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If you’re looking for an authentic safari experience, you’ve come to the right place. Beginning its life in the 1980s as the house of a rhino conservancy manager, this Kenyan gem sits in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, now a sanctuary for 130 black and white rhino - not to mention a diverse range of lions, zebras and leopards to name but a few.
The building now houses a gorgeous boutique camp, made up of thirteen tents and suites. Décor is as cosy as it is characterful; a fire crackles in the grate, charming thatched roofs shelter warm-hued furnishings, and the open-sided design allows for some truly spectacular views of Mount Kenya and the surrounding plains - all from the comfort of your own bed.
To top it all off, this is a camp that takes the environment it sits in very seriously - so much so that the 65,000-acre conservancy is renowned worldwide for its breeding of endangered species. It also invests in local communities - from health, to education - and employs expertly trained rangers to ensure the conservancy’s high level of wildlife protection is being upheld.
Using fresh local produce from the mountain highlands, the open-plan restaurant serves delicious Italian-focuses fare in addition to other cuisines. A cooked-to-order breakfast is served in the mornings and is included in most room rates (see rate detail below).
The thirteen tents and suites have been cosily designed with wooden furnishings, warm tones and patterned rugs. Most are open-sided, with breathtaking views out over the plains, while some even have terraces on which to while away an evening. Family tents are available.
There is an outdoor pool at Lewa Safari Camp, complete with comfy loungers on which to relax after a day’s game watching.
Speaking of game watching, you’re in for a treat here. The highly certified guides will take you out to see some of the conservancy’s most awe-inspiring wildlife - think lions, the endangered Grevy’s zebra, rhinos, jackals and more.