About Lewa Safari Camp
Lewa Safari Camp was originally built as the rhino manager’s house in the 1980s. A separate cottage bedroom was added when he got married! (The current main lounge and dining room is the original house, and the current Spa is in the cottage). At that time the rhino sanctuary was only 5000 acres, in the area surrounding the camp, and supported by conservationist Ana Mertz.
As the success of the rhino breeding and protection program grew, and eventually the whole property became a rhino conservancy, so rhino management and protection was moved to the Conservancy Head Offices; and the house was turned into “Lewa Safari Camp” in the mid 1990s. Client tents were added, and the lodge was managed by the Conservancy until they put it out to tender in 2009; when management was awarded to Cheli & Peacock.
The lodge has since undergone extensive renovation, so that camp operations are ecologically responsible as befits the ethos of the Conservancy, to ensure the camp is economically viable, and to upgrade all aspects of client experience. It is now the Conservancy’s flagship – very comfortable, with excellent food and elegant surroundings to match the views and unsurpassed game viewing of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.
The Elewana Collection
Lewa Safari Camp became a member of the Elewana Collection in 2015. A collection of 15 boutique safari and beach properties in some of the most iconic locations in Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar. Elewana’s priority is to keep Lewa Safari Camp the flagship of the Conservancy and the elegant comfortable jewel that it is today, with back of house operations at a level of ecological standard worthy of one of the most important wildlife conservancies in the world.