Lewa House

In the heart of Kenya and the Lewa Conservation Area, Lewa House is situated on a picturesque hill overlooking the rolling hills of the surrounding countryside against the backdrop of the impressive Mount Kenya. The enchanting nature and wild animals open the heart and touch the soul - whether watching the sun set over Mount Kenya with a cool breeze on your face or watching the thirsty elephants play in the waterhole. Run by Sophie and Calum, who live here with their two children, Lewa House exudes a cozy and familiar atmosphere. Its architecture blends in with the natural surroundings and it is made from locally sourced materials to minimize its ecological footprint. Other measures such as recycling, the use of solar energy and support for local communities underline the sustainable focus of the luxury accommodation.


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    Lewa Conservancy

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    from 930 € per person/ night

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    Best time to travel

    July - September


The charming cottages, including a family cottage, are scattered around the grounds and offer panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. They are traditionally built of stone with thatched roofs and furnished with rustic wooden furniture and double or twin beds. The en-suite bathrooms have a shower and there is a seating area on the large veranda for a morning coffee before the game drive. The four Earth Pods are the newest rooms at Lewa House and their innovative architecture with organic shapes seems to blend seamlessly with the landscape. The interior has a very cozy feel thanks to the rounded walls, which underlines their simple yet elegant furnishings. The Earth Pods at Lewa House also have en-suite bathrooms with a shower and an additional open-air bathtub as well as a private veranda.
Guestroom with doublebed
Bathroom with shower


While breakfast, lunch and traditional afternoon tea with pastries are served in the shady garden around the swimming pool or on the veranda overlooking the waterhole, dinner is taken in the cozy dining room with fireplace. The culinary creations at Lewa House reflect the origins of its owners and fuse the flavors of the world. From European classics to Kenyan and Indian influences to Asian flavors, everything is prepared with fresh, seasonal and locally grown ingredients. Anything that cannot be bought locally is grown in the restaurant's own fruit and vegetable garden. The menu varies seasonally and comprises three courses. After an exquisite dinner, wonderful stories can be told around the campfire as the leopard calls at night.
Set table close to the pool
Table with fingerfood and campfire
Set table in the main buildung with fireplace


Lewa House is located in the 250 km² Lewa Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At an altitude of 1,300 to 2,280 meters, the area is home to various vegetation zones ranging from cedar forests to wetlands and savannah. The area is known for some of the best game viewing in Africa, with over 350 bird species and the "Big 5" lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino, as well as rare species of giraffe, ostrich and antelope. Back in the 1980s, Lewa was a pioneer in the protection of endangered animals when the grandfather of the current owners converted the farm into a sanctuary.
Guesthouse with elephants
Elephants strolling in front of the lodge
Poolarea with rhinoceros in the background


The various activities at Lewa House make safari enthusiasts just as happy as families with children. Game drives in open vehicles with experienced guides who know all about the numerous mammals and birds lead guests off the beaten track to authentic encounters with the "Big 5", providing unique photo opportunities. Further explorations of the bush are also possible on horseback, camelback or on foot. On a bush walk, guests get very close to the flora and fauna and can also discover the hidden corners and tracks to experience the fullness of Africa with all five senses. The particularly adventurous can experience the savannah from a bird's eye view on a full-day helicopter safari.
Game drive with elephant
People taking a swim at the waterfall
Children and guide watching elephants

Experience this lodge on your Kenya trip

Löwenjunges liegt gemeinsam mit Löwenmama auf dem Boden
Kenya's exclusive family safari
Kenya Round Trip | Duration: 13 days
  • Safari in the famous Masai Mara
  • Adventures with the whole family
  • Beach vacation on the Indian Ocean
Ein Elefantenjunges legt ihren Rüssel an den ihrer Mama
Luxury safari in Kenya
Kenya Safari | Duration: 12 days
  • Giraffes up close: spend the night at Giraffe Manor in Nairobi
  • Cultural encounters with the Samburu people
  • Big Five in the Masai Mara

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