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lEWA WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY
(A dash of Luxury, exclusivity, adventure & Wildlife Conservation)
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is situated within a 62,000 acre ranch and wildlife sanctuary. It is has been home to the Craig family since 1924 who by initially setting aside 5000 acres of their ranch in 1983, were instrumental in setting up a sanctuary to protect black rhinos. Fortunately, this was so successful that in 1995 they dedicated their entire ranch to conservation and it now homes over 10% of Kenya’s entire black rhino population and 14% of their white rhino population, making it the perfect choice for your next safari if you want to catch the big 5, namely rhinos, lions, leopards, elephants and buffalo all of which make their home at Lewa.
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is located south of Isiolo town and North of Mount Kenya. The snow-capped peaks dominate the views to the south, where the southern boundary rises to an altitude of some 6500ft above sea level and to the north, the terrain drops away with breathtaking views of Samburu, Ololokwe and the Mathews’ range beyond.
Notably Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, where the Craig family are close friends of Prince William, provided the prince with the setting and privacy in October 2010 for him to propose to his girlfriend Kate Middleton. Prince William is a keen conservationist and has visited the area on numerous occasions and therefore it seemed the natural choice for him when it came to choosing the ideal location for his marriage proposal.
The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, in addition to The Big Five, is also a sanctuary for a diverse array of wildlife. It supports a myriad of plains game species all perfectly adapted for the semi desert environment and Grevy’s Zebra and the Reticulated Giraffe are common. Additionally, the lance-like horned Beisa Oryx and the rare Greater Kudu are seasonal visitors and the Guenther’s Dikdik, the giraffe-necked Gerenuk and the beautiful blue-legged Somali Ostrich are resident all year round.
The swamp has become a sanctuary in itself for the rare and fascinating semi-aquatic Sitatunga Antelope and its primary predator, the Leopard. Birdlife is equally rich with numerous species of Bustard, Plover, Coursers and birds of prey. At night, leopard are frequently encountered along with bush-babies, aardvarks, bat-eared foxes, caracal and various mongooses, genets and civets – given all this a few days in Lewa will give you a unique combination of hospitality, spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife.
Bella Safaris has daily private safari tours to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.
Attractions at taita hills
The Taita Hills Wildlife Conservancy derives its name from the surrounding clusters of hills and is an integral part of the Eastern Arc forests classified as an biodiversity hotspot. The conservancy covers an area of 28,000 acres of mosaic habitat where the plant physiognomy is riverine forest, savanna wood and grassland. The vegetation formation is usually dense, stratified and always dominated by Acacia /Commiphora trees and may appear to be evergreen in wet areas such as in the central lowlands of the sanctuary.
The sanctuary straddles the Southern Tsavo West National Park and is an important dispersal area and migrating corridor for wildlife between Tsavo East National Park and Tsavo West National Park and making it a highly valued tourism recreational area and of ecological importance. The topography is generally mountainous that offers breath taking landscape views of the Kilimanjaro, Pare, Uluguru mountains and the clusters of Taita Hills with a seasonal river dividing the sanctuary into valleys and lowland plains.
Best Safari Lodges & Tented Camps at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy:
There are 10 different accommodation options across the Lewa/Borana landscape. So whether our guests want to focus on luxury, exclusivity, adventure, fine food, wildlife or culture, they’re sure to find something that suits. While each lodge offers something different, all of them promise an unforgettable safari experience.
- Elewana Kifaru House – Lewa
- Elewana Lewa Safari Camp – Lewa
- Lewa Wilderness- Lewa
- Lewa House-Lewa
- Sirikoi Lodge – Lewa
- Sirai House – Borana
- Borana Lodge – Borana
- Laragai House – Borana
- Arijiju – Borana
- Lengishu – Borana
Book a memorable Kenya Safari to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy with Bella Safaris.