Leleshwa: Information from the owner
- Mobile Camp
- 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 Leleshwa, which contains our own observations and views.
- Last updated by Owner
- 11 Dec 2019
Facilities at Leleshwa
- Property facilities
- 24-hour Security, Bar, Barbeque Facilities, Eco Friendly, Internet Access, Kiddies Club, Library, Meal on Request, Mobile Connectivity
- Room facilities
- Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fireplace, Lounge Area, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
- Activities on site
- Big 5, Bird Watching, Boules, Canoeing, Cycling, Fine Dining, Fishing, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Gourmet Picnic, High Tea, Horse Riding, Horse-back Safaris, Safaris, Walks
- Nearby activities
- Animal Encounters, Big 5, Bird Watching, Child Friendly Activities, Cultural Tours, Fishing, Fly Fishing, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, General Sightseeing, Helicopter Rides, Hiking, Horse Riding, Horse-back Safaris, Hot-air Ballooning, Mountain Biking, Quad Biking, Rock Climbing, Safaris
Room types at Leleshwa
Luxury Tent - double or twin
The camp is taken on an exclusive basis for each group.
4 Tented rooms accommodating eight guests in double or twin rooms with private verandah and en-suite bathrooms. Larger groups can be accommodated upon request.
20’ x 10.5’ sleeping area
8’ x 10.5’ en-suite bathroom with toilet, shower & changing area
6’ verandah in front
8’ high in centre / 5.5’ high on side walls
All tents are made from heavy duty canvas with insect proof door and window linings.
Activities at Leleshwa
On private conservancies & ranches, we can walk out of camp to explore the surrounding area and a range of terrain. We can tailor short walks or longer hikes of two to four hours for our more active guests. You will be escorted by your guide and tracker who will point out tracks and signs left by the animals as well as provide insight into various plants used as sustenance or traditional medicines by the local tribesmen.
The private mobile camp is an ideal location for a family with children of all ages. Safari is an environment that provides endless space for fun and interactive activities focused on fully immersing and encouraging them in nature, wildlife and culture. While parents are relaxing together on an early morning game drive or share a fabulous bush lunch under the expanse of an acacia tree, our friendly staff will delight in entertaining their kids leaving them free to enjoy time together and your surrounding.
Along with their guide and Maasai spotter they will enjoy:
- bush walks to identify tracks & signs
- help make handcrafted spears and bows & arrows and learn how to use them
- visiting our chef in the kitchen and making animal bread
- using a range of arts materials to recreate their days' adventures
- roasting marshmallows around a camp fire
- treasure hunt around camp
For the more adventurous at heart, enjoy a family walking safari amongst the plains game & beauty of the conservancy to your fly camp for a night - camping beneath the stars and enjoying a hearty meal around the fire whilst your Maasai guide shares stores of his childhood.
Day & night game drives
Depending on our location, enjoy a full or half day game drives around the parks or conservancies. Your guide and tracker will set the route for your game drive depending upon the season and their local knowledge of where the best wildlife viewing is to be found. As the animals are most active during the early hours of the day, we recommend an early start with a mid morning picnic breakfast pausing for lunch under a shaded tree. Your guide and tracker will set out a traditional picnic with ice cold drinks after which you can enjoy a siesta on the blankets and cushions we provide before continuing your game drive.
Explore a rich diversity of game and bird species in each of the areas. In private areas in the late afternoon, on your game drive, stop for a ‘sundowner’ cocktail to watch the sun set and prepare for your night drive back to camp. where you will discover many different nocturnal animals as well as predators coming out to hunt.
Each of the tribes across Kenya follow a calendar of celebrations, graduations & weddings. Depending on where we are staying, there might be an event which we are invited to take part or observe. These are colourful & joyous events where local traditions are followed and large groups gather from the community to take part.
Each area has a local school in the near vicinity that you might choose to visit. These schools have limited facilities and at times no permanent structures in which to learn, however the children are eager to learn and will invite you in to spend some time with them.
Visit a Manyatta.
Leleshwa is committed to promoting responsible culture travel that connects guest with local people in a mutually respectful and beneficial manner. A visit to an authentic manyatta or local village is an exciting cultural experience and provides an opportunity to explore their ancient traditional way of life. Village visits give you the opportunity to observe how their traditions have evolved around their cattle.
Weddings & Blessings
Kenya is an ideal location for your wedding, honeymoon or renewing your marriage vows. Your ceremony will be one of the greatest occasions throughout your life’s journey and Leleshwa will ensure that you celebrate in style and make your day truly memorable. We offer a flexible service tailored to your exact requirements be it for a group of friends and family joining you or just for the two of you.
In the Maasai culture the wedding is all about the journey of the bride to her groom at his manyatta (village) and her welcoming. These traditions and associated blessings are incorporated into your ceremony. Each of the bride and groom are met by a group of dancing warriors and ladies and led to the Masai Laibon (spiritual leader) who performs the blessing, as you overlook the surrounding plains. The day is ended with cocktails (or a local brew if you prefer), an African sunset and further celebrations around the fireplace before a starlight dinner with new friends.
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