Situated within the 45,000 acre Lewa Wildlife Conservancy on the northern slopes of Mount Kenya, Lewa House is a stunningly attractive residence. It is set on top of a hill with an engaging panoramic view of the rolling landscape of the Conservancy, overlooking the luggas (valleys) and hills, with the horizon rising to the eye-catching views of the Mathews range and the sacred mountain of the Samburu, Ol Lolokwe, Kenya.
Owing to its location in the private wilderness of the not-for-profit conservation success story, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, guests at Lewa house have an almost exclusive access to an area teeming with a variety of exciting wildlife, of most note being the endangered species such as Rhino (which Lewa is probably best known for) and the Grevy’s zebra (17% of the world's population stays at Lewa).
There are daily schedule flights (via Nanyuki) to Lewa Downs, Air Kenya departs Nairobi at 09hr15, arrives at Lewa Downs approximately 10hr10 and Safari Link departs Nairobi at 11hr30, arriving at Lewa Downs 12h35. You can also access Lewa by private charter flight, directly to Lewa Downs airstrip or by road, which is a four hour drive from Nairobi.
The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy works as a catalyst for the conservation of wildlife and its habitat. It does this through the protection and management of species, the initiation and support of community conservation and development programmes, and the education of neighbouring areas in the value of wildlife.
Although there is some flexibility the rains in this part of Kenya normally falls in April and in November. During the rains the camps and lodges are closed. Going from the 1st of April to 1st of May and 21st of October to the 1st of December. During this rainy season no traffic is permitted through Lewa, Kenya. This is especially important for visitors who are driving to IlNgwesi and Tassia.