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The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy has been in existence since 1995 and is renowned for its highly successful conservation results. The area is home to staggering numbers of both black and white rhino, plus the world’s largest single population of Grevy’s zebra.

Following Lewa's incredible success story, and with a proven track record, the Conservancy’s model of community-based conservation development is being rolled out across northern Kenya, and set as an example for other East African conservancies.

The area, which covers approximately 251 square kilometres, has an extremely high security level to protect the endangered wildlife species with some 150 highly trained rangers, and exceptionally high standards in terms of eco-tourism. This has made the conservancy a wildlife haven, and it is now home to 10% of Kenya's rhino population, with an annual growth of around 12%. Other species include leopard, lion, elephant, sitatunga, Cape buffalo, Grevy's zebra and wild dog.  

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: black rhino, Grévy’s zebra, lion, wild dog, African elephant
  • Where: Laikipia Plateau, Kenya

Wildlife trips

This wildlife location is featured in the following itinerary:

Masai Warriors & Wildlife Galore

Ideal for young explorers, this amazing journey visits the land of the Masai warriors on a fun family educational programme in some of Kenya’s finest wildlife reserves. Staying in small camps and lodges, learn about wildlife, identify tracks and listen to the mysterious sounds of the savannah at night.

  • When to go: Dec-Mar, Jun-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,295 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
Suggested accommodation is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Lewa House

Set in the heart of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy with breathtaking views over Mount Kenya, Lewa House is an ideal choice for families, with the privacy of an exclusive cottage overlooking the reserve. Activities include day and night game drives, bush walks, or simply relaxing in the large swimming pool.