On Safari

Lewa Wilderness is unique in being able to offer such a wide range of activities:

Game Drives

The advantage of being located in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is that guests are surrounded by rich game viewing opportunities without the crowds. There is a very good chance of seeing all of the “Big Five” and Lewa is one of the only game parks where visitors are almost guaranteed to see the endangered black and white rhinos while on safari. With the backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kenya and the diversity of scenery from open plains, rolling hills, valleys, escarpments and rivers, Lewa is a magical place to game drive for the ultimate Kenyan safari experience.

Guided Walks

Guests are welcome to go for a walk with one of our trained Maasai guides to enjoy the environment from a different perspective. There is nothing more thrilling than watching rhino or elephant grazing in the morning light whilst you are on foot, or following the tracks of a leopard. Walks can be as easy or as hard as you like.

Walking Wild

Walking Wild is a camel safari outfit based out of Lewa Wilderness. This venture offers guests the unique opportunity to explore by foot the remote valleys, hills and plains of both Lewa and neighbouring Maasai community conservation areas. Guests spend the days walking, whilst the camels and Maasai transport the camp, meeting up each evening for unforgettable nights camping out in the bush.

On Horseback

Riding one of the Lewa Wilderness horses allows you to enjoy the wildlife in its most natural form, without the sound of a car engine or the sight of a road – it’s truly quite a privilege. Many of our horses are used to carrying complete beginners enabling even first time riders to enjoy this unique experience. Ride right up next to animals such as giraffe, zebra, impala, waterbuck, eland, ostrich and baboons. Advanced riders are welcome to arrange a more challenging excursion.

The weight limit for horse riding is 90kg / 200lb.

For a little something out of the ordinary, guests can go for a camel ride led by a Maasai moran. The camel rides offer a great way to take in the scenery from a unique vantage point.

Flying the Wilds

Flying the Wilds

An opportunity you won’t want to miss – to fly the wilds of Kenya. This is an experience you can’t find anywhere else in Africa.

Fly in the open cockpit biplane with pilot, Will Craig. A former crop-dusting pilot, Will takes guests right above the treetops and weaves through gorges to show off the beauty of his homeland. The plane can take two passengers who accompany the pilot on a journey over forests, herds of game, and through ravines that are otherwise virtually inaccessible.

A glorious way to take in the beauty and the drama of this stunning corner of Kenya.
Brian & Annabelle, UK

A true “Out of Africa” experience! If one is not amazed at the vast beauty from an open cockpit then very little will amaze.
Brad & Donna, USA

Thanks Will. An absolutely amazing experience – simply the best way to see the area.
Tim & Sophie, UK

Fabulous experience in a very special plane. Wonderful trip following the terrain and shaving the tree tops on the escarpments and down through the valleys – brilliant pilot!
Sam & Maddie, UK

Thanks Will. What a flight! I was so moved I cried with wonder. Thank you for an experience of a lifetime. We will never forget it.
Lynn & Bob, USA

A unique and memorable experience to fly in such a rare aircraft, piloted by our skilful and charming host. Such scenery! Such beauty! A must for guests here at Lewa.
Elizabeth & Ray, USA

And More

Ngare Ndare Forest and Waterfalls
The nearby Ngare Ndare Forest offers a different ecosystem to explore, with a treetop canopy walk and spectacular waterfalls where you can swim and enjoy a picnic lunch.

Il Ngwesi Maasai Village
For those guests interested in the local traditional culture, there is an authentic Maasai village where guests can spend the day enjoying a unique experience interacting with amazing people.

Pepo la Tumaini
Lewa Wilderness supports an HIV/AIDS orphanage, clinic and senior school, Pepo la Tumaini, in the nearby town of Isiolo. Guests are welcome to visit the school and meet the children. Learn more at www.tumainitrust.org

Lewa Crafts
Lewa Wilderness provides employment and training to local people through Lewa Crafts Furniture and Kifuma Weaving project. All of the beautiful furniture in the lodge is designed and created in our workshop, fashioned out of salvaged acacia wood and crafted into unique designs. The carpet weaving uses natural wool, spun and woven by hand into beautiful rugs for sale in our gift shop. Guests are welcome to visit both projects and see the craftsmanship at first hand.