Lewa Safari Camp is a classic style luxury safari camp hidden away in one of Kenyas 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, grevys Zebra, the rare Beisa Oryx and black and white rhino. Bird watchers will not be disappointed either - there are over 440 species of birds.
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, Grevys 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 riders 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.
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.