Laikipia Conservancy Areas, Kenya
This homey lodge provides a tranquil base for exploring the fabulous game of Lewa Conservancy. With its cosy atmosphere and sense of grandeur, we think it’s ideal if you’re planning an extended stay in any of the Laikipia conservancies.
There are three large family cottages - each composed of two ensuite bedrooms connected by a lounge area, plus six hillside cottages that would suit couples. All are spacious and resemble a quaint country home, with stone walls and thatched roofs. We love the cosy feel this creates, a sharp contrast to the wild plains that stretch out in all directions.
Lewa Wilderness is known for fantastic horse riding safaris which can be handcrafted for all ability levels. Swap a morning game drive for a horseback safari and, with the stables right on your doorstep, you’ll soon be amongst spectacular wildlife.
While the lodge is about relaxation, the activities ensure there’s always plenty of adventure on the menu. Camel safaris can last a morning or a few days, while a morning at a local Masai community is very insightful and non-commercial. An incredible added extra is an aerial safari in the lodge owner’s retro bi-plane. Of course, there will also be game drives and we love how they go off the trail to bring personal moments with a rich variety of wildlife.
This is a lodge that encourages you to settle in and take things slowly, which will appeal to many visitors on a longer Kenyan safari. The lodge goes the extra mile to provide interesting activities and flexible meals for children. There’s also a babysitting service.
Stay 3 Pay 2 on the following dates in 2020: 01Mar-31Mar and 01Dec-19Dec (conservancy fees payable on comp night)
Stay 4 Pay 3 on the following dates in 2020: 01Oct-31Oct (conservancy fees payable on comp night)
- Three family cottages plus six hillside cottages
- Main lodge area is split over several buildings and includes everything from a billiards table to a swimming pool and gym
- Relaxed and flexible program of game drives, horseback safari, bush walks, and camel safaris
- Full board food and drinks
- Wifi in lounge area
Open all year round, children of all ages welcome.
This lodge can be booked as part of a tailor-made safari, with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £655 / €745 / $845