ABOUT ME

I am Lewa Safari Camp. I consider myself very lucky to be one of the few that call the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy my home. The minute you walk outside of the 4 canvas walls of my spacious safari tents, you are right in the midst of nature. At any given time, your walk around the grounds may turn into a game walk — rhinos drinking from the watering hole, giraffes strolling on the hillside in the distance, or a dazzle of zebras migrating through in search of green grass.

 

WHAT TO DO IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD

Go out on game drives at both dusk and dawn. You will never get tired of exploring the plains as the sun rises or stumbling upon rhinos right at the golden hour. Each and every day is a unique adventure out on the plains of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

Explore the plains by foot with an experienced ranger. Step out and immerse yourself into the wild with a game walk in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. It is such a different experience to just driving around in a car the whole afternoon. Your awareness becomes tuned to the sounds of nature that envelops you as you slowly walk amongst elephants, rhinos, zebras, giraffes, and buffalo. You will go out with a ranger and your guide to learn about everything from the different behaviors of animals to different species of trees.

There are two different tribes in the area that allow cultural visits — the Maasai and the Samburu. If you love cultures different to your own, this is something you won’t want to miss.

When the weather is warm and you are in between game drives, it is time to relax and cool off in my pool.

 

SHARED SECRETS

It gets cold there. You would never expect it to get chilly in the savannah, but once the sun sets behind the mountains you will want a sweater or two.

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is a private preserve of about 65,000 acres. Within the grounds they hold about 12% of Kenya’s black rhinos as well as the largest population of Grevy zebras. Rhinos are the main focus of this sanctuary. With their numbers rapidly dwindling because of mainly poaching, their mission is to serve and protect these magical creatures. They have an anti-poaching team that is out monitoring the property 24/7. It is the most successful in Kenya with its last poaching incident in 2014.

There are two types of rhinos within the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy — black & white. You can tell the difference in a few different ways. The most noticeable differences are their size and the mouth shape. The black rhino are smaller than the white rhino and the black rhino has a pointed upper lip, while its white relative has a squared lip (a very, very wide mouth). Another feature is the shape of the backbone. Black rhinos have a very deep curve in the back where as the white has a shallow curve and a small second hump in the back. Lastly, black rhinos are more solitary animals, so a lot more skittish and sometimes they even do a mock charge to let you know who’s boss. White rhinos, on the other hand, aren’t phased, even if you are less than 5 feet from them. They just keep grazing.

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Rooms start at $239 per person per night. This includes accommodation, all meals, selected drinks as well as laundry. Lewa Safari Camp is part of The Elewana Collection and personally one of our favorites.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Expect to see Rhinos. With over 130 on the conservancy you are bound to run into at least one and maybe a little one too. Expect top notch service, delicious food, and incredible game drives. Expect stunning views right from your verandah and expect the view to get even better during every game drive. From the Acacia forests to the endless savannah, it is the perfect scenery to take home an incomparable African experience.

 

OUR ROOM — #7 SAFARI TENT

Half tent half hut. Water hole right out front (you may see rhinos). En suite bathroom. Big comfy bed. Nightly turndown service with a hot water bottle hidden beneath the covers.

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