Lewa Safari Camp

Laikipia, Kenya

Lewa Safari Camp

Lewa Safari Camp is situated in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Laikipia, one of Kenya's leading private reserves and a sanctuary for as many as 100 black and white rhino. Lewa offers various activities including game drives, horseback safaris, and rhino safaris.

Situated in the northwest of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, northern Kenya, Lewa Safari Camp is a luxury tented camp with space for 26 guests in 10 double and 2 triple en-suite tents. Formerly a private ranch, Lewa occupies a large plot of land, with its tents and public areas widely spaced apart so as to ensure guests a good level of privacy.

Lewa Safari Camp offers a great range of activities, most of them focused on the Lewa Conservancy, and some at additional cost. 4x4 game drives are of course offered, as are guided wildlife walks, horseback and camel safaris, night drives, and excursions to a local Maasai community. There are game hides on the reserve, as well as some great spots for fly fishing.

Arguably the greatest attraction of the Lewa Conservancy, however, is its rhino. The reserve, which was set up in the 1970s by the Craig family, former owners of the ranch, as a rhino conservation centre, houses one of the largest populations of rhino (black and white) in Africa.

The staff at Lewa are generally happy to arrange unique and exciting programmes tailored to guests' particular interests. This isn't standard safari camp with a fixed schedule for morning and afternoon game activities. You have a great deal of flexibility in how you plan your time during your stay, and a good range of activities to choose from.


The tents at Lewa Safari Camp are beautiful. In keeping with the style of the original ranch, they have been furnished in a classic style with wrought-iron beds and roughly cut wooden furnishings. All of the tents have a connecting bathroom with bucket shower and flush toilet. The bathrooms are feature stone rather than canvas walls, and are separated from the main tent by a curtain.


Meals are generally served communally in the open-air dining room, though breakfast is often served al fresco on the verandah overlooking the swimming pool. Much of the food is sourced directly from local Maasai farmers.

Lewa Safari Camp has a well-stocked bar.


- Swimming pool
- Dining area
- Lounge & bar


- Game drives and walks
- Night game drives
- Horse and camel rides
- Bird watching
- Game blinds and hides
- Picnics and sundowners
- Fly fishing and other excursions further afield

Environmental Policy

Lewa provides a heavily subsidised clinic and a medical program for the neighbouring communities and for any victim of wildlife encounters, and assists the communities with their own conservation and tourism ventures.

The camp is shares its owners with the Lewa Conservancy, and most of the profits are channelled back into various conservation projects, including the protection of the reserve's rhino.