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Lewa Wilderness

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New Canaan, Connecticut
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lewa is one of our favorite places on EARTH!!! We love the oasis that this resort-like lodge provides and are so happy that they are part of a conservancy and help to protect the animals and their habitat.....Everything was amazing!! The service, the facilities, the staff were all top notch and wonderfully accommodating and professional....We would like to complain about...

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything about Lewa Wilderness is superb. The accommodations were luxurious and the staff responsive, friendly and capable. We did not originally plan to stay here, but unrest in Il N'gwesi forced a change in plans. Wilderness Camp was accommodating and gracious. We rode camels through the savanna, walked through the hill area and had breakfast under the trees. Across the...

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London
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the first three nights of six on Lewa at this place. It is the most luxurious safari lodge I have stayed at. The rooms are very comfortable indeed, most with fantastic views of a small river valley with the wildlife getting remarkably close to one's terrace (the added comfort of an unobtrusive electric fence keeping the really dangerous...

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Surrey, UK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had not planned to be staying at Lewa Wilderness, but a few days before our departure the problems in Laikipia required us to switch from our original choice and we were very grateful that Lewa Wilderness helped out at such short notice. The lodge is beautifully situated on a hillside overlooking a gorge, and the accommodation is in delightful...

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Reviewed January 21, 2017

"Don't judge a book by its cover" but you can judge this lodge by its Trip Advisor page! I bloomin' loved Lewa Wildnerness. To me the things that make it are the attention to detail, atmosphere throughout the lodge, varied menus, safari experience, and quality of staff that Lewa delivers. Much of this is due to the lodge managers Abbie...

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ManagerLW, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Wow, what a fantastic and lively review to read, thank you so much Rupert C! It was great fun having you to stay and we are so pleased that you were able to fit in so much - I know that you ticked off a lot of 'first time' activities; the horses, the camels, safari itself and of course the...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 8, 2016

Dressed as Spider-Man, my son kicked a football to breakfast, jumped on a horse for a race, rode a camel to the river, caught some freshwater crabs on a home made crabbing line, fought a Maasai warrior with jiu-jitsu sticks, had a picnic in the bush and came back to shed his disguise for a jump in the pool with...

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ManagerLW, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Dear Rose, thanks so much for your great review of Lewa Wilderness. It was the first time we have had a young Spider man to stay, so we are really pleased he loved it so much; we're just sorry that his stay was so short! We are very lucky to be able to offer something to people of all ages....

Reviewed October 29, 2016

6th African country and second time in Kenya - expectations were high. On the way from the airstrip, our guide positioned the vehicle in such a way that a small herd of elephant walked within touching distance of our vehicle - this was a sign of things to come: excellence all round. We were staying in room 10 for 5...

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ManagerLW, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Dear Ina, Thanks so much for your review of Lewa Wilderness, we are very touched by your words and are so pleased that you loved your time here so much. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is a very special place, not only due to its conservation efforts, but also because the landscape and scenery is so varied. We now have over 157...

Reviewed September 24, 2016

Lewa is a beautiful conservancy that is well run, benefiting the wildlife and visitors alike. I was able to see the 'Big 5' plus many many other beautiful animals up close in their natural environment. And the holiday was made even more magical by staying at Wilderness. The room, and modern and comfortable but still maintain an African feel with...

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ManagerLW, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Dear William, Thank you so much for your great review of your time at Lewa Wilderness and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. It's always great when guests come and stay for a week or more, as it does give you time to explore the Conservancy using all the different activities we have on offer, but also gives you time to relax and...

Mayfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

I don't know where to begin with my praise for Lewa Wilderness. From the moment that we set foot in the conservancy, even before we got to the lodge, the magic started. On our drive from the gate (or airstrip if you are flying in) to the lodge we encountered a multitude of game, including most of the Big 5....

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ManagerLW, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Dear Alice, Thank you so much for writing such a detailed and lovely review of your stay at Lewa Wilderness. We loved reading your review and are so pleased that were able to try almost all of our activities; you'll have to come back for the bi-plane flight though! We have had some amazing feedback about our food this season....

Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

I had an absolutely wonderful time here. Staff is warm and helpful. Wildlife is plentiful and nearby. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. I felt so at home. The Farm provides almost all of the food here. Everything was fresh and delicious!

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ManagerLW, General Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Dear Karen, thanks so much for a lovely review of your time here. We are so glad you felt so at home and really hope we will see you again! It's great that you took the time to go down to the farm and see where we grow so many of our own fruit and vegetables; our aim is to...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated near the base of Mt Kenya, Lewa Wilderness is one of Kenya's oldest and most private safari ventures. The Craig family has passed down from one generation to the next a distinct passion for wildlife, conservation and tourism. The lodge is just nine exclusive rooms: six cottages tucked into the hillside overlooking Lewa' s Eastern Marania Valley, plus three garden cottages set amidst the beautiful green lawns. Activities on offer include game drives, guided walks, scenic flights, horseback riding, camel riding and much more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lewa Wilderness

Address: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy | Lewa Downs, 60300, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Eastern Province > Isiolo District
Hotel Class:4 star — Lewa Wilderness 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Lodge #10 is a wonderful family lodge with it's own pool and spectacular panoramic views!”
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“All of the individual suites are spectacular with good views.”
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“Garden Cottages are close to the main lodge for elderly folks.”
 of 5 bubbles Rose-at-Abambo, Nov 8, 2016 | Read review
“All views are good Room 10 has its own plunge pool, it's a bit of a walk from the main house but so worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles InaBeeston, Oct 29, 2016 | Read review
“It has free wifi in the common areas.”
 of 5 bubbles richardpZ2525QZ, Aug 10, 2016 | Read review
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