Seasons & Rates 2018

HIGH from 1st January to 4th January
1st July 31st October
20th December 31st December
MID from 5th January to 2nd April
1st June 30th June
1st November 19th December
GREEN from 3rd April to 31st May
Accommodation Rates
HIGH Game Package $614 $921
Full Board $458 $687
MID Game Package $510 $765
Full Board $333 $500
GREEN Game 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
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

Additional Info: Lewa Concervancy has strict policies on the vehicles allowed onto the conservancy. Please contact contact LWC or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before making a booking.

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.

Children's Accommodation Rates
Infant under 3 years of age Free 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 adult 75%
Children below 18 yrs occupying own room (minimum 2, maximum 3)
Activities & Enhancements
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.


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.


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).


Africa’s Endangered Black Rhinos

One of the most intriguing animals on the planet is the black rhinoceros. This distinctive mammal can reach weights of 1400 kg and prefers a solitary existence. The black rhinoceros is in jeopardy of extinction and would certainly have fared much better had hunters and poachers not pursued them for many years.

In February 2013, the worldwide population of black rhino was estimated to be 4,880, a sharp fall from 30 or 50 years ago. Today, the black rhino, which once ranged the sub-Saharan Africa in plentiful quantities, is classified as a critically endangered species. The entire black rhino population is limited to the area between Cameroon in the west and Kenya in the east. Some black rhinos still roam as far south as South Africa, although these are few.

Apart from the animal’s size, the black rhino is also distinguished by a hooked lip used to feed off trees. This giant beast enjoys legumes, woody twigs and various varieties of plants. Mineral licks are especially inviting and the black rhino enjoys a healthy dose of water every day. Black rhinoceros prefers to eat at night and sleep during the day.

Like its cousin, the white rhino, the black rhino is actually gray but is easily distinguished by its pointed upper lip whereas the white rhino has squared lips. These enchanting animals like to be near water. One of their favourite pastimes is wallowing in muddy water which helps manage the heat, their body temperature and provides a good line of defence against insects.

The sheer size of the mammal is enthralling. With heights reaching 6 feet or 1.8 metres and weights up to 1400 kg, the black rhino is a sight to behold. The animal’s distinctive and valuable horns is the feature that unfortunately today’s poachers treasure. The horns are regarded by several cultures as highly medicinal. Hunters kill the animals and pull the horns, leaving the carcass while they ship the horns to countries such as China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. In the Middle East and in North Africa, the horns have also been used to shape ornamental dagger handles.

The results have been catastrophic. Despite high penalties and the risk of time in prison, poachers continue their assault on black rhinos.

Breeding Periods

Male black rhinoceros are solitary by nature. Females and their offspring tend to be more social. Males can be aggressive during mating period, often fighting and killing other suitors. Despite their seemingly calm demeanour, these are powerful and strong animals.

Typically the female reproduces once every three to five years. The gestation period of the female black rhino is between 419 and 478 days.

Calves are slow to mature. Calves begin to wean at about 2 months. Most calves stay with the mother for three years or more. Very often female black rhinos and their females calves group with other females and their calves. The mother is more likely to stay with a female calf for longer periods of time than she is with the male calf. The male father may offer some early protection but soon departs to pursue other interests.

Black rhino calves reach their full sexual maturity in 4-5 years but rarely give birth before age 7. The male rhino waits until about age 10 or older to claim a territory and select a mate. The male of the species typically lives 40-50 years.


Awards & Press

GOLD Eco-rating Certification – Ecotourism Kenya (2013-2017)

gold-eco-ratingIn 2017, Lewa Safari Camp was once again awarded the Gold-level Eco-rating Certificate by Ecotourism Kenya in recognition of its high level of environmental responsibility and its dedication to the support and integration of local communities.


Best Community Safari Property in Africa – The Good Safari Guide, 2011

good safari guideWith nominations from over a thousand luxury travel professionals, hundreds of readers of Conde Nast Traveller, Tatler, Brides and Travel Africa Magazine you can rest assured that any safari business nominated for a Safari Award is amongst the best in its genre.

Safari Award Winners are unquestionably the best, their reputation earned through excellence and recognised by people who know what they are talking about.

Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards

cnt-readers-awardsTop 20 hotels in the Middle East, Africa & the Indian Ocean – 2010/11

The Readers’ Travel Awards are biggest travel awards from Condé Nast Traveller, featuring the world’s best destinations, hotels, villas, airlines and more, as voted for by their readers.



Special Offers


We know that a safari can be a costly affair, especially for families! To make sure you can afford the best of the best Kenya has to offer, we are delighted to introduce our 6 FOR 4 OFFER for 2015!

Terms & Conditions

  • 6 nights for the price of 4 at a combination of two Elewana Collection lodges and camps.
  • Valid for travel from 3rd January – 30 June, and 1st November – 20th December 2015.
  • Valid at these Elewana Collection lodges and camps – Elsa’s Kopje, Joy’s Camp, Kitich Camp, Lewa Safari Camp, Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp, Elephant Pepper Camp, and Tortilis Camp – minimum 3 night stay at any one property
  • Applicable on accommodation rates only; park and conservation fees are not included and payable for the entire stay
  • Offer cannot combined with any other Special Offers, nor the Circuit Incentive
  • Offer is valid for a limited number of bed-nights per property. As quotas for the 6 for 4 are filled, some months and properties will be withdrawn from the special. Please confirm with your Africa Specialist or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the time of enquiry if the offer is still valid for your preferred travel period!
  • Applicable to Non-East African Residents only.


Six Night Circuit Incentive

Book a minimum of 6 nights at a combination of 2 or more Elewana Collection's lodges and camps, and receive a 10% discount off daily accommodation rates.

Terms & Conditions

Valid for travel from 3rd January – 31st July and 1st September – 20th December, 2015 (excluding August)
Circuit Incentives cannot be combined with the 6 for 4 Offer
Applicable on accommodation rates only; park and conservancy fees are not included and payable for entire stay.
Applicable to Non-East African Residents only.

NOTE: These offers are valid for a limited number of bed-nights per property. Elewana reserves the right to withdraw these offers. Please contact us to confirm whether any of these specials are valid during your preferred travel period!



Conservation & Community


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.


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.


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Land & Life Foundation is the charitable face of Elewana, focused on creating a sustainable future where communities and wildlife thrive together. With 100% of operational costs covered by Elewana, Land & Life works in key wildlife conservation areas across East Africa in the key areas of nature conservation, education and health.