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Lewa Safari Camp

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Lewa Wildlife Conservancy | Wilderness Trails, Lewa Downs, 00100, Kenya
Lewa Safari Camp
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    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
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Federal Way, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent the better part of two weeks at Lewa Safari Camp during our recent visit to Kenya. Everything about the place from the food to the staff to the accommodations to the management was outstanding. It truly felt like we were staying with friends. The camp manager Tamlyn and Sacha were very visible and always ready to assist us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently returned from 15 nights of safari throughout Kenya & Tanzania. Lewa was our very first camp. After our 3 days there, I turned to my partner & said, "I predict no other camp will top this one during the remainder of our trip. No one possibly CAN!" Sure enough, no other camp did. Their attention to detail was... More 

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CheliPeacockKenya, Manager at Lewa Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dearest Ken, Thank you for your review. It was great to have you to stay at Lewa Safari Camp - we are so glad you enjoyed it and obviously very pleased our camp was the favourite of your East African trip! We are looking forward to seeing you two again soon in Kenya. Best wishes, Barbara and all at Lewa... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We stayed a couple of nights out here during a little safari trek in Kenya. Great little camp with luxury tent accommodations. The main lodge is very cosy and great staff and food. Barbara was the manager on site with us and was super nice and concerned that we were all having a good time. The park and game drives... More 

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CheliPeacockKenya, Manager at Lewa Safari Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Lewa Safari Camp. We all take great pride in our homemade, organic and hearty foods, so we're very glad you enjoyed it. The sighting of the wild dogs was indeed a very special moment for many of our guests as they are extremely rare - truly delighted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful experience. Accommodations and food were great and we saw just about every animal in the sanctuary. Lebon, our guide, was the best guide we had in Kenya. Our hosts, Sasha and Tamlyn could not have been nicer. Would definitely recommend and would come back again in a heartbeat

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CheliPeacockKenya, Manager at Lewa Safari Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review. We are so pleased that you saw the very best of the Conservancy and its wonderful wildlife - Laban very much enjoyed being your guide. Looking forward to your next visit! Warm regards, Sacha, Tamlyn, Laban and all at Lewa Safari Camp More 

California
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5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We stayed 4 nights in December 2014. We have been traveling with our 2 kids across the world. ~20 countries. Lewa Safari camp is in our top 1% experiences. Accommodation: You feel at home with friends. Not at yet another resort or boutique hotel. It's like staying with friends. We can't wait to go back. Safari: they make sure to... More 

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CheliPeacockKenya, Manager at Lewa Safari Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you felt at home. We are especially pleased that you witnessed the cheetah kill - what an amazing experience! We look forward to welcoming you all back to our home soon. Warm regards, Sacha and Tamlyn More 

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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We travel to Kenya regularly and have stayed and visited many camps. The location of Lewa Conservancy is incredible, the vast open plains are similar to the Masai Mara landscape with the addition of rolling hills, it is a beautiful topography. It does remind one, as others have written about, of rolling English countryside of the South Downs. The work... More 

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CheliPeacockKenya, Manager at Lewa Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear Sharon, Thank you for your review on Lewa Safari Camp and indeed the wider work of Lewa Conservancy - we are very proud of all that the Conservancy achieves through conservation and greatly appreciate your support. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards to you both, Sacha and Tamlyn More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Lovely camp! Cosy tents, soft beds (hot water bottles are a nice touch!), electric sockets in every tent - to charge your cameras etc. The bush breakfast was a bit of a disappointment though. There were 16 guests in one location and only one lady making eggs, so lots of queuing and waiting around. Everything else was good - nice... More 

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CheliPeacockKenya, Manager at Lewa Safari Camp, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and especially for your feedback on your bush breakfast - we will definitely look into this so that the eggs reach the table quicker! So pleased you enjoyed our camp, we really did enjoy hosting you and look forward to hopefully seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Sacha and Tamlyn More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Such a lovely little camp, the staff were really nice and hats off to our game driver Laban who was incredible, we only had 1 full day at Lewa but on our morning game drive we saw a chetah and her cub, a pride of lions and not to mention the only croc in the park as well as the... More 

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CheliPeacockKenya, Manager at Lewa Safari Camp, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay - especially the Cheetah and cub! We look forward to having you back to stay for longer! Warm regards, Sacha, Tamlyn, Laban and the rest of us at Lewa Safari Camp More 

Manhattan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This camp was suggested by our travel agent. We knew nothing of this place but took a leap of faith. I am so happy that I trusted our agent. Although the managers were new to the camp, I did not sense it until we were told so during check out. All through our stay, we experienced seamless, attentive service, with... More 

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CheliPeacockKenya, Manager at Lewa Safari Camp, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review, great to hear from you and it was lovely to have you stay with us! We see you have posted a lovely photo of Bahati our resident female Ostrich and we are delighted to announce that she has her own little flock of chicks, so she is a mother again. Unfortunately that... More 

Hellevoetsluis, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Oh dear - I am really struggling to rate this camp. First off - we were happy during our stay there. But our problem is that the Camp tries to be two things at the same time. The main area is more like a Safari Lodge - Lawns, fine swimming pool although a bit of refurbishment would not be amiss,... More 

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CheliPeacockKenya, Manager at Lewa Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear Jaap and Patricia Thank you for your response and your kind words about the staff, management and guiding. Many thanks also for your constructive feedback about the rooms and main areas, we are working on improving our 'softs' and adding further touches so hopefully this will all be done by the next time you visit us. Did you get... More 

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