information

Type
Lodge
No. of rooms
12
Check-in time
11h00
Check-out time
10h00

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 Wilderness, which contains our own observations and views.


Last updated by Owner
14 Jan 2021
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Facilities at Lewa Wilderness

Property facilities
24-hour Security, Bar, Battery Charging Facilities, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Gym, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library, Malaria Free, Meal on Request, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Private Vehicle Available, Secure Parking
Room facilities
Balcony / Deck, En-Suite, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Laundry Facilities, Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Mosquito Nets, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Verandah
Activities on site
Big 5, Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Viewing Hide, Game Walks, Gourmet Picnic, Horse Riding, Horse-back Safaris, Massages, Night Drives, Safaris, Scenic Flights, Tennis Court, Walks (Guided)
Nearby activities
Animal Encounters, Big 5, Bird Watching, Child Friendly Activities, Cultural Tours, Fly Fishing, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Garden Tours, Helicopter Rides, Helicopter Scenic Flights, Hiking, Horse Riding, Quad Biking, Rhino Tracking, Safaris, Scenic Flights, Tree-top Canopy Tours
Languages
English, Swahili

Room types at Lewa Wilderness

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Family Cottages or Garden Rooms

The Garden rooms at Lewa Wilderness are nearest the main areas and are built in pairs with private en suite facilities and a shared veranda and sitting room. The layout of these rooms is ideal for a family or those who do not want to walk too far as they are nearer the main facilities. The rooms are flanked and fronted by well kept lawns which give families that extra outdoor space to use. There is a view down to the bush pool and onto the Lewa Wilderness valley beyond. These Garden rooms were built to cater for families and remain very close to the heart of everything that happens here.

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Hillside Cottages

The Hillside cottages take advantage of the stunning northerly views from Lewa. On a clear day, which is most days, the view stretches away giving a true perspective of just how remote this setting is. Each room is quite different in its layout and sleeping configuration and takes advantage of the uneven hill side to form unusual shapes which load them with character. Every room has en suite facilities and its own private sitting area, bar and veranda.

Activities at Lewa Wilderness

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Bush Gym

There is a fully equipped gym at the lodge providing an incredible view over the Lewa plains.

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Camels

For little something out of the ordinary, Walking Wild is our camel safari operation. Guests can opt for a short camel ride in the bush, or a longer camel trek (2 nights minimum) where guests walk across the African plains while the camels and Maasai guides transport the camp.

Cultural Visits

For those guests interested in the local traditional culture, there is an authentic Maasai village where guests can spend the day enjoying a unique experience interacting with amazing people.

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Farm Visits

Visit our 'Shamba' ( Farm ) where we grow all the fresh fruit and vegetables for the lodge.

We have also started offering lunch in the Shamba under one of the many mango trees - which is hugely recommended.

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Flying the Wilds

Those seeking the ultimate thrill have access to an open-cockpit biplane. Parked just a short drive from Wilderness Trails on a bush strip is the WACO YMF-5 which will always represent the true essence of aviation pleasure. Piloted by Will Craig the flight skims over the primary forests and flies down the gorges which are otherwise almost inaccessible. It gives a wonderful eagle’s eye view of the conservancy and something so much more intangible. A wonderful addition to any safari. This activity is only available to guests staying at Lewa Wilderness.

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Game Driving

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, both black and white, can be viewed in abundance. A particular favourite and well recognised aspect of the area near the lodge are the good elephant numbers. 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. Lewa offers a very good opportunity to see the Big 5.

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Horse Riding

With over thirty horses in our stables Lewa Wilderness is well equipped to explore our wilderness. With everything from ponies up, they are able to cater for a wide range of experience levels and have become very accustomed to accommodating groups of mixed ability. They offer extensive exploration on horseback and it is one of the very popular ways to investigate and safari through the open lands to the east of the lodge.

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Lewa Crafts

Lewa Wilderness provides employment and training to local people through Lewa Crafts Furniture and Kifuma Weaving project. All of the beautiful furniture in the lodge is designed and created in our workshop, fashioned out of salvaged acacia wood and crafted into unique designs. The carpet weaving uses natural wool, spun and woven by hand into beautiful rugs for sale in our gift shop. Guests are welcome to visit both projects and see the craftsmanship at first hand.

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Ngare Ndare Forest

The nearby Ngare Ndare Forest offers a different ecosystem to explore, with a treetop canopy walk and spectacular waterfalls where you can swim and enjoy a picnic lunch.

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Pepo la Tumaini

Lewa Wilderness supports an HIV/AIDS orphanage, clinic and senior school, Pepo la Tumaini, in the nearby town of Isiolo. Guests are welcome to visit the school and meet the children. Learn more at www.tumainitrust.org

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Walking with Masai

One of the most popular ways to explore the conservancy is in a more traditional fashion – on foot. Lewa Wilderness’ expert Masai walking guides, who have lived here all their lives, explore Lewa with guests to really get up close to many of our wild neighbours. Out walking almost nothing is a barrier and ground is covered very easily making the safari experience so much more real. Guests either walk in the early morning or early evening before dark. For the more in depth walking we suggest a few nights on Walking Wild.

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Waterfalls and Picnics

A 10 minute walk from the lodge is a wonderful waterfall safe to jump off and swim in the pools. Enjoy a picnic lunch under the trees and spend the afternoon in bush.

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