Lewa House Experience
There are a huge number of options when it comes to exploring this wilderness, so the chances are no two days will ever be the same. Most activities take place in the early morning and late afternoon, mostly because this is when the animals are most active and when the temperatures are most comfortable. How you spend your time at Lewa House will very much depend on your interest, you could go on a game drive, or head out on foot with one of Lewa’s experienced guides to explore the surrounding wilderness. You could take to the sky’s and enjoy a scenic flight in a helicopter or a plane. Back on the ground, horse riding and camel riding are also options and add a very interesting and unique perspective to traditional game viewing.
Conservation excursions are also an option, and you may choose to help the rangers monitor the Grey Zebra population or spend some time with the tracker dogs learning about the important anti-poaching work they do.
Spending time at Lewa House is all about being out in the bush watching game, appreciating how conservation of rare species works, understanding the challenges for communities living nearby and savouring this ancient and diverse environment.
Accommodation at Lewa House is comprised of 3 thatched cottages built out of cedarwood and beautifully furnished. The cottages are great for families of up to four people and consist of a double and twin room, each with an en suite bathroom. The cottages have a large veranda where you and the family can sit and enjoy early morning biscuits and coffee before heading out for the day.
In addition to the 3 family cottages Lewa Wilderness also offer four earth pods, these are en suite rooms that sleep 2 people and are designed to disappear into the landscape, they collect and store rainwater while maintaining an even temperature. Their simple décor put the focus on their stunning views over the northern frontier, perhaps best enjoyed from your outdoor bathtub!
Things to Do at Lewa House
Jump into a helicopter from the lawn of Lewa House and disappear for the day: stepping into otherworldly landscapes rarely visited by others. Or step up the elevation and photograph the rocky peaks of Mount Kenya with the doors off!
The safari vehicles at Lewa House do what they are meant to and getting off the beaten track to see that cheetah hunt is part of the experience of witnessing nature in tooth and claw. Keeping quiet and staying still when close to wildlife will give you the best experience
Stretch your legs with a two- to three-hour outing with an experienced, walking guide, learning more about the smaller wildlife and the subtle signs often missed from the high seat of your 4×4.
Night drives are a great opportunity to spot the wilderness that hide from the harsh heat of the day and come out to hunt and play under the cover of nightfall. Adjust to the darkness and enjoy the thrill of picking out skulking predators, such as lions, as the spotlight reflects off their eyes.
You don’t have to be an expert but go for a horse ride if you want to imagine life as a zebra out on the plains. Lewa horses have been trained to allow inexperienced riders to get on the hoof. And all rides are led by an experienced guide that will deepen the experience of your encounters.