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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 3, 2016

Not long back from Lewa, didn't want to leave! All the people were exceptionally welcoming and thoughtful, there's not the regimented feel you sometimes get and the place and the animals were stunning. Lots to do there - we had great days out driving and walking with our guide Simon - so knowledgeable and patient - riding with Leigh and...

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ManagerLW, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Hi Helen. Thank you so much for your lovely review of your time at Lewa Wilderness, we loved hosting you here and are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much. If you do come again (and we would love to have you!) then, in order to give you a different experience, you could come further into the dry...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed January 4, 2016

We loved our time at Lewa. The guides are exceptionally knowledgeable and their love for the bush and animals shines through in everything they do. The camp itself is a beautiful camp with a great rustic feel to it. Not too 'slick' but homely and warm and authentic. We loved it. There is also an abundance of wildlife; Leopard, Lion,...

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Dear Katinka and family, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Lewa Wilderness. It's always so nice to read such positive feedback and we would love to welcome you all back again soon! We are really pleased you enjoyed the walking safari so much and experienced such fantastic game viewing. We now know for...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed January 3, 2016

Our amazing experience started as we were coming in for a landing at the airstrip and the rangers are shooing giraffes off the landing strip! Our guide picked us up at the airstrip and we had animal viewing on the way to the our villa. Our villa was an amazing round building with a concrete patio out back. We had...

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ManagerLW, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your time with us at Lewa Wilderness, we really appreciate your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay so much and hope we will be able to welcome you back again in the future. Best wishes from us all.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed October 15, 2015

Lewa Wilderness was the first stop on our safari a and it was an ideal start to our adventure. The lodging itself is first class, and the friendly staff provide service well in line with a five star experience. Food is superb as well. Our guide was astoundingly knowledgeable and dedicated to making the most of our trip. THANK YOU...

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LWManager, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate your comments, particularly about how much you enjoyed the staff and the food. With best wishes, from all at Lewa Wilderness

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed October 10, 2015

Lewa Wilderness Lodge and the Lewa Conservancy were great ways to start the safari portion of our vacation. Everything about the lodge is top-notch, from the cabins to the staff to the commons areas, the food, the service, and of course the game drives. Lewa is known for its rhinos and we saw a dozen or more on each drive...

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Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found Francis to be such a great guide. Please come and visit us again some day. With best wishes from all at Lewa Wilderness

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Reviewed September 20, 2015

Another five star review for Lewa Wilderness!! My boyfriend and I spent 5 days/4 nights at Lewa in September 2015 and loved it. The amazingness starts from the beginning when you get off your teeny tiny plane on the dirt airstrip and see zebras and giraffes in the distance. The animals are everywhere on the conservancy!! The drive back to...

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Dear Rachel, Thank you for the lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to write this. We love to get positive feedback as it makes everything we do worthwhile. With best wishes, from all at Lewa Wilderness.

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I travelled to Lewa for a few days in August of 2015 and had a wonderful few nights. The Craig family and their team were top-notch, accommodating and have created a fantastic environment for one to experience the animals and nature of Lewa. We had one prior experience on safari in Sabi Sands in ZA (also excellent)...

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LWManager, Manager at Lewa Wilderness, responded to this review

Thank you for the comprehensive review, together with the photos, which I'm sure other travelers will find really helpful. We so appreciate guests taking the time to do this. We hope you can return again one day. With best wishes from Zoe, Karmushu, Leigh and the rest of the team.

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was our first safari and we were a little nervous of the unknown. We could not have ended up at a better first place. The hosts were very welcoming, the chalet was outstanding, the service immaculate and food was fantastic. We enjoyed riding the camels and the horses as well as several game drives and a wonderful night safari....

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Thank you for writing a review and we are delighted to have been able to provide you with a great introduction to safari. Hopefully it will be the first of many! With best wishes from all at Lewa Wilderness.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed July 10, 2015

I can't really add anything new to what has been said so well by other visitors. A magical location, incredible staff and hosts, amazing guide (Simon).But the real surprise was horseback riding among the other animals. They graze the horses with the wild animals so you move among them all in a different and more intimate way than when you...

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Thank you for highlighting how wonderful the horseback riding is at Lewa Wilderness. It really is a special and unique experience, even for beginner riders, and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed it. Thanks for posting a review. With best wishes from all at Lewa Wilderness

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed July 7, 2015

What a wonderful slice of paradise! Our family spent three nights at Lewa and were thrilled with the accommodations, food, activities and service. The lodge managers were so nice and accommodating, and our guide was so fun and knowledgable... and great with our kids. There was no shortage of great things to see and do - horseback riding, camel riding,...

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Dear Stephen. Thank you for the review. We really appreciate it, and are delighted to hear that your family enjoyed the wide range of activities that we offer. We hope to see you again one day. With best wishes, from Zoe, Karmushu and all the team.

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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
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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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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