Joint Operations Centre

Lewa Conservancy has recently opened a new Joint Operations Centre, which serves as the communications hub to the entire area embracing Borana to the west and all the Northern Rangeland Trust Conservancies. This covers an area with a radius of about 300km.

The launch of the revolutionary new Joint Operations Centre enables operators to see exactly what is happening across the vast landscapes of Lewa, NRT and adjacent Borana, as it occurs.

Vulcan, the high-tech and philanthropy-focused company founded by Paul G. Allen, created the new system specifically to help combat poaching and enhance wildlife management on a large scale across a vast area. Known as the Domain Awareness System (DAS), the programme integrates data and technology to provide a single picture that alerts security and anti-poaching teams to threats instantaneously and supports real-time tactical decision-making.

 

Seasons & Rates 2016 - 2017

Seasons
HIGH from 1st January to 4th January
1st July 31st October
20th December 31st December
MID from 5th January to 15th March
1st June 30th June
1st November 19th December
GREEN from 16th March to 31st May
Accommodation Rates
SEASON MEAL PLAN PER PERSON SHARING SINGLE ROOM
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
SEASON GAME PACKAGE FULL 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 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
ACTIVITY PER 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).

 

Accommodation

Five charming thatched cottages, all with well-appointed bedrooms, sumptuous four-poster beds and generous en-suite bathrooms, the property luxuriates in total exclusivity. The cottages are surrounded by an oasis of vibrant lawns filled with birdsong and spectacular views of the plains below.

The first cottage has two bedrooms - one double and one twin - both en suite, making it ideal for a family booking. The rooms have their own entrance and are not interconnecting.

The remaining four cottages all have individual bedrooms with a king bed and en suite bathroom with shower, toilet and twin wash basins. One cottage has a beautiful Victorian-style bath and outside shower, which is enclosed by natural reed thatching for privacy, but open to the spectacular African skies.

 

 

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, Kifaru House and Lewa Safari Camp are the only two tourism properties owned by the Conservancy itself, with the aim of boosting the conservancy’s revenue through occupancy. The profits of each property and conservancy fees generated are reinvested directly into the conservation and community efforts of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

Sustainable tourism

Built mainly from materials sourced locally, great care has been taken to reflect the style, character and lifestyle of the Kenyan highlands and blend into the beautiful surroundings. 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.

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 one of only two tourism properties that reinvest all profits into the Conservancy, when you visit Elewana Kifaru House, 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 Elewana Kifaru House 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.

 

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy was previously a cattle ranch owned by David and Delia Craig. In 1995 they decided to dedicate their entire ranch to the conservation of wildlife, especially the critically endangered rhino.

Since then, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy has become a globally recognised model of collaborative conservation, involving multiple stakeholders, in particular the surrounding tribal communities, and in 2013 was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy covers 65,000 acres of pristine African wilderness. With dramatic views of snow-capped Mt Kenya to the south, and the arid lands of Tassia and Il Ngwesi to the north, Lewa showcases a range of wild habitats from highland forests, wide open grasslands, melt-water mountain springs and acacia woodland and supports over 440 bird species. More than 70 different animal species roam the vast grasslands at the foot of Mt Kenya.

Through the protection and management of wildlife species, the initiation and support of community conservation and development programmes, and by educating the local youth in the value of wildlife, Lewa has reversed a decline in several endangered species, most famously rhino and Grevy’s zebra.

Since 1984 its rhino population has grown steadily, not only restoring local numbers but enabling the reintroduction of black rhinos into other regions of East Africa -  where they had long been extinct.

The Conservancy currently holds over 10% of Kenya’s black and 15% of Kenya’s white rhino population as well as the largest single population of the critically-endangered Grevy’s zebra in the world.

The Conservancy also carries out extensive outreach work into the surrounding tribal communities with its Community Development Programme and has improved the livelihoods of hundreds of families living on its boundaries with its healthcare, micro-finance, community-managed water projects and education programmes for both adults and children.

Sustainable Tourism

Elewana Kifaru House has been built to have minimal environmental impact, using natural, locally sourced materials, and great care has been taken to reflect the style and character of the Kenyan highlands and blend into the beautiful surroundings.

Solar panels are used to generate electricity and heat water, and waste-water is recycled to irrigate the gardens including an splendid organic kitchen garden.
Lewa reinvests all the profits generated from tourism into the conservation and community efforts of the Conservancy and employs locally from these same communities.

 

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