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Lewa Wildlife Conservancy Destination Guide

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Welcome to the Elegant Resorts Destination Guide for Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, created to help make your choice of luxury holiday as easy as possible. Here, you will find more detailed factual information about the destination you have selected.

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Overview+

Language Swahili and English
Time Difference 3 hours
Currency Kenyan Shilling
Voltage 220V

The 65,000 acres that form the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy are home to some of the most incredible species in Kenya. The first private rhino sanctuary in East Africa, Lewa is home to ten percent of Kenya’s rhinos, with over 200 white and black rhinos in this protected area. Investing heavily in the protection of the wildlife, Lewa is a highly successful example of anti-poaching and conservation efforts.

Game drives and guided walks with expert rangers offer an unforgettable and privileged experience, with  rhino, Grevy zebra, elephant, giraffe and wild dog all on your doorstep. Get ready for a close up view of some of the most stunning nature on the planet, with the knowledge that this incredible trip protects the wildlife of Kenya.

Highlights+
Wildlife

With a rich diversity of wildlife in Lewa, the game drives are truly an unrivalled experience. Over 70 species of mammal are found within the conservancy, including lion, leopard, rhino and elephant, buffalo, hyena and antelope. The morning and afternoon game drives offer the opportunity to observe these in the day, whilst evening game drives open another world within the conservancy, of predators and interesting nocturnal creatures.

Conservation Work

Leading the world in conservation, the number of black rhinos in Lewa has grown from 15 at its establishment to well over 150 - an incredible achievement thanks to the important work here. As well as phenomenal wildlife encounters, you can directly contribute to the conservation and support the local communities, with a wealth of ‘behind the scenes’ activities that include tracking dog demonstrations, local school visits and visiting the Samburu community. A visit to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy supports the important work it does, all while offering an unforgettable luxury safari experience.

Climate+

Within the conservancy the climate is mild, with warm days and cooler nights. As it's close to the equator, there is not much variation in the weather, however warm clothing is needed for mornings and evenings. During the wet season, there are lots of cloudy days, but it isn't wet all day.

Temperature Guide

These figures show monthly average maximum temperatures and monthly average rainfall for Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

  Temp °C Rain mm
January2535
February2428
March2475
April23123
May2362
June2239
July2143
August2145
September2341
October2481
November22107
December2458

Getting There+

Fly from London Heathrow to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi (eight hours 35 minutes), followed by a 30 minute drive to Wilson Domestic Airport. From here, there are one hour flights to the Lewa Airstrip with Air Kenya.

Travel Documentation+

Travelling With Children or Without an Adult

Children travelling without both parents should be aware that some countries require documentary evidence of parental responsibility before allowing lone parents to enter the country or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country. Please contact the relevant Embassy for the county you are travelling to for further information.

Visa and Advance Passenger Information

All passengers must ensure they have a valid, acceptable passport, any required visa and any other documentation for both the final destination and any stop-off points en route. Please make sure that Advance Passenger Information is submitted in advance to travel for all destinations. Failure to hold correct documentation or submitting incorrect details with Advance Passenger Information or Visa applications may result in refusal of carriage or entry into a country. Please check with the relevant Embassy regarding visa requirements well in advance of your travel date. Charges may apply for some visas.

Passengers not travelling on a British Passport are advised to contact their relevant Foreign & Commonwealth office for individual Visa requirements.

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Health+

Health facilities, hygiene and disease risks vary worldwide and you should take health advice about your specific needs from your general practitioner or a specialist clinic as early as possible before travel. Those planning to become pregnant should discuss their travel plans with their healthcare provider to assess their risk of infection with Zika. For information about Zika, other mosquito-borne diseases (such as Dengue fever and Chikungunya), Lyme Disease (caused by tick bites), and to receive advice on mosquito bite avoidance measures, please visit Insect and tick bite avoidance. In addition, we highly recommend that you seek specialist advice from your doctor and, where recommended, obtain vaccinations or tablets for protection against, for example: Malaria, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid. In some cases, treatments for Malaria should begin well in advance of travel. Travellers may also be required to show Yellow Fever Certificates on arrival in certain destinations ie, some African countries. Please note that you are strongly advised against scuba-diving for 24 hours before travelling by air. We would also like to draw your attention to the risk of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and recommend that you consult with your doctor before travelling. Visit the FCDO website and select your destination country for the very latest travel advice: Foreign Travel Advice. Additional sources of information include: Public Health England, The National Travel Health And Network Centre, Foreign And Commonwealth Office and your General Practitioner or a specialised clinic.

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