We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lewa Wilderness

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy | Lewa Downs, 60300, Kenya
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Laikipia District
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Lewa Wilderness
Add a photo
Add Photo Write a Review

55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    55
    0
    0
    0
    0
See reviews for
14
30
3
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (17)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (55)
  • Mar-May only
    (6)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (13)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (18)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (18)
All months
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I travelled to Lewa for a few days in August of 2015 and had a wonderful few nights. The Craig family and their team were top-notch, accommodating and have created a fantastic environment for one to experience the animals and nature of Lewa. We had one prior experience on safari in Sabi Sands in ZA (also excellent)... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
LWManager, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Thank you for the comprehensive review, together with the photos, which I'm sure other travelers will find really helpful. We so appreciate guests taking the time to do this. We hope you can return again one day. With best wishes from Zoe, Karmushu, Leigh and the rest of the team. More 

Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was our first safari and we were a little nervous of the unknown. We could not have ended up at a better first place. The hosts were very welcoming, the chalet was outstanding, the service immaculate and food was fantastic. We enjoyed riding the camels and the horses as well as several game drives and a wonderful night safari.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
LWManager, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review and we are delighted to have been able to provide you with a great introduction to safari. Hopefully it will be the first of many! With best wishes from all at Lewa Wilderness. More 

San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I can't really add anything new to what has been said so well by other visitors. A magical location, incredible staff and hosts, amazing guide (Simon).But the real surprise was horseback riding among the other animals. They graze the horses with the wild animals so you move among them all in a different and more intimate way than when you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
LWManager, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Thank you for highlighting how wonderful the horseback riding is at Lewa Wilderness. It really is a special and unique experience, even for beginner riders, and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed it. Thanks for posting a review. With best wishes from all at Lewa Wilderness More 

Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

What a wonderful slice of paradise! Our family spent three nights at Lewa and were thrilled with the accommodations, food, activities and service. The lodge managers were so nice and accommodating, and our guide was so fun and knowledgable... and great with our kids. There was no shortage of great things to see and do - horseback riding, camel riding,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
LWManager, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Dear Stephen. Thank you for the review. We really appreciate it, and are delighted to hear that your family enjoyed the wide range of activities that we offer. We hope to see you again one day. With best wishes, from Zoe, Karmushu and all the team. More 

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

It has been a couple of years since my fiance and I stayed at Lewa but the experience was incredible. The facilities and staff and safaris are otherworldly. The stay exceeded expectations at every turn. The food was fantastic, we went on a camel, horseback and walking safari. Each was a terrific experience. The guides knew so much about the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
LWManager, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Delighted that, almost two years later, you are still thinking of the time you spent with us. Perhaps you should make a return visit? We hope to see you again. With best wishes from all the team at Lewa Wilderness More 

Saratoga, CA
Level Contributor
33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

What a wonderful experience. We were blown away by the game sighting and accommodations in the Meru. But the cooler weather of the Lewa was much appreciated. We had been spoiled at Elsa's Kopje in the Meru, and Lewa Wilderness Trails kept us on our high. Only do differently is we would spend more time here. 49 other reviews capture... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
LWManager, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Thank you for getting us to 50 great reviews! And for highlighting what a wonderful climate Lewa has, in addition to fantastic wildlife. Your comments are much appreciated and we hope to see you both again soon. With best wishes, from Zoe, Karmushu and all at Lewa Wilderness More 

Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We were met at the Lewa Downs airstrip by our guide Mwangi who drove the 4 of us in our private jeep on a safari back to Lewa Wilderness. That started a spectacular 3 days where we stayed in a beautiful 2 bedroom cottage (#10). Will and Emma Craig have built and intimate and luxurious safari camp. We were greeted... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
LWManager, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Dear Mike, Thank you for the review. We are delighted to hear that your family loved their stay with us. We are so fortunate at Lewa to have such fabulous wildlife viewing just moments from the lodge. With best wishes, from Zoe, Karmushu and all at Lewa Wilderness. More 

Cirencester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I was lucky enough to spend four days this month at Lewa Wilderness, the first private lodge in Kenya, and even the 30 minute drive from the airstrip turned out to be an incredible game drive as we passed elephant, white rhino, giraffe and impala. With a small detour for a Valentine's Day Bush Breakfast under a blossoming Acacia and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
LWManager, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Dear Merry, Thank you for the wonderful review. Your comments about the staff are particularly appreciated and makes it all worthwhile for us. We hope to see you again soon. With best wishes, from Zoe, Karmushu and all the team More 

Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

We celebrated our father 70th birthday at Lewa. Zoe, the lodge manager, suggested us a private bush dinner with camp fire and warrior dancers at the spring. All my family members had a memorial experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
LWManager, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Hi Edith, Thank you so much for writing a review. We are delighted to hear that the whole family enjoyed your father's 70th birthday celebrations on Lewa. With kind regards, from Zoe and all the team at Lewa Wilderness. More 

Oxted, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

An amazing place to stay in the exclusive Lewa Conservancy. We finished our safari honeymoon here and even after staying in incredible places previously were still blown away by Lewa. Fantastic for Elephant and Rhino on drives and great views over to Mount Kenya. Staff and accommodation were top class and we were made to feel incredibly welcome. We couldn't... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
LWManager, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Hi Mark, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and post some photos. We really appreciate your comments and are delighted to hear that you loved your stay with us. We hope that you are able to visit us again one day. With best wishes from Zoe, Karmushu and all at LW. More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

63 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (49)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (10)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Other (29)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (14)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Laikipia District
0.0 mi away
Keekorok Lodge-Sun Africa Hotels
Keekorok Lodge-Sun Africa Hotels
#6 of 9 in Maasai Mara National Reserve
4.5 of 5 stars 621 reviews
0.0 mi away
Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club
0.0 mi away
Aberdare Country Club
Aberdare Country Club
#1 of 4 in Aberdare National Park
4.0 of 5 stars 148 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
#1 of 2 in Lake Nakuru National Park
4.5 of 5 stars 610 reviews
0.0 mi away
Porini Mara Camp
Porini Mara Camp
#1 of 9 in Maasai Mara National Reserve
5.0 of 5 stars 293 reviews
0.0 mi away
Naboisho Camp, Asilia Africa
Naboisho Camp, Asilia Africa
#1 of 132 in Maasai Mara National Reserve
5.0 of 5 stars 296 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities