Lewa Wildlife Conservancy – Owner
Lewa Safari Camp is the only tourist facility within the Conservancy that is owned by the Conservancy. The Lewa board subcontracted the management of the camp to Liz & Stefano Cheli, in 2009, and they undertook major renovations, refurbishments and staff training. Profits and conservancy fees generated by the camp are reinvested directly into the conservation and community efforts of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.
Managers – Sacha & Tamlyn Toronyi
Sacha and Tamlyn were born and raised in Zimbabwe. Sasha has been guiding and managing safari camps since 1995, is a certified Zimbabwean Professional Walking Guide with special interests in ornithology, botany and entomology and astronomy, spending many an evening with guests looking at the fabulously clear night sky.
Tamlyn obtained a Travel and Tourism Diploma in the UK then returned to her beloved Africa after a few years. She has worked in safari lodges since 2001, is an avid birder and enjoys the art of tracking and animal behaviour.
For the last 12 years, Sacha and Tamlyn have been managing camps together in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania, and participated in lion research in Zimbabwe.
Sacha and Tamlyn joined Lewa Safari Camp in 2014 together with their young daughter, Meila-Mae.
The Elewana Collection
Lewa Safari Camp became a member of the Elewana Collection in 2015. A collection of 16 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. The early refurbishment and training have paid off, transforming the camp into an elegant comfortable jewel, and upgrading the back of house operations to a level of ecological standard worthy of one of the most important wildlife conservancies in the world.