Two nights ago, the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy sadly lost a 17-year-old male rhino to poachers. Nengoitei was brutally killed and his horns removed. This is the 5th poaching incident Lewa has suffered to date. Investigations are on-going. The hefty sum paid for African rhino horn today has attracted criminal groups ready to cash in at the expense of an entire species, and this incident is a harsh reminder of the threat facing rhinos across their entire range. Lewa will continue to do its very best to protect this endangered species and avoid any recurrence of this nature. Details Available at Lewa Wildlife conservancy
Location of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
The conservancy is located on along Isiolo Road, two Kilometers from Meru/Isiolo/Isiolo Nanyuki junction. It is approximately 260 Kilometers from Nairobi on a paved road.
Getting to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
The critical mass of Lewa is worldwide. It is a famous destination attracting a diversity of guests, the list of which includes no other than Prince William. From Nairobi, you can either fly or drive into Lewa. A fly/drive arrangement is possible. Two road options are available. From Nairobi you can either drive as follows
- Road A2-Nairobi-Karatina-Kiganjo-Nanyuki-Subuiga-Lewa
- Road A2-Nairobi-Makutano(Take B2 Road)-Embu-Meru-Subuiga-Lewa
- Rent 4×4 car to visit lewa
Whichever road you use, you drive all the way to Isiolo Junction (Subuiga) from where the gate of Lewa is 2 km down Isiolo Road(A2).
Accommodation at Lewa Wildlife conservancy is offered by Lewa House, Lewa Safari Camp, Wilderness Trails, Kifaru House, Sirikoi Camp.
Lewa House consists of the main house and three cottages. It can accommodate in total 12 guests. It has a large swimming pool
Lewa Safari Camp (USD 180 (Low Season)-USD410(High Season pp sharing) provides 12 tents with a swimming pool. The camp offer spectacular views of snow capped Mt Kenya and Laikipia.
What to do/ Activities at Lewa Wildlife Conservation.
The activities at Lewa are diverse. Within the sanctuary itself. An important activity is Game viewing – with the option of day and night drives. Other activities include-Bird watching, Bush walks with local guides, Lion tracking, Visits to local villages(Bomas) and visit to nearby pre-historic archaeological site. Fly fishing (weather permitting) in Mt Kenya National Park. An ideal location to engage in this Rutundu Log Cabins fishing at the nearby Lake Rutundu and Alice. One can also participate in wildlife management activitie and educational talks on the history and day-to-day operation of the conservancy. For those who desire pampering the conservancy offers Massage and Beauty therapy,Sundowners and Bush meals. Adventure lovers can engage in Game watching from blinds, lion tracking and Aerial / helicopter rides into Mt Kenya.
While in Lewa one can also visit the nearby private and community ranches of Il Ngwesi, Borana and Lekurruki. To the west of Lewa are Il Ngwesi Ranches and Borana ranches. Borana is a private commercial ranch incorporating wildlife conservation. The ranch organizes excellent nature walks, horse riding and sun-downers in addition to fishing excursion in the nearby Mt Kenya National Park with overnight stays at Rutundu Log Cabins (Full board USD 570 per day for exclusive use o f 4 pax). Accommodation in Borana is at Borana Lodge (USD 560-640pp sharing) and Laragai (Exclusive use of upto 6 pax USD 3400-39oo depending on season per day on full board). Laragai can accommodate a total of 12 pax.
Lewa wildlife conservancy is an ideal location for nature and adventure lovers.