A private conservancy with pleasing mix of habitats from grassland plains, forest, wetlands and hills.
Lewa is a shining example of exceptional wildlife conservation and history whose efforts have brought back healthy populations of the endangered black rhino and Grevy’s Zebra. In fact its 62,000 acres is now home to over 10% of Kenya’s black rhino numbers, over 14% of the country’s white rhino populace and remarkably, the world’s largest single population of Grevy’s zebra.
The conservancy is a not for profit organisation and which also works closely with its local Maasai communities for a sustainable safari experience that is not just about the game, but genuine cultural encounters and a united front for conservation. There is a very tangible atmosphere of dedication here.
Together with your daily game drives, more varied adventure activities are available at Lewa; from lion tracking, camel trekking, fly camping, horse riding and archaeological excursions.
4x4 game drives
Guided bush walks
Horse riding safaris
Archaeological site excursions
Educational talks on the history of the Conservancy
When to go
The best time to visit Lewa is February to March and July to October. Long rains fall in April and May and while there are short rains in November and December, it is still warm and they won't really disrupt your visit.