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Lewa Safari Camp

From $490 Night/room Kenya, Eastern Province


Why so chic? Why our travel experts chose this hotel

  • 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

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Welcome drinks

Overview

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.

Facilities

bar
child friendly
restaurant
spa treatment room
swimming pool

Location



Address: , Kenya


Rooms

Lewa Safari Camp has just 13 luxury tents, cleverly arranged to give a magical feeling of seclusion and privacy.  Each chic tent sits under a thatched roof on a raised platform and has its own private veranda with magnificent views across the bush.  Inside the bedrooms are cosy and elegantly furnished, a writing desk provides the perfect place to update your safari journal or review your day’s photography.  Each chic tent has an en-suite bathroom with modern facilities and showers with gushing hot water (a real treat in the bush!).

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Conditions

Cancellation policy

For certain times of the year when there is high pressure request for accommodation, or for very large groups, you may be asked to make a non-refundable deposit of up to 30% of the booking value in order to confirm your booking. This deposit will override cancellation policy 1 & 2 below.

A Confirmation Voucher will be issued only on receipt of 100% payment of booking. Bookings may be lost if payment has not been received within 2 weeks from accommodation date.

  • Cancellations are only effective on receipt of written notification. 
  • If you cancel 8 weeks prior to departure your 15% deposit is forfeited. 
  • If your cancellation is made after you final payment is due, the below charges will be levied as a percentage of the booking
  • Between 60 & 45 days, 15% of the total costs will be charged (except High Season).
  • Between 44 & 30 days, 25% of the total cost will be charged.• Between 29 & 22 days, 50% of the total cost will be charged.
  • Between 21 days & a ‘No Show’, 80% of the total costs will be charged.
CANCELLATION POLICY IN THE  EVENT OF AN OUTBREAK OF EBOLA IN EAST AFRICA   
 
There continues to be no Ebola in Kenya or Tanzania, which are over 5,000 km away from the affected West African region.  There are no Ebola cases in neighbouring countries or the surrounding East African region.  
 
The medical facilities at both international airports and major hospitals within Kenya and Tanzania are sophisticated, with full isolation wards in the unlikely event that any cases were to reach this far, and extensive training and preparation has be done as precautionary measures.
 
At the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, the Government of Kenya took the immediate action of suspending all flights to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, and suspended visas to travellers from those countries. 
 
We at Cheli & Peacock can confirm that in the event of a confirmed outbreak of Ebola (as defined by the World Health Organisation) occurring in any of the four East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania or Rwanda, for guests staying at any of the camps operated by Cheli & Peacock Safaris provided the WHO and either the UK government or the US government has issued a warning against non-essential travel on the grounds of an Ebola epidemic in any of the four East African countries, the following cancellation terms will apply:
 
1. Those guests who hold Travel Insurance covering cancellation of travel should apply to their insurance company and Cheli & Peacock Safaris will pay to the guest the difference between the amount paid to the claimant by the insurance company and the amount received in payment by Cheli & Peacock Safaris for the cancelled safari booking.
 
2. Those guests who are unable to obtain any refund from their insurance company will have a credit held for them equal to the amount already paid to Cheli & Peacock Safaris and this can be carried forward to a future booking within one year of the travel date of the cancelled trip.
 
3. The above terms apply to the camps owned and operated in Kenya by Cheli & Peacock Management Ltd, Joys Camp, Elsa's Kopje, Tortilis Camp, Kitich Camp, Elephant Pepper Camp, Lewa Safari Camp, Cottars Camp.
 
For itineraries booked by Cheli & Peacock Safaris to stay at other third party owned camps in any of the four named East African countries then the same refund and credit offers will apply so long as the third party service providers have agreed to similar cancellation terms.

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