FROM
$490
NIGHT/ROOM

Lewa Safari Camp is a classic style luxury safari camp hidden away in one of Kenya’s most exciting wilderness areas, the Lewa Conservancy.  The camp stands on the Laikipia plains at the foot of Mount Kenya.  This unique Chic Retreat has only 13 luxury tents, each sits on a raised platform with a thatched roof, veranda and full en-suite bathroom.  The main areas resemble a comfortable colonial farmhouse, earthy red walls on the outside and cool cream walls and exposed beams inside.  The lounge bar has open fireplaces and comfy sofas giving it the relaxed and cosy atmosphere of a boutique hotel.  The central camp area of this Chic Retreat has lush lawns, cool gardens and a sparkling swimming pool.  A beautiful veranda looks out across the lawns to the waterhole. This boutique camp has magnificent views of Mount Kenya and is surrounded by the most spectacular scenery, dry savannahs, open woodlands, canyons and low forested valleys. Wildlife viewing is outstanding here, the camp has privileged access to the 65,000 acres of private protected wilderness that is home to the big five and is a refuge for several endangered species such as cheetah, grevy’s Zebra, the rare Beisa Oryx and black and white rhino.  Bird watchers will not be disappointed either - there are over 440 species of birds.  

Activities

Game watching is taken very seriously at Lewa Safari Camp and the guides here have a fierce reputation as some of the best in the country.  Without exception all the guides are first class, with Bronze or Silver level Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association certification, and they receive training directly from the Conservancy to the “Lewa Standard”.  Guests will have the opportunity to see lions, leopards, elephants, zebra, giraffe, hyena, buffalo, wildebeest, antelope and much more, the ecosystem is a refuge for several endangered species such as cheetahs, Grevy’s Zebra, the rare Beisa Oryx and black and white rhino.  The camp offers day and night game drives, guided bush walks and riding trips (on camel and horses depending on a rider’s experience). This Chic Retreat has the whole of the eastern half of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to itself, and the strict limits on tourism numbers within the Conservancy means Lewa Camp guests can enjoy an almost private game viewing experience. Guests can also visit the local Samburu communities and learn about their fascinating way of life and traditions. Back at camp you can relax completely - take a dip in the gorgeous swimming pool or book an indulgent massage that is sure to restore both the body and soul.

Dining

Guests tend to gather for drinks and canapés in the cosy lounge bar, before settling at their individual tables for dinner.  With its wooden floors, open fireplaces and comfortable sofas it is the perfect place to relax before or after dinner.  Guests can dine separately or join other guests, as they prefer. The chefs are happy to cater for special diets and simply request that the requirements are mentioned when the reservation is made to give the camp managers ample time to make the necessary preparations.

The basics:
13 rooms
Good for:
outstanding game driving with plentiful, rhino, elephant, buffalo, the rare Grevy Zebra and resident predators, to a backdrop of beautiful views of snow capped Mt. Kenya
Facilities:
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Please note: rates indicate FROM price for the given period and may differ for higher number of visitors. Rates currency is USD.

Lewa Safari Camp is open all year round; Minimum 2 night booking. Children under 5 sharing are free of charge; A child in his/her own room will be charged single room rate.  A conservation fee of $105 per night is charged per person.  

Please note some park fees may apply.

Valid 03 Jan - 31 Jul 2014 & 01 Sep - 20 Dec 2014 (excludes August 2014 & 21 Dec 2014 - 02 Jan 2015).  Receive a 10% DISCOUNT OFF accommodation rates when booking 6 nights or more at 2 of the following: Tortilis, Cottars 1920's Safari Camp, Elsa's Kopje, Elephant Pepper Camp, Lewa Safari Camp or Joy Safari Camp which are all within the C&P Portfolio.

Rates at Lewa Safari Camp include: 

  • Full board accommodation 
  • Day & night (pre dinner) game drives, guided bush walks
  • Bush breakfasts & Sundowners
  • Lewa airstrip transfers & limited laundry
  • All statutory taxes (approx. 25%)

Tipping

All tips are at the guest’s discretion. Staff tips are collected in a central tip box, then distributed evenly to all staff members. A recommended amount is US$ 5-10 per guest per night. Guides are tipped separately (same recommendation of US$ 5-10 per guest per night). 

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