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Lewa Wilderness Trails Laikipia Plateau Kenya   by Peter R Stewart

in Travel    (submitted 2007-07-06)

The reasons you should visit and stay at Lewa Wilderness Trails as part of your Kenya Safari Holiday are many.

The situation of Wilderness Trails in the wildlife rich eastern corner of the Lewa Downs Conservancy is one of the most obvious, as wildlife viewing is almost the whole point of being on safari!!

Wilderness Trails has been entertaining guests in some luxury for the past thirty years. The Lodge sleeps 16 people in eight beautifully decorated cottages with fireplaces and verandas, and it is the home of Will and Emma Craig, who are wonderful hosts.

In addition there is a refreshing saltwater pool, and a clay tennis court with racquets and balls supplied. There is a stable full of horses for guests to ride.

Guests can relax by the fire in Will and Emma's cosy sitting room, and feel totally at home, and then communal eating at a large dining room table, makes meal times more like a banquet. Food and drink is included on this all inclusive ranch, and this means full board, wine and beer, plus all game drives and other activities.

The food is a joy with home raised livestock, natural spring water, and a five acre organic garden as the resource for the very skilled chefs to create their masterpieces.

When it comes to safari activities at Lewa Wilderness Trails, there is a totally professional guiding team to lead guests out every day, but only after customising the game drive to the needs of the guests. As a result the guests see more, and also learn a great deal about flora, fauna, animal behaviour, and importantly conservation. The history of the Lewa Conservancy is explained in detail because of its importance to threatened species.

If you want to as a guest you can even go jogging with a Masai warrior, or take a camel ride, and something everyone should do, is to visit orphaned animals to see the Conservancy work at first hand

Guests can also go on Bush walks with a professional tracker, using a Game Blind, visiting lewa's ancient archaeological site, and also visiting a maasai cultural boma, where you will get an insight into their rich local traditions.

There are other excursions which cost extra including an air tour of Lewa Conservancy and Mt. Kenya, including trout fishing on a high altitude lake, and a five day walking tour of Lewa and the nearby Il Ngwesi.

Other excursions that can be arranged at an additional charge include: Guided tour by air of the Conservancy and Mt. Kenya with a stop for trout fishing in a high-altitude lake, and 5-Day walking safaris through Lewa and nearby Il Ngwesi

Whatever you do, don't miss Lewa Wilderness Trails on your Kenya Safari Holiday.