Elewana Kifaru House

Lewa Conservancy.Safari Holidays In Kenya
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Lewa House Overview

A visit to Elewana Kifaru House is to plunge into the timeless tranquility of Africa. Located within the world-famous Lewa Conservancy, home to East Africa’s healthiest black and white rhino populations, this bijou property, appropriately takes its name from the Swahili word for rhino. A haven of luxury in the bush, guests will immediately feel at home on arrival, warmly welcomed by the friendly and attentive staff. The comfortable sitting room with well-stocked bar and elegant dining area extend out to a large, comfortably furnished terrace. Here, guests can enjoy a sunny breakfast al fresco and watch the busy goings-on at the waterhole below, or they can choose to relax by the picturesque infinity pool and enjoy the magnificent views over the distant plains. The property luxuriates in total exclusivity with five charming thatched cottages tucked away in an oasis of vibrant lawns, filled with birdsong. All have well-appointed bedrooms, with sumptuous four-poster beds and generous en-suite bathrooms. With an excellent library and log fires in the lounge and dining rooms, guests can truly sink into delicious, cosy comfort during the cool evenings, and luxuriate in the peace and serenity of the African night.


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.

Guiding & Activities

Most of the Elewana Kifaru House guides are from neighbouring communities and all have an intimate understanding and exhaustive knowledge of their own ‘backyard’, which they delight in sharing with their guests. All Kifaru House guides have been certified Bronze or Silver level by the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association, and they are all passionate about their land and the wildlife that they share it with. As well as the botany, palaeontology and history of Lewa, they also have an intimate knowledge of the individual rhino, cheetah and lion families that have made the Conservancy their home range. The walking guides are trained armed rangers from the Conservancy.
  • Game Drives
  • Guided Walks
  • Ngare Ndare Forest
  • Horse or Camel Riding
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bush Breakfasts & Sundowners
  • Cultural Village Visits
  • Conservancy Visits
  • Honeymoons
  • Weddings. 

Destination Lewa Conservancy

The conservancy covers 65,000 acres, a vast wilderness. Lewa has dramatic views to the south of snow capped Mt. Kenya, and to the north down to the arid lands of Tassia and Il Ngwesi. It has many diverse habitats from pristine forest, fertile grasslands, extensive springs and acacia woodland. Registered as a rhino conservancy in 1983, the conservancy is famous for its successful rhino and Grevy zebra breeding, two endangered species; Lewa is home to 10% of Kenya’s rhino, and 20% of the worlds population of Grevy zebra. The whole conservancy is fenced, and the conservancy employs over 150 rangers. The conservancy does extensive outreach work into the surrounding communities with its Community Development Program, including healthcare, education, micro-finance, and water projects – in order to share with the community the benefits of wildlife. With over 70 recorded mammal species within the conservancy, for guests, the wildlife experience is unrivalled.

Elewana Kifaru House Rates

2023- All rates are per room in U.S. Dollars and include service charge and VAT.

Game Package

Double / Twin2,0161,6641,266
Family Cottage2,7752,2881,743
  • Conservancy Fee       Adult $134       Child $ 67
  • Maximum Room Occupancy Number of Guests
  • Cottage           3 Guests
  • Family Tent     5 Guests (3 Adults + 2 Children)


  • High:- 1st Jul – 31st Oct & 20th Dec – 3rd Jan 2023
  • Mid: 4th Jan – 31st Mar,1st Jun – 30th Jun & 1st Nov – 19th Dec
  • Green: 1st April – 31st May

Game Package (GP) Includes: Accommodation, all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), soft drinks, beer, house wines and selected spirits, teas, coffees and refreshments (on the property), and laundry services. Scheduled and shared game drives, activities including guided walking safari,Ngara Ndare forest visit, sundowners, bush breakfast, transfers to and from our designated airstrips.The game package excludes champagne, private cellar wines and premium spirits.

Vehicle Code of Conduct: Only 4×4 vehicles with shades of green or brown in colour are permitted in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Saloon vehicles and mini-buses are prohibited, and drivers will be required to sign the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy Code of Conduct.

Applicable Fees in USD, Levies and/or Taxes to be Added  Adult Rate       Child Rate

Per Person, Per Night)

  • Activities, Excursions and Extras                  Adult Rate       Child Rate (<18)
  • Guided Walking Safari, 2 hrs (Included in Game Package, Min 2 Guests) 84        84
  • Ngare Ndare Forest (When min 4 Guests Included in Game Package)      70        70
  • Sundowners (Included in Game Package, Min 2 Guests)    68        42
  • Bush Breakfast (Included in Game Package, Min 2 Guests)           68        42
  • Exclusive use of a Safari Vehicle with Driver Guide             440
  • Guided Walking Safaris, 4 hrs (Min. 2 Guests)         105      105
  • Horse Riding within the Conservancy            100      100
  • Night Game Drive, 2 hrs (Min. 2 guests)       95        95
  • Camel Riding within the Conservancy           80        80
  • Visit to Il Ngwesi cultural boma min – 2 pax (children under 10)        53       37
  • Extra Lunch at Property         47        42
  • Picnic Lunch Box        32        32
  • Minimum age for guided walking safari is 16 years
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