Location: Lewa House is situated in the heart of the private conservancy which covers more than 60,000 acres and lies in the shadow of Mt Kenya.
Rooms: 10 rooms: the eco-friendly Earth Pods are very spacious en suite rooms with superb views over the rolling hills, whilst the Two Bedroom Family Cottage has interconnecting rooms with individual bathrooms and a shared verandah overlooking the wilderness.
Facilities: There is a very attractive main lodge and dining area, as well as a partially heated swimming pool in the colourful gardens.
Activities: The lodge makes a superb base to explore Lewa by open 4×4 vehicle (with both day and night game drives), on foot with a guide and even by camel. It is also possible to visit Il Ngwesi village for an insight into the local Maasai culture and walks in the Ngare Ndare Forest where you can swim in the waterfall and natural pools. Great fun are the bush breakfasts, picnics and outdoors sundowners. There are also several very interesting prehistoric sites with remarkably well preserved hand tools.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Our Opinion: This is a really excellent place to stay away from the crowds to enjoy some of Kenya’s best game viewing. The terrain at Lewa is very scenic: a mixture of open grassland savannah, rolling hills, a swamp with permanent water and ancient forest. The lodge is managed by a lovely couple Calum & Sophie who live there with their own children and it boasts a wonderfully family friendly, homely atmosphere.
The game viewing is really good at Lewa, which is home to large numbers of rhino and elephant, as well as the big cats (lion, leopard & cheetah), zebra, giraffe, general plains game and some more unusual animals such as the sitatunga and oryx.