Located at the very heart of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, the house is set on top of a hill with extensive views over gentle rolling hills with Mount Kenya to the south and the rugged Mathews Range and the sacred mountain of Ol Olokwe to the north. The dramatic, elegant thatched main house with its open fireplace is the focal common area, with the accommodation being separate cottages are spread out along the hillside, each with unique views of Kenya’s Northern Frontier.
The charming cottages are part of the original house. They are built using the traditional Lewa architecture of rough stone walls and thatched roofs and are furnished with beautiful rough-hewn hardwood furniture. Cottages consist of a double and twin room, each with an en suite bathroom. Adjoining the two bedrooms is a large veranda where you and your family can sit and enjoy early-morning biscuits and coffees before heading out into the Conservancy.
The spacious dining room forms the heart of Lewa House. It’s a place to share stories around the dining table while a roaring log fire keeps the mountain chill away; sometimes the owners drop in for coffee. The food style’s a reflection of who they are; European with inspiration from Kenyan, Indian, and Asian cuisine. Staff incorporate fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients.
Lewa House has some of the best game viewing in the whole of East Africa. Home to 350 bird species and 70 mammal species, you’ll have a great chance to see all of the ‘big five’ — lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo and rhinos. Activities include game drives, game walks, horse and camel riding, and much more.