Lewa Conservancy, located south of Isiolo town and North of Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy, sits on a 62,000-acre ranch. Lewa serves as a safe refuge for the critically endangered black rhino, the endangered Grevy’s zebra, as well as the elephant, lion, giraffe, wild dog and other iconic wildlife species in Kenya. The Conservancy is also home to more than 400 species of birds.
Open grassland savannah, the Lewa swamp, stunning forest and rolling hills, all with the backdrop of Mount Kenya, are just part of the reasons why you should visit Lewa. You'll also get to see the rare Sitatunga antelopes and Oryx. Should you be up for it, you can go for camel treks, horse riding activities, walking, game drives and night drives.
How To Get There
By Road:Use Thika Road to drive through Thika, Makuyu and Karatina. Turn right before Nyeri Town (about 16km before the town there are signs to Buffalo Springs and Samburu). Pass through Naro Moru, Nanyuki, and Timau. Approximately 15km after Timau is the Meru/Isiolo junction. Turn left at this junction heading towards Isiolo. Approx 3km further on at the bottom of the hill on the left-hand side is the main entrance to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.
By Air: There are daily direct flights to Lewa Downs from Wilson Airport in Nairobi, offered by SafariLink or Air Kenya.
Private Flights: The Lewa airstrip also allows private or chartered planes to land and deliver guests.