Serenely situated atop a hill providing an unrivaled panoramic view of the surrounding savannah, Lewa House is the ideal retreat for those seeking to visit Kenya’s Lewa Conservancy in Laikipia.

Originally built in 1922 as a cattle ranch, and with both Mount Kenya and Mount Ololokwe looming right on its doorstep, Lewa House is a unique, family-owned and operated destination in one of Kenya’s most teeming wildlife reserves.

A nighttime view of the Lewa House under the stars


Each of Lewa House’s 7 rustic, thatched cottages are incredibly spacious, able to accommodate up to 4 people with a combination of double and twin rooms. Each cottage also boasts a private veranda from which to bask in the sensational landscape, and can be used either as a two-room accommodation or split into two units.

Lewa House also has four Earth pods, each of which has been designed to seamlessly blend into the conservancy’s natural environment. Guests can enjoy exceptional views over the landscape, and each pod features an en-suite bathroom. The pods provide zero emissions and are entirely carbon-neutral, harnessing their own water in order to generate power.


Lewa House’s main building comprises a spacious lounge and dining area, as well as a covered veranda for al fresco dining. Guests have the option to dine either privately in their own groups, or to join the owners for a communal lunch or dinner.

With its history as a working farm, Lewa House to this day provides many of the essential ingredients used by its talented chefs from their own land. Self-sufficiency is at the heart of what they do, with fruit, vegetables, milk, yogurt, eggs and meat all produced on-site. In addition, other ingredients are locally sourced from the town market in Meru, ensuring that Lewa House maintains strong links to the local community.

Other amenities on offer include a communal swimming pool – which is the ideal place to kick back and relax in between safari drives – as well as yoga and exercise mats, free Wi-Fi in the main area, hair dryers and mosquito nests on request.

Hair Dryers

Exercise Equipment


Mosquito Nets

Swimming Pool

Gift Shop

Laundry Service

24hr. Security

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Guests at Lewa House are treated to two game drives each day, one in the early morning and another in the late afternoon/early evening, ensuring optimal viewing.

Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2013, and spanning 62,000 acres, The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy boasts an impressive array of habitats and ecosystems, and is home to the Big Five – elephant, rhino, Cape buffalo, leopard and lion – as well as a vast array of over 500 bird species.

Whilst the conservancy is a haven for a vast number of creatures, the Black Rhino in particular has been the focus of conservation. Such has been the success of Lewa in boosting their numbers, that Black Rhinos are now being relocated to other parts of Kenya.

A combination image of a bird of prey and a large herd of running giraffes


A safari vehicle heading out for a night drive with a hazy mountain backdrop

Night Drives

Embark on a night drive with a knowledgeable guide to explore the vibrant array of wildlife activities that come to life after dusk.


A serene leopard rests and gazes intensely into the distance

The Big 5

The “Big Five” – African elephant, lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, and rhino – known as the most formidable challenges for early African big game hunters, are the most renowned of Africa’s majestic creatures.


A group head out on horseback during a riding safari

Riding Safari

Venture on horseback or camel into predator-free areas for close encounters with endangered species including zebra and hartebeest.


Two young lion cubs at play

Big Cats

Experiencing the wonder of Africa’s big cats – cheetah, leopard, and lion – is a highlight of any safari adventure in Laikipia.


A Maasai villager stands and gazes afar, with cloud covered hills in the background

Cultural Tours

Delve into the local culture, characterized by strong community connections and a lifestyle that embraces living in harmony with nature.