The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is a 65,000 acre ranch and wildlife sanctuary situated within Kenya’s Lewa Downs. Since 1924 it has been home to the Craig family who were instrumental in setting up a sanctuary to protect black rhinos, and since then it has become a key wildlife sanctuary and the perfect location for seeing the Big Five, namely rhinos, lions, leopards, elephants and buffalo.

Lewa Downs is located North of Mount Kenya – the snow-capped peaks dominating the views to the south. To the north, the terrain drops away with breathtaking views of Samburu and beyond to the Mathews’ range.

Situated in the wildlife-rich Eastern corner of the Conservancy is the Craig family home, Wilderness Trails, where guests have been entertained in luxury for the past 30 years.

 

Accommodation

Wilderness Trails is the home of Will and Emma Craig and sleeps 16 people in 8 beautifully decorated cottages, featuring fireplaces and verandas.

Guests can relax by the fire in Will and Emma’s cosy sitting room and share meals around a long banquet table in the open-air dining room. Natural springs, home-raised livestock, and produce from a 5-acre organic garden are transformed by skilled chefs into healthy and delicious food.

 

Facilities & Activities

The salt-water pool is refreshing, the stables are full of horses for guests to ride, and there is also a clay tennis court.

Wilderness Trails hosts and flies the only open cockpit biplane in East Africa which will take you around the conservation areas of northern Kenya. It is a truly magical experience and very much returns you to the “Out of Africa” era. The pilot, Will Craig, has over 5,000 hours experience flying mostly in the Lewa area and can show you how the conservation project is improving and positively affecting the local communities.

Other activities available from Wilderness Trails include:

  • Day and Night Game Drives
  • Bush Walks with a professional tracker
  • Horse Rides
  • Camel Rides
  • Hiking/Jogging with a Maasai warrior
  • Visiting a Maasai cultural boma

 

Prices

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LEWA WILDERNESS TRAILS, LEWA WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY FLYING PACKAGE: PRICES IN US$

PRICES INCLUDE:RETURN SCHEDULE FLIGHTS NAIROBI, WILSON – LEWA DOWNS – NAIROBI, WILSON, LEWA WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY FEES, LEWA RETURN AIRSTRIP TRANSFERS, 2 NIGHTS FULL BOARD ACCOMMODATION, SOFT DRINKS, BEER, NON-PREMIUM WINE, LAUNDRY SERVICE, DAY & NIGHT SHARED GAME DRIVES, GUIDED WALKS, PRE-HISTORIC SITE VISITS, SUNDOWNER, CAMEL WALKS, HORSE RIDING, EDUCATIONAL TALK AND KENYAN GOVERNMENT TAXES.

PRICES EXCLUDE: EXCLUSIVE VEHICLE USE, CHAMPAGNE, PREMIUM WINES, CELLAR WINES, SPIRITS, VISITS TO IL’NGWESI CULTURAL BOMA,  SCENIC BIPLANE TRIPS, VISITS TO AERIAL WALKWAY IN THE NGARE NDARE FOREST AND ANYTHING NOT MENTIONED ABOVE.

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DATES FROM DATES TO PER PERSON SHARING PACKAGE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT (PACKAGE) CHILD (5 - 11 YRS) SHARING PER PERSON SHARING| EXTRA NIGHT
01-Jun-18 30-Jun-18 1877 USD NIL 1205 USD 735 USD
01-Jul-18 16-Sep-18 2083 USD 284 USD 1340 USD 826 USD
17-Sep-18 31-Oct-18 1901 USD NIL 1222 USD 735 USD
01-Nov-18 30-Nov-18 CLOSED
01-Dec-18 19-Dec-18 1695 USD NIL 1083 USD 644 USD
20-Dec-18 06-Jan-19 2083 USD 284 USD 1340 USD 826 USD
07-Jan-19 31-Mar-19 2047 USD NIL 1335.25 USD 808 USD
01-Apr-19 31-May-19 CLOSED
01-Jun-19 30-Jun-19 2047 USD NIL 1335.25 USD 808 USD
01-Jul-19 15-Sep-19 2249 USD 310 USD 1463.25 USD 909 USD
16-Sep-19 31-Oct-19 2047 USD NIL 1335.25 USD 808 USD
01-Nov-19 30-Nov-19 CLOSED
01-Dec-19 19-Dec-19 2047 USD NIL 1335.25 USD 808 USD
20-Dec-19 05-Jan-20 2249 USD 310 USD 1463.25 USD 909 USD

Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.

Check-out is 10h00 & Check-in is 11h00. Late check outs are not allowed.

Child Policy: one child aged 5 to 11 years pays above rate when sharing with 2 full paying adults

Extra night rates are inclusive of Lewa Conservancy fees.

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Kenya Kenya Tel: +254-774-136523

UK UK Tel: 07546​ 433 250 (Sally Wanjau) or 07901-396513 (Steve Sturton-Davies)

USA USA Tel: 1-877-710-3014 (Julie Roggow) or 1-855-372-3274 (Phil Bottrell)

India India Tel: +91 819 723 4947 (Santosh Ojha)

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