Lewa House

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Set on the rolling plains of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Lewa House is an intimate, family-run property offering accommodation to 18 guests only.  Owned and run by Sophie and Calcum Macfarlane, guests staying in this house enjoy a private holiday with a team of courteous and skilled staff to meet their hospitality needs. In the evening, guests sit around a campfire to share stories and experiences after excursions in the conservancy.

The buildings in this lavish house are made of materials that blend into the surrounding. Other eco-friendly features are harvesting of rain water and recycling of grey water.  Lewa House is set on a hill; hence, guests have uninterrupted view of the nearby Mathews Ranges, Ol Kokwe Mountain in Samburu, and the snow-capped Mount Kenya.

Activities and experiences

Since Lewa House is within a wildlife conservancy, a game drive is of course the best way to spend time.  A skilled guide takes guests around the conservancy in open game drive vehicles. There is a lot to see in this conservancy from rare species like Grevy’s zebra to elephants and wild dogs.

Other must-attempt activities while staying in Lewa House are game walks to see smaller animals, learning about conservation efforts in Lewa, camel riding, biplane flights, swimming, horse riding, and visiting local schools and communities.

Accommodation

Lewa House has a capacity of 18 guests. There are two types of cottages that are en-suite family cottages and earth pod cottages.  These cottages are spread out to offer privacy to guests.   Each family cottage has two en-suite rooms and a shared deck from which guests can view the enchanting hills and endless plains. The earth pods are eco-friendly cottages designed to blend into the wild savannah plains. They are en-suite, with an outdoor bath where guests can shower under a sunny or star-lit sky.

Facilities and amenities

Lewa House is a unique place, where dreams become a reality.  The main house is a thatched building where guests mingle, dine and lounge.  Accommodation is available in en-suite family cottages and stylish Earth Pods. Other facilities and amenities are a swimming pool set close to a watering hole and WiFi. Laundry services are also available.

Location/How to Get to

Lewa House is accessible by road and by air. By air, there are daily scheduled flights from Wilson Airport to Nanyuki Airstrip, followed by a road transfer to Lewa House.

By road, it takes about five hours to drive from Nairobi to Lewa House. This road trip traverses some of the most beautiful plantations in Central Kenya before entering the dry plains of the Rift Valley.

Dining

The main house serves as a dining area and a lounge for guests to mingle in the evenings.  Lewa House has a fruit and vegetable garden that ensures the chefs have fresh ingredients for every meal. The rest of the ingredients are sourced locally.

The menu has a variety of Kenyan, Indian and Asian cuisines, a true reflection of the diversity of guests who stay in this house. The chefs also attend to special dietary requirements when informed in advance.

Events & Meetings

The sweeping plains of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy can play host to couples who wish to say ‘I Do’ in an African bush.  Lewa House is an intimate lodge where a couple can bring close family and friends to witness their nuptial ceremony. It can also be an excellent venue for a honeymoon in Africa.

Rooms

Brief Description of Rooms

Lewa House has two types of cottages. There are family cottages and a distinct range of Earth Pods.

Family Cottages

The three family cottages have two en-suite rooms each. These cottages have rough-hewn furniture, and they are part of the main house, which served as a home for the property owners.

Earth Pods

The four Earth Pods have unique design that combines intricate African architecture with stylish modern furnishing. They are the latest additions to accommodation structures in Lewa House.  Like other structures in the house, Earth Pods have en-suite facilities.

Facilities and Amenities

All cottages in Lewa House are en-suite. They also have roughhewn furniture, a private veranda, in-room safe, indoor showers and an outdoor bath in the Earth Pods. Mosquito nets are also provided.