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Lewa Wilderness

Laikipia & Lewa Safari, Kenya

Lewa Wilderness Trails offers one of Kenya’s most established private safari experiences, with guests enjoying outstanding hospitality in this remarkable, less visited region, for over forty years.


Staying in one of the nine comfortable stone and thatch cottages at Lewa Wilderness Trails is like receiving a personal invitation to the Craig family home. Will and Emma Craig have been welcoming guests for three decades. 

Sit by the fire in the cosy sitting room, help yourself to a drink or have an expertly-made dawa and share meals around a long table in the open-air dining room.

Activities & facilities

Activities are designed around personal interests and include day and night drives, bushwalks, horse riding and camel treks, lion-tracking and visiting prehistoric archaeological sites. Facilities include a refreshing salt-water pool, table tennis and a clay tennis court. Families particularly appreciate the easy-going ambience and array of activities.

Beyond the Balloon Safari

For the ultimate in romance and nostalgia, don a flying jacket, soft leather helmet and goggles and climb into a yellow open-cockpit biplane – the three-seater aircraft is a modern replica of a 1935 Waco biplane.
Consummate pilot Will Craig sits at the back, with two passengers side by side in the front cockpit. Then it’s up and away – flying over an untamed landscape with the wind in your face, Mount Kenya before you and music from Out of Africa in your ears. What an incredible way to relive the adventure of early aviation and experience the magnificent scenery!
Will’s yellow bi-plane operates from Lewa Wilderness, but can be chartered from any of the camps in Lewa. The flight cannot be pre- booked, so express your interest immediately on check-in.

Accommodation Reviews

Dear Derek

To be honest with you there is nothing we can think of to improve your service. We have found travelling with Rainbow Tours has been a real joy. The help you provided while planning the trip and before travel was excellent. 

The trip itself was fantastic  and I am not sure we could have asked for more. We felt safe and cared for from the start with the guy who met us off the plane at Nairobi (not sure how he was able to meet us directly off the plane but it was great). The next guy who took us to Wilson Airport via a breakfast stop was really helpful and made sure we knew what our itinerary was again friendly and helpful.

It has to be said I think Samburu was the highlight of the trip. The Elephant Bedroom Lodge was so lovely, Samburu itself fabulous and the people at the lodge and Solomon our driver were unfailingly friendly and charming. The food was delicious and the room so comfortable. The fact we saw leopard, cheetah and lion was extraordinary and this on top of elephants and the animals specific to the region. The birdlife was fabulous and varied.

Lewa was also amazing and again people could not have been friendlier or more helpful. They gave us their best lodge as we were the only guests on arrival which was really special and appreciated as were the surprise breakfast in the bush and camel ride. The fact that they were able to arrange a guided walk and horse riding as well was an added bonus that gave a different perspective on safari’ing. They also arranged a trip up to the mountain forest and night drive both of which were well worthwhile.

Finally Diani and Nomad Sands was amazing. The beach is so special. Again the staff at the hotel were so friendly and helpful, the lodge comfortable and food delicious. We would strongly recommend the trip to Wasini Island and snorkelling. We saw dolphins on the way out to the reef and at the reef the coral and fish were stunning. Swimming with turtles was unbelievable. 

All in all a trip to remember so thank you for your help in sorting the itinerary. If we did it again we might increase the time on safari and reduce the coast stay but we have no complaints only thanks.

Very best wishes

David and Thekla



Dr Mozley & Ms Mauch
January 6, 2022

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