What a joyful relief from the hustle and bustle of travel. The whole world stopped spinning and just the sounds of the wind in the grass and the birds were heard when I landed at the airstrip at Lewa. It was the best place to get off the world for a few days. Lewa Safari Camp is an oasis in the savanna. The bandas are generous, the bathroom is nicely but not lavishly appointed. There is a veranda that looks out onto the whole valley below. Bandas are roofed in thatch so you really get the African feel. Accomodations are cozy and separated enough for real privacy. Food was delicious and home made breads and pastries daily were special treats. Best of all were the game drives, my guide, Tom, was a terrific spotter and wildlife expert. We saw 27 black and white rhino, herds of Elan, elephants, zebras including gravy , reticulate giraffes, more heards of antelopes and even a pair of stripped hyenas. Very rare these days! Best were the honeymooning lions. What a couple! Tom was very knowledgable about animal behavior and habitat and great company on our solo drives. I spent 3 nights and 4 days soaking up the wildlife and the atmosphere of the place. A great choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lewa Safari Camp has a stunning location within Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, with outstanding game viewing, and views of Mt. Kenya as well as Kenya's picturesque arid lowlands. Each tent has a thatched roof, private verandah and ensuite bathroom. The central areas have exquisite gardens with a sunny verandah and swimming pool to enjoy during the day, and cosy log fires in the lounge and dining room for more chilly evenings. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lewa Safari Camp Hotel Laikipia District
- Lewa Safari Camp Kenya/Laikipia District