Lewa Safari Camp
Lewa Safari Camp has a stunning location within Kenya’s Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, with outstanding game viewing from camp and views of Mount Kenya to the south and the arid lowlands to the north. Each tent has a thatched roof, verandah and full en suite bathroom, very much in the ‘Lewa’ style. The central areas have cool gardens with a sunny veranda and swimming pool to enjoy during the day, and cosy log fires in the lounge and dining room during the chilly evenings.
Wildlife at Lewa
The camp is based within the private 62,000 acre wildlife conservancy. The conservancy is home to about 10% of Kenya’s black rhino population, and the single largest population of Grevy’s zebra in the world. Lewa reinvests all the profits generated from tourism into its core programs.
When you visit Lewa Safari Camp, you contribute to helping thousands of people from different backgrounds and cultures to improve their lives, and give their children a future, at the same time as ensuring Africa’s wildlife has a stable home.
With a team of skilled cooks, and incredibly fresh ingredients brought in from neighbouring farms your post-game-drive hunger will be nicely satisfied with Lewa Safari Camp’s delicious daily set menus. All homemade, using fresh and organic ingredients and followed by tempting desserts.
At Lewa Safari Camp you can choose to eat separately, or join other guests.
Conservation & Social Responsibility
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy was previously a cattle ranch owned by David and Delia Craig. They initially set aside 5,000 acres to protect and breed rhinos, whose population had dropped precipitously from 20,000 to less than 300 in the 1970’s. Within a decade, the success of the project drove demand for more space and, in 1995, the Craigs decided to dedicate their entire ranch to the conservation of wildlife.
Since then Lewa has served as a catalyst for conservation across the region, stimulating the creation of numerous conservancies, both private and community-owned, increasing the amount of land under conservation management in northern Kenya to over almost 2 million acres since the mid-1990s. In July 2009, Cheli & Peacock took over the management of Lewa Safari Camp, the only tourism property owned by the Conservancy itself, with the aim of boosting the conservancy’s revenue through camp occupancy. All camp profits and conservancy fees generated by the camp are reinvested directly into the conservation and community efforts of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.