Lewa black rhino by Stefan Menzi 24072014

Elewana Collection would like to notify our Partners that Lewa Wildlife Conservancy have announced a fee increase for 2020, as follows;

Non Residents:

  • Overnight non Kenyan residents US$ 109 + VAT = US$ 126
  • Day non Kenyan residents US$ 170.50 + VAT = US$ 198
  • Zoo Group (LWC Approved) US$ 70 (January & October) US$ 58 (March – June, November & December)
  • Agents US$ 33 + VAT = US$ 38

Kenya Residents:

  • Overnight Kenyan residents Ksh 2,420 + VAT = Ksh 2,800
  • Day Kenyan residents Ksh 6,960 + VAT = Ksh 8,074

Children 6-12 years of age 50% of the above applicable fee

Bookings made for Elewana Lewa Safari Camp and Elewana Kifaru House will need to advise their clients of the revised fees and update information for future bookings.

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

Lewa 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. The 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 with more than 70 different animal species roaming the vast landscape..

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.

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy was included in the prestigious IUCN Green List of Protected areas, one of only 3 Kenyan organisations to feature! The IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.

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