Lewa House, Laikipia | Kenya Safari
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Lewa House

Location: Laikipia, Kenya Safari

Located at the very heart of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, the house is set on top of a hill with extensive views over gentle rolling hills with Mount Kenya to the south and the rugged Mathews Range and the sacred mountain of Ol Olokwe to the north.

The accommodation at Lewa House is in the form of cottage style rooms which are spread out along the hillside, all looking to the expanse of wilderness to the north.  There are 3 of the original (the house was originally a private home) thatched family cottages, each comprising of two en-suite rooms and a large shared veranda. The 4 recently added single room cottages are built with sustainable, ecological principles in mind whilst still being exceptionally comfortable and spacious, with wonderful views across the surrounding landscape.


  • Private safari with private guide and exceptional location, rhinos
  • Located within the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
  • The lodge also has a large swimming pool which overlooks a waterhole, often providing some of the best game-viewing on Lewa.

Amenities at Lewa House, Laikipia, Kenya Safaris

  • Sitting room
  • Dining room
  • Veranda
  • Double/twin en-suite rooms
  • Swimming pool

Cottages at Lewa House, Laikipia, Kenya Safaris


Sleeps 4 

Includes: All Meals

Rooms / Units: 3

Large cottage containing a double room and a twin room, an en-suite bathroom and a private veranda where guests can sit in the cool of the evening to enjoy the starlit African skies. Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, No Smoking in Rooms

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What to do at Lewa House, Laikipia, Kenya Safaris

  • Games Drives– A team of fully-qualified driver guides are on hand for vehicle safaris across the conservancy. The specially adapted open vehicles allow for excellent viewing but it is the richness of the game that our guests talk about. All the main safari predators, the rare Grevy zebra and of course the threatened rhino can be viewed in abundance. A particular favourite and well recognised aspect of the area near the lodge are the good elephant numbers and at least weekly sightings of the illusive wild dogs. The game drives are on your terms using our experience and are not limited to daylight hours. We often explore the conservancy by night using spotlight and the full moon when it obliges.
  • Game Walks with Calum, a FGASA qualified Trails Guide, which we hope will open up the landscape and let you appreciate the smaller (or sometimes very large) animals as well as the tracks, trails, signs, sights, sounds and smells of the wilderness – something you often miss from the car.
  • Conservancy Activities – guests can also visit the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy headquarters to find out more about their pioneering conservation and community work such as a visit to the anti-poaching tracker dogs or a visit to the LWC sponsored local school or other community project.
  • Horse Riding –for guests staying 3 nights or more we also include a horse riding excursion on the conservancy – a competely different way of seeing the wildlife. As you are on horse-back the animals don’t recognize you as human allowing you to get much closer. All riding levels are catered for so don’t worry if you are novice.
  • Camel Rides (optional extra)
  • Cultural Trips–  to the local Il Ngwesi village can be arranged with all proceeds going to the village itself.
  • Scenic biplane flights(optional extra)
  • Scenic swimming pool overlooking the waterhole