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Very nice property
We really enjoyed our stay. The grounds are spectacular, and the staff wonderful. The tents were very comfortable. I did not give 5 stars because we were a little disappointed in the food. For a luxury camp, we felt the food was a little above average. Not enough dinner choices. Other than that, we loved our guide Daniel, he was amazing and had a wealth of knowledge. I would highly recommend this camp.
Beautiful Camp in the Lewa Conservancy
My wife and I recently had the pleasure of spending three wonderful nights at Lewa Safari Camp. The camp is located in a relatively remote section of the conservancy, which makes for a peaceful and relaxed setting. The safari tents and camp lodge are spacious and well-appointed. The camp also includes a comfortable "hide," overlooking a small waterhole. It was fun, between morning and afternoon game drives, to grab a drink and head down to the hide to look for wildlife. Our game drive experience at Lewa was excellent. Our guide, Alex, was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the wildlife; it was truly a pleasure to venture out with him each day. We had excellent viewing opportunities for the Big 5, as well as the endangered Grevy's zebra. The scenery at Lewa is also beautiful; it was amazing to view the wildlife, with Mount Kenya looming on the horizon!
I felt so fortunate to spend three days in this lovely spot! The staff is amazing and friendly and the food really good!! Coffee and got chocolate for wake to calls. I think the best part of our stay was our guide Tom. He was amazing! He also had Daniel as a guide in training. He was so knowledgeable about the animals and funny and knew exactly where to park the Jeep so the lighting was perfect for photos and the animals would not be disturbed. It is a magical place!!!
So worth including on a Kenya Itinerary
I love Kenya and have been privileged to visit a number of times before. This is the first time though, that I've visited Lewa. It is beautiful. We were there in November during the short rains. The beauty of visiting at that time is that everything is lush and green, and the birdlife is exceptional. It's also very quiet and we were the only vehicle out on this huge conservancy. Being a rhino sanctuary we saw numerous black and white rhino. We also saw loads of plains game, and 20 minutes after arriving, it felt like we were in the garden of Eden with a herd of elephants in the distance, a huge herd of Zebra (both Grevy's and common), grant's gazelles, 3 rhino and some oryx. Interestingly there are no mosquitos here, and no monkeys. It's very child friendly. Sacha and Tamlyn, the management couple at Lewa Safari Camp are very hands on. They, and their staff, go out of their way to make your stay as good as it can be. I had a great massage while I was there. There are quite different activities on offer, such as a full excursion with hikes, swimming in the river and a canopy walk. Time permitting you can also do a behind the scenes tour with the anti poaching unit. The tents are spacious and well appointed. I also loved the main home stead where meals are served. It's a very warm and inviting environment. Highly recommend Lewa Safari Lodge.
Not even sure where to start this is such an extraordinary place from start to finish. Lodging- the 'tent' is so much more than that. Everyone back home wants to know about the animals you saw and what the rooms are like. I told everyone that our 'tent' was nicer than most hotels. There is running water and a shower in your room. Water is always supplied and the views from your room are some of the most stunning around. Every morning tea and cookies are brought to the tent for a wake up call. Food- we were blown away by the quality and amount of food. I mean it was like 5 star dining whether we were at the camp for dinner and lunch or out for a bush breakfast. Breakfast was usually eaten while out on the morning drive but that doesn't mean you just get the basics. We had french toast, pancakes, cereal, sausage, yogurt, coffee, tea and more while out on the drive. One morning we were treated to an all out breakfast with other guests out in the conservation all with an omelet station and so many choices- what a treat. Lunch was back at the camp each day and each day were different choices with an appetizer then several buffet choices and a dessert. At lunch you were shown the dinner menu with 2-3 choices so you could let them know what you would like. Dinner- we ate all 3 dinners out on the patio/deck and enjoyed the cool night air. Each night was a different cuisine and we were impressed at the chefs wide abilities. Staff- once again we were so impressed with how pleasant everyone is and want to make your stay so amazing. Charles was one of our favorites and we enjoyed his pleasant demeanor at each meal. He always had a smile and went out of his way to make sure you had everything you needed. We also had massages from Mercy who was absolutely amazing and has a great touch. Safari- I know everyone must say this but we really had the best guide- Alex. He was so pleasant to talk with and had so much knowledge about the animals and the conservancy. We had the best 3 days with him. He was able to find so many animals for us to see on our first safari- we were thoroughly impressed. He also took us to the village on an unplanned day and we were the only people there. I have a feeling that this took away from his personal time in between drives but he seemed happy to take us and we were very grateful for that visit. We really enjoyed our time visiting the village and we were able to see some animals on that drive that I don't think we would have seen in the other part of the conservancy. This place and and the experience we had far exceeded our expectations and made our first safari quite a magical one. Laurie and Mark V.
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