Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

Size: ca. 250 square kilometres

Founded: 1950

Distance from Nairobi: ca. 260 kilometres

Highlights:

The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is home to the largest rhino population in Kenya. In addition to the black and white rhinos, you will also find the rare Grevy’s zebras here. This nature reserve is not only known for its protection of wildlife, but also its exclusive and unique safari experiences. The abundance of wildlife, passion for sustainability and exquisite accommodation make the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy a unique place to visit.

Description:

The savannah landscape of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, founded in 1950, offers the ideal safari conditions – an abundance of wildlife before the impressive silhouette of the Mount Kenya. Not only will you find rhinos here, but also elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, lions, hyenas, zebras and other gazelle and antelope species.

The unique landscape, with its varied vegetation, is the ideal place to discover the animals of East Africa in all its splendour. The accommodation in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy focuses on high-end tourism, thus offering exclusivity and seclusion. Enjoy the tranquillity surrounding you as the sunset bathes the untouched landscape in different shades of red.

The Lewa Wildlife conservancy is known for its dedication to the conservation of rhinos and Grevy’s zebras. The conservancy is located in central Kenya and is made up of several farms that merged to form a private protected area for wildlife. In doing so, valuable space was created for the protection of wild animals. Thus, the number of animal populations in the area have steadily increased in numbers; some are even moved to other protected areas.

The management of the conservancy works closely together with the local population in order to encourage the wildlife protection, a shining example for other protected areas. It is not just about the protection of wildlife and nature, but an integrative approach, whereby the local population plays a vital part. This approach has proved to be very successful. In the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and its surrounding area, humans and animals co-exist harmoniously. The revenue received from this responsible tourism flows back into the conservation of the wildlife and their natural habitats, ensuring that people will be able to experience this beautiful corner of Kenya for years to come.