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Lewa Wilderness

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this charming and luxurious family-run lodge. We enjoyed sharing our comfortable cottage with a colony of rock hyrax. Every time we left the cottage, we encountered the resident impala on our way to another wonderful meal or exciting game ride. We saw lots of animals including many endangered black rhinos, white rhinos and Grevy zebras. The highlights included... More 

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ManagerLW, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Dear Richard P, Thank you for your lovely review of our lodge. We seem to have gathered a good amount of wildlife in the garden, including Dave, the giraffe, our male impala (who still needs naming, if you have any suggestions!), and the countless dik diks, so game viewing begins before you even leave the lodge! Seeing the aardvark on... More 

Santorini, Greece
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place ! Friendly helpful staff , always smiling . Lovely rooms with fantastic views often with elephant and giraffe near by . We enjoyed all the activities , horse riding and especially the camels ! The food was delicious and plentiful We enjoyed the relaxing pool area after a long game drive . Our guide John was... More 

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ManagerLW, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Dear Anne, Thank you so much for your lovely review of Lewa Wilderness. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us so much and were able to take advantage of all of the activities we have on offer here. The camels are often a bit of a surprise highlight for people when they stay! I am glad that... More 

Singapore
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The black and white rhinos were magnificent! The service, environment, comfort level were superb! Home in the wilderness away from home in the city! It was wonderful to finally arrive, after a very long time and tiring journey from Singapore. Awed by the raw, wide expansive wilderness and yet Lewa Wilderness was an oasis in an otherwise harsh environment. We... More 

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ManagerLW, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Dear JustBeHere, Thank you for reviewing your stay at Lewa Wilderness. It's great to hear that you felt it was a home away from yours in Singapore! Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is home to almost 150 black and white rhino, so we are very lucky that we can guarantee rhino sightings when people stay with us, which, sadly, is not the... More 

Bogota, Colombia
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing time, besides the amount of animals this place was a treasure. The owners treat you as part of their family which makes the experience unique. You have meals in a long table where you share your experience with others. The lunch is amazing, people who attend the place carry a smile all the time. Wifi works... More 

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ManagerLW, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Hi Quichi2013, what a lovely review to read, thank you! We loved having you all to stay with us and are so pleased you all enjoyed it so much. You really did try every single one of our activities and made the most of every second here, which was fantastic! I agree with you on the wi-fi front, sometimes it... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

I've recently returned from a few days at Lewa where we had the most incredible time. I can't thank the staff highly enough for their excellent hosting and guiding - we were so well looked after from start to finish. The rooms were stunning with huge bathrooms, fire places, private decks and the most incredible views. Waking up to the... More 

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ManagerLW, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Dear Tortilly, thank you so much for your amazing review of Lewa Wilderness! It is always so nice reading such positive feedback about the lodge, team here and Lewa itself with it's amazing wildlife and scenery. It is fantastic to know that you recommend us so highly, so thank you. We hope to see you back here in the not... More 

St Albans
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This was our first Safari so we didn't know what to expect but this was far better than I imagined. It was like staying in a big country estate but in Kenya. It had a lovely family feel because it is still owned by a family but the facilities were superb and the wildlife amazing. The staff were so helpful... More 

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ManagerLW, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Dear MacStAlbans, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your time at Lewa Wilderness. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here so much... and thank you for not giving away any of the surprises! We hope you will come back and stay again soon. Best wishes from the Lewa Wilderness Team! More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Lewa Wilderness last weekend as a long weekend away from London. People thought we were mad going all the way to Kenya for just 4 nights but it was completely and utterly worth it because Lewa Wilderness really is something else! I am very lucky, this was my 6th time on safari and my husband's 3rd so... More 

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

Dear Kate H, Thank you for your amazing review of your few days at Lewa Wilderness. We love that you all came for a long weekend from London and were able to fit in so much! We are so flattered that you rate your time at Lewa so highly as you have obviously spent a lot of time travelling in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

WOW! What a week! From the moment I arrived I knew that I'd chosen the most perfect place to stay for my first time in Kenya. Lewa Wilderness is magical. The Lodge is simply beautiful. The cottages spacious, incredibly comfortable and private. On returning to my cottage from an evening Game drive, the fire was lit, the bed turned down... More 

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

Dear Sara, I am sorry it's taken a bit of time to respond to your review but thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely write up about your time at Lewa Wilderness. We absolutely loved having you here and hope you will come back again soon? Best wishes from all of us here! More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

If you’re looking for a traditional, authentic and luxury safari experience, Lewa Wilderness really does deserve the Number 1 spot. I’ve been on a few other safaris in central and southern Africa but I don’t think you can get anywhere better than this. Tucked away in the beautiful Lewa Conservancy, Lewa Wilderness is the perfect oasis to see the big... More 

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ManagerLW, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Dear Becca and Jon, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your time at Lewa Wilderness. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much, it was great having you here; you were so enthusiastic and we are really pleased that you managed to fit in so much. Sometimes even a week isn't enough! We... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

Wonderful place. Tranquil, stunning views all around (you van even spot the wildlife from the pool). What a way to start our first safari ever! Even the drive from the airstrip to the lodge was a safari. Our guide was great, very knowledgeable and good with the kids. The people in the lodge made us feel very welcome and were... More 

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ManagerLW, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your time at Lewa Wilderness. It is really great to read that you and your family enjoyed your stay so much back in August last year. Luckily for us we have so many activities and options available to offer both adults and children, so we love having families to stay! Thanks again... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • 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
Price Range: $392 - $400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lewa Wilderness 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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