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3.5 of 5 Ranch   |   Lewa Wildlife Conservancy | Lewa Downs, 60300, Kenya
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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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 

Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My husband and I traveled here in September 2013 for our honeymoon and had the most memorable experience ever and can't imagine what will beat this - it's been 1.5 years since we've visited and nothing has come close yet!. The Lewa team treated us a king and queen and we loved it. From our room with a private plunge... More 

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LWManager, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are honoured that after 1.5 years Lewa Wilderness is still at the forefront of your minds! Do come back and visit us again soon. With best wishes from all at Lewa Wilderness. More 

Tybee Island, Georgia, USA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This was our second stop on safari (the first was samburu) and just as incredible but totally different then the first camp. The Craig Family have done an amazing job with the Conservancy and of course opening their home to visitors. The cottage view was incredible and so comfy! The fire each night made the evenings even better. The food... More 

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LWManager, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for the great photos! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you are able to return again one day. With best wishes from Zoe, Karmushu and the rest of the LW team. More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

It was fabulous! The safaries, 2 times a day, driving, walking or camel ride, it was all super! The staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable! The shop has a wonderfull collection of handcrafted goods. We very much admire their amazing efforts to protect and conserve the wildlife. Highly recommended!

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LWManager, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again! More 

North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This was our first stop on our safari, and our absolute favorite of the four lodges where we stayed. I am still remembering our two nights there and trying to figure out how we can go back and stay much longer. There is so much that makes this lodge special: 1)First and foremost, the exceptional graciousness of our hosts, Karamushu... More 

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LWManager, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an in depth review which we are sure will be of great help to other travellers. We are all delighted to hear that Lewa Wilderness was your favourite lodge, and it is particularly lovely to hear how much you enjoyed Mungai's incredible knowledge. We do hope that you are... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

What an amazing start to our three week safari adventure! In retrospect, No one in my family (husband, me and two teenagers) can imagine our visit to Kenya without our stop at Lewa Wilderness. Lewa has everything you could want in a safari destination. Since it is a conservancy and not a national park, the activities are much more varied... More 

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LWManager, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. It's particularly nice to hear how your family enjoyed all the different activities that we have on offer - the walking, horse riding, and camel riding as well as the game drives. We appreciate your point about the night drive - they can be a bit hit and miss in terms of game viewing, but... More 

The Black Hills, South Dakota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This property was a suggestion by my travel agent with Born Free Safaris, and I must say she really was spot on with Lewa Wilderness. Superb guides, beautiful bungalows and views, gorgeous property grounds, excellent food, delightfully warm staff, and lots of varied activities to choose from. A three-night stay is easily filled with all there is to do and... More 

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LWManager, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. We love to hear that guests have enjoyed their stay with us and appreciate you taking the time to write this. How lucky were you to also see the wild dogs - it's very exciting for all of us when they decide to make a visit to Lewa! With best wishes from Zoe, Karmushu... More 

Portland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our honeymoon stay at Lewa Wilderness Camp. From the expertly guided safari game drives to the meals with other guests and staff to the bush breakfast and the extremely comfortable rooms, we felt we our every need fully catered. Anyone looking for an upscale safari trek, we would recommend this place to anyone.

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Address: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy | Lewa Downs, 60300, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Laikipia District
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lewa Wilderness 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Lewa Wilderness Kenya/Laikipia District

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