Lewa House is a very special place. It is set in a beautiful location. The rooms are so nice and the service is impeccable. The food is amazing!
Katie S 26 yrs, London, UK, Read 21 reviews »
- Set on a hill top with views across to Mount Kenya
- Beautiful shaded gardens with indigenous trees surround the house
- Swimming pool overlooking a waterhole providing excellent game viewing
Facilities includeWIFI in comunal area Large swimming pool Vegetable garden
- Bush Walks
- Game Drives
- Horse Riding
- Camel Trekking
- Cultural Visits
- Conservancy Activities
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About Lewa House
Located at the very heart of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, the house is set on top of a hill with extensive views over gentle rolling hills with Mount Kenya to the south and the rugged Mathews Range and the sacred mountain of Ol Olokwe to the north.
The accommodation at Lewa House is in the form of cottage style rooms which are spread out along the hillside, all looking to the expanse of wilderness to the north. There are 3 of the original thatched family cottages, each comprising of two en-suite rooms and a large shared veranda. The 4 recently added single room cottages are built with sustainable, ecological principles in mind whilst still being exceptionally comfortable and spacious, with wonderful views across the surrounding landscape.
Power and hot water at Lewa House is provided by the sun and water comes directly from a spring that emerges on Lewa at the base of the Ngare Ndare forest, fed by the snows of Mt Kenya.
The heart of Lewa House is a large elegant building with an open fireplace at one end where guests can relax during the day and mingle with a drink before dinner, and at the other is a large family dining table where the evening meals are served, hosted by Calum and Sophie Macfarlane.
There is a large shaded veranda extending away from the main house with a comfortable seating area from which you can enjoy a cool afternoon drink and soak in the very special atmosphere of Lewa House.
Beautiful shaded gardens surround the house and breakfast or lunch is often served on the lawn. The house also has a large swimming pool which overlooks a waterhole providing some of the best game viewing on Lewa.
Elevated between 4,500-7,500 feet Lewa’s landscape and habitats range from rugged hills cut with deep valleys to open grasslands, riverine forest, swamps and much more with an extremely diverse range of plant, bird and animal life.
As part of Lewa’s conservation efforts LWC have invested extensively in the local community through several innovative programs ranging from micro-credit schemes to medical clinics and schools.
Through these projects as well as recruiting from the local community the conservancy has gained their support and people living in the area now view wildlife as an asset and help protect it.
As local communities have come to see the benefits of wildlife Lewa has helped initiate and promote community driven conservation programmes in surrounding communities, one of these is the Il Ngwesi Group Ranch which neighbours Lewa.
As one of our activities we offer trips to the Il Ngwesi village, there is a small fee for this visit however all proceeds go direct to the community helping to support them. The visit itself offers a fascinating insight into how people live in this wild and enchanting area.
Endangered species protected by Lewa include the prehistoric looking black rhino which at approx. 65 individuals on Lewa means the conservancy hosts almost 10% of Kenya’s black rhino population! Lewa also has the world’s largest single population of the stunning Grevy’s zebra, very different looking from the more common Plains zebra found in most of Kenya – in fact here you will find both species so you can compare!
How to get there
We will assist you with all necessary internal transfers after booking.
Daily scheduled flight (via Nanyuki) from Wilson Airport, Nairobi.
By private charter flight directly to the Lewa Downs airstrip.
1 hour flight time
Approx. £250 per person
The twenty minute transfer to the lodge from the airstrip is included.
By road, it takes around five hours to drive from Nairobi and thirty minutes from Nanyuki.
N.B All prices and times are subject to change.
When to go
Lewa House will be closed in April and November.
Special dietary requirements can be catered for with prior notice.
CHECK IN FROM 11:00 AM / CHECK OUT LATEST 10:00 AM (NO LATE DEPARTURES).
Travelling with children
Children aged 5 and above are welcome
Children aged 5-15 pay 65% of the adult rate
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