Seasons & Rates 2016 - 2017

Seasons
HIGHfrom1st Januaryto4th January
1st July31st October
20th December31st December
MIDfrom5th Januaryto15th March
1st June30th June
1st November19th December
GREENfrom16th Marchto31st May
Accommodation Rates
SEASONMEAL PLANPER PERSON SHARINGSINGLE ROOM
HIGHGame Package$614$921
Full Board$458$687
MIDGame Package$510$765
Full Board$333$500
GREENGame Package$395$593
Full Board$239$359
Family Tent
A Family Tent, sleeping up to 4 adults, with a private verandah/sitting area. Rate per night for the Family Tent occupied by 4 guests
SEASONGAME PACKAGEFULL BOARD PACKAGE
HIGH$2240$1800
MID$1860$1400
GREEN$1442$990

Included in Game Package (GP)

  • Included in Game Package (GP) is accommodation, all meals, soft drinks, beer, house wine & selected spirits (excluding champagne, exclusive cellar wines, cognacs and single malt whiskeys) and laundry
  • Transfers from/to Lewa airstrip - Lewa Safari Camp
  • Safari activities including shared game drives, bush picnics, sundowners and guided bush walks
  • Experienced driver-guides in custom designed safari vehicles accompany all drive activities
  • All statutory taxes (approx. 25%) including VAT
  • Rates exclude Park Fees and extras not listed above

Included in Full Board package (FB)

  • Full Board package (FB) includes accommodation, all meals, selected drinks (excluding champagne, exclusive cellar wines, cognacs and single malt whiskeys) and laundry
  • Transfers from/to Lewa airstrip - Lewa Safari Camp
  • All statutory taxes (approx. 25%) including VAT
  • Rates exclude Park Fees and extras not listed above

thumbs upExceptional Special Offers.

Book 6 nights or more at a combination of the Elewana Collection Bush properties and receive a 10% circuit reduction.


Book 9 nights or more at a combination of the Elewana Collection Bush properties and receive a 15% circuit reduction.


Book 12 nights or more.. at a combination of the Elewana Collection Bush properties and receive a 20% circuit reduction.

In order to guarantee the circuit discount, the payment will have to be done in full at the time of the reservation.

Honeymoon Offers
  • Complimentary gift on arrival
  • Candle-lit private dinner by the fire place
  • Complimentary 30-minute massage for the couple
Children's Accommodation Rates
Infant under 3 years of ageFree of charge
1 or 2 children under 12 years of age, sharing with 2 adults
1 or 2 children under 12 years of age, sharing with 1 adult75%
Children below 18 yrs occupying own room (minimum 2, maximum 3)
Activities & Enhancements
ACTIVITYPER PERSON RATE
Extra Lunch$40
Picnic Lunch$25
Visit to ll Ngwesi cultural boma (minimum 2 guests)$45
Guided visits to Ngare Ndare forest (minimum 2 guests)$45
Horse & camel riding per ride - arranged at the camp$60
Exclusive Use of Game-Drive Vehicle (per vehicle per day)$400
For more details on these activities, please visit the 'Activities Section'

Cancellation Policy

  • For bookings cancelled or reduced in numbers between 90 and 45 days from noon on the date of arrival, 25% of the applicable rate per bed night will be charged.
  • For bookings cancelled or reduced in numbers between 45 and 22 days from noon on the date of arrival, 50% of the applicable rate per bed night will be charged.
  • In the case of cancellation within 21 days from noon of the date of arrival, or in the case of a ‘No Show”, 100% of the applicable rate per bed night will be charged.

Payment Terms

A 50% deposit is payable on confirmation of booking and the balance is due on collection of client(s) accommodation voucher 90 days prior to arrival of the client(s) at the Lodge(s). Bookings not secured by the appropriate deposit will be released.

Variation

The rates mentioned here are subject to change without notice; however, every effort will be made to maintain them. In the event of a change in Government taxes or levies affecting the rates mentioned herein, Elewana Afrika Limited reserves the right to pass on any increases.

Liability

Elewana Afrika Ltd, its properties and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates, do not and will not accept responsibility for any incident of any nature involving any client(s)who is/are at any property(ies), nor while traveling to or from any property(ies).

 

Conservation & Community

Conservation

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy was previously a cattle ranch owned by David and Delia Craig, who together with Ana Mertz and Peter Jenkins, initially set aside 5,000 acres to protect and breed rhinos, whose population had dropped precipitously from 20,000 to less than 300 in the 1970′s. Within a decade, the success of the project drove demand for more space and, in 1995, the Craigs decided to dedicate their entire ranch to the conservation of wildlife.

Lewa has served as a catalyst for conservation across the region, stimulating the creation of numerous conservancies, both private and community-owned, increasing the amount of land under conservation management in northern Kenya to over almost 2 million acres since the mid-1990s.

Managed by Elewana, Lewa Safari Camp is the only tourism property owned by the Conservancy itself, with the aim of boosting the conservancy’s revenue through camp occupancy. All camp profits and conservancy fees generated by the camp are reinvested directly into the conservation and community efforts of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

Sustainable tourism

Lewa Safari Camp has undergone major refurbishments since 2009. Many of the improvements have been “behind the scenes” to make the camp environmentally friendly and a safe and comfortable place to work. Improvements include solar water heating, new small efficient power generators, environmental waste disposal and recycling, as well as new staff housing, kitchen and recreation rooms. The vehicle fleet is still being upgraded to more modern fuel efficient vehicles, and effluent disposal systems are being overhauled.

Lewa Safari Camp has been awarded its first “Gold Level” by Ecotourism Kenya, a great acknowledgement of our progress of upgrading all the back of house systems to make the camp as environmentally responsible as possible; as befits the Conservancy ethos.

Community

Through the facilitation of community conservation and development, protection of endangered species and education of neighbouring areas about the value of wildlife, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy has become Africa’s leading model for conservation and low impact tourism.

Being the only tourism property that reinvests all profits into the Conservancy, when you visit Lewa Safari Camp, you inherently contribute to development support for thousands of people in the surrounding communities at the same time as securing a stable habitat for Kenya’s wildlife.

The essence of the community programmes is to reduce human-wildlife conflict and increase the socio-economic benefits local communities derive from wildlife and tourism. Lewa assists these communities with education and health-care support, water and agricultural projects, as well as a women’s micro-credit programme, reaching over 800 members.

Get Involved

Over and above the funding that Lewa Safari Camp generates for the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy projects, we are specifically encouraging additional donor support for the Conservancy’s Lewa Education Programme. The programme supports 12 schools in the surrounding communities, providing classrooms, kitchens, teachers’ housing, a feeding programme reaching over 4,000 children, bursaries for over 500 students, assistance to 60 orphans, adult literacy catering for 300 people and conservation education running three times a week, open to students all over Kenya.

If you would like to visit one of the schools during your safari, a minimum $50 donation for the Lewa Education Programme will be applicable per person.  Please note that the Lewa Education Programme allocates all donations received according to current priorities as identified by them. Contact us for more information.

If you would like to learn more about the Conservation work that Lewa Wildllife Conservancy does, a minimum $50 donation will be applicable per person to visit ongoing work. Participation depends on availability of conservancy personnel etc, but could include visiting the tracker dogs in their training, or a general discussion about the conservation work from those involved. Contact us for more information.

If you are considering bringing donations from abroad, visit the Pack for a Purpose website for very specific advice on what is needed. Please do note that when flying within Kenya, the internal flight weight restriction is 15kg and may therefore limit what you can carry with you to the camps and donate to the rural communities in person. We can always, however, donate anything over and above your weight limit on your behalf at a later date.

 

Guiding & Activities

lewa safari-camp guidesLewa Safari Camp Guides

The Lewa Safari Camp guides are based in camp within Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, and are some of the best guides in the country. Most are from neighbouring communities and have been guiding within the Conservancy for many years, some for over 15 years, they know the botany of the area, palaeontology history of the Lewa, as well as an intimate knowledge of the rhinos, cheetah and lion families. The guides are Bronze or Silver level Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association certified, and they also receive training directly from the Conservancy to the “Lewa Standard”.  The walking guides are trained armed rangers from the Conservancy.

Activities

Game Drives

lewa safari camp game drivesThe Lewa Safari Camp guides are based in camp within Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Most are from the neighbouring communities and have been guiding within the Conservancy for many years, some for over 15 years. All the guides are first class, with Bronze or Silver level Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association certification, and they also receive training directly from the Conservancy to the “Lewa Standard”.

Lewa Safari Camp has open gamedrive vehicles. The current fleet are specially fitted, 4×4 Toyota Landcruisers. The vehicles are unrivalled with feature enhancements specifically designed for comfort and photography – open sided with 3 rows of seats, photographic equipment stands, and charging sockets. Clients will share gamedrives unless “exclusive use of vehicle” has been prebooked at an extra charge.

With the whole of the eastern half of the Conservancy to itself, and with strict limits on tourism numbers with the Conservancy, guests can enjoy an almost private gameviewing experience. Although a vast area, the Conservancy is fenced, (fencing of wildlife areas is very unusual in Kenya), specifically to protect the rhino. The gamedriving is outstanding with plentiful, rhino, elephant, buffalo, the rare Grevy Zebra and resident predators, to a backdrop of beautiful views of snow capped Mt. Kenya.

Guided Walks

lewa-safari-camp-bush-walkLewa Safari Camp’s walking guides are trained wildlife rangers from the Conservancy. Apart from their knowledge on rhino conservation, they are also knowledgeable about the tracks, botany; and most walks leave from camp.

Take the time to leave the car behind and enjoy the small things – tracks, dung beetles, micro-ecosystems.

Ngare Ndare forest

Another walking option is to visit Ngare Ndare forest conservancy. This is a community conservancy to the south of Lewa. There is a canopy walk, and river to play in. There are usually elephants in the forest, so you will be escorted by the Lewa walking guide. This is a full day out from camp with a picnic, and there is an extra cost only to cover the separate conservation fee.

Swimming Pool

lewa safari camp swimming poolEnjoy the cool waters in the heat of the day!

Within the lush green gardens, the giraffe design pool has bar service and board games as well as table tennis.

There are sunbeds and a shaded lounge area, perfect for reading and relaxing during the day.

Bush Breakfast and Sundowners

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Take a moment to sit back, enjoy the spectacular views, the smells, the colours, and the gentle breeze.

Bush breakfasts are a chance to enjoy a full breakfast, al fresco, in the middle of the plains, surrounded by wildlife.

“Sundowners” are a safari tradition – after a day of safari; stop, watch the spectacular sunset; traditionally with a gin and tonic in hand!

Massage, Manicure and Pedicure

Safari is also a holiday and a rest – a break from today’s frenetic lifestyle.

Lewa Safari Camp offers:

  • Massages – a wonderful way to ease the stress out of tired shoulders and backs.
  • Manicure and pedicure – compliment those tanned limbs!

Horse or Camel Riding

lewa safari camp camel trekkingLewa Safari Camp offers evening horse rides – you can get very close to plains game as they see you as one of their own! Horse riding is for experienced riders only, as although it is a gentle walk on very well behaved horses, you are in the wild, and need to be able to bring a situation under control when horses are spooked. Horse riding is subject to availability and there is an additional charge. Riders will be requested to fill out a questionnaire to ascertain their competency.

Lewa Safari Camp also offers evening camel rides – less elegant than horseriding, but suitable for those without riding skills, the camels are led by Samburu handlers and it is picturesque experience. Camel riding is subject to availability and there is an additional charge. There are only three riding camels available.

Cultural and Conservancy Visits

Cultural village visits

lewa safari camp cultural visitsLewa Wildlife Conservancy borders the Samburu community conservancies of Tassia and Il Ngwesi in the arid lowlands of the north, and many of the staff at Lewa Safari Camp come from this area. Lewa Safari Camp offers visits to neighbouring local Samburu homesteads. The Samburu live in semi-permanent huts known as Manyattas and it is the role of the wife to construct the hut from cattle dung and grass. The families will show you round their home for a fee (payable separately, ask reception for details), and will want to take the opportunity to sell their traditional handicrafts – bargain hard!

Conservancy visits

as part of our get involved program, guests who are making donations to the Lewa Education Program, can visit schools during term time. For a small donation, guests can also visit and/or participate in Conservation work, eg training of tracker dogs, have a tour of the Conservancy offices.

Weddings & Honeymoons

Honeymoons

lewa safari camp romanceThere is nothing more romantic than a safari! Already an unforgettable, once in a lifetime and pampered experience; safaris offer incredible sunsets, romantic tents with spectacular views, and relaxed al fresco dinners.

The beautiful setting at Lewa Safari Camp is ideal for that very special romantic holiday.

Being a very special holiday, we often have special offers and upgrades for honeymooners.

Weddings

Over the years, we have hosted many beautiful weddings, blessings, and renewal of vows for our guests.

From small simple ceremonies involving merely a glass of champagne at the end of a gamedrive; to elaborate three day events, with over 30 guests taking over the whole property. Options include legal marriages conducted by the local commissioner or religious minister, or Blessing by the chief of the local tribal community.

Discuss your ideas with your travel agent, or contact us for more information.

 

 

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

Lewa-Wildlife-ConservancyThe conservancy covers 65,000 acres, a vast wilderness. Lewa has dramatic views to the south of snow capped Mt. Kenya, and to the north down to the arid lands of Tassia and Il Ngwesi. It has many diverse habitats from pristine forest, fertile grasslands, extensive springs and acacia woodland.

Registered as a rhino conservancy in 1983, the conservancy is famous for its successful rhino and Grevy zebra breeding, two endangered species; Lewa is home to 10% of Kenya’s rhino, and 20% of the worlds population of Grevy zebra. The whole conservancy is fenced, and the conservancy employs over 150 rangers. The conservancy does extensive outreach work into the surrounding communities with its Community Development Program, including healthcare, education, micro-finance, and water projects – in order to share with the community the benefits of wildlife.

With over 70 recorded mammal species within the conservancy, for guests, the wildlife experience is unrivalled.

 

Kifaru House

Aptly named, Elewana Kifaru House takes its name from the Swahili word for rhino, and is idyllically located on an escarpment in the middle of the Lewa / Borana Wildlife Conservancy, home to East Africa’s healthiest rhino population totaling 66 black and 62 white rhinos.

With just six well-appointed bedrooms, all located in individual spacious bandas complete with opulent four poster beds and generous en-suite bathrooms, the property retains a feeling of exclusivity. Guests can convene in the homely main house and relax with a fully-stocked bar and two large fireplaces or enjoy sundowners and dinner under the stars on the large comfortably furnished terrace. Built mainly from materials sourced locally, great care has been taken to reflect the style, character and lifestyle of the Kenyan highlands.

Elewana Kifaru House guest enjoy a heated swimming pool that affords breathtaking views across the surrounding plains, teeming with wildlife and reaching out to Mount Kenya. Massage rooms are also available offering a small but relaxing selection of treatments.

Elewana Kifaru House has been built to have minimal environmental impact. Solar panels are used to generate electricity and heat water, waste water is recycled to irrigate the landscape including a lovingly tended organic kitchen garden

Kifaru is owned by Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Profits and conservancy fees generated by the camp are reinvested directly into the conservation and community efforts of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

Guests at Elewana Kifaru House are welcome to visit the beating heart of the Conservancy, the state of the art Joint Operations Centre and meet the tracker dog team that provides anti poaching support across all of Northern Kenya.

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is heralded as a beacon of wildlife conservation that is rightly popular with celebrities, conservationists, writers and photographers. Through the protection and management of species, the initiation and support of community conservation and development programmes, and the education of neighbouring areas in the value of wildlife, Lewa has reversed a critical decline in the rhino population in the region, as well as many other endangered species. For families living on its boundaries, Lewa offers improved livelihoods with its adult education and women’s micro-credit programmes, community-managed water projects, and access to health care at its four health clinics. For thousands of children in local schools, Lewa has opened the doors to a future with more choices than the generations before them.

 

 

 

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