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Lewa Wilderness is situated within one of Kenya’s major private conservation successes, the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, which is found at the foot of Mt. Kenya. Lewa Downs has been the Craig family home since 1922 when the Craigs came from England and began raising cattle here.

Lewa Wilderness is one of the original family homes and is still home to Will and Emma Craig. This is the perfect spot for a family vacation with a range of activities suitable for every age.

Wildlife viewing is one of the best available, guided by people from the local area with extensive wildlife knowledge; they are also well informed on local customs and are happy to share this knowledge. The stables are full of horses for guests to ride, no matter your experience. This is one of the most outstanding ways to spend a morning in Africa as the wildlife is used to the horses which allows you to get very close. You can also get out walking with one of the expert guides and see the wilderness from a whole new perspective. Visit the furniture and rug workshops which help generate income for the local communities. Or simply relax by the refreshing horizon pool overlooking the ravine. For those with extra energy, there is even a clay tennis court equipped with balls and racquets.

“Leave room for the wildlife” has been the Craig family ethic since the 1920s. The area is committed to the conservation of wildlife and diverse habitats found on the northern slopes of Mt. Kenya. Endangered species, such as Grevy zebra, rhino and sitatunga, abound in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, as do so many other species such as lion, elephant, giraffe and cheetah.

At the end of the day, guests can relax by the fire in the cozy sitting room and share meals around a long banquet table in the open-air dining room. Natural springs, home-raised livestock, and a 5 acre organic garden are transformed by skilled chefs into incredible, healthy and delicious food.

Bring your family and discover the private paradise that is Lewa Wilderness.

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