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At the heart of Lewa Conservancy, the family run Lewa House is perched on top of a hill looking over Mount Kenya on one side, and the Mathews Range and Ol Olokwe on the other.
The seven cottage style rooms are spread along the hillside, all with spectacular views, three of which were part of the original private home and have two en-suite rooms making them perfect for families. The four newer additions are single cottages and are extremely spacious.
Family is key to Lewa House, and new owners Sophie and Calum have young children of their own so know the deal. Suppers are served around a large table in the main house and are hosted by Sophie and Calum, meaning guests can learn all about the ins and outs of the conservancy before even stepping foot on safari. Breakfast and lunch are often served in the beautiful gardens, and there is also a swimming pool overlooking a waterhole.
Wildlife is of course key to Lewa, and the various habitats (from rugged hills to open grasslands) are home to a diverse range of species - 70 mammal (including the Big 5) and 350 bird to be precise. Lewa also protects endangered species including the black rhino (and has 10% of Kenya's population at that), and the Grevy's zebra. Being north of the equator, Lewa is host to animals that aren't found in southern Kenya, such as the Somali ostrich, Beisa oryx and the reticulated giraffe.