Lewa Downs Wildlife Conservancy – review – Ideal for Kenya honeymoon
Location: 65 kilometers North of Nanyuki
This photo of Lewa Safari Camp is courtesy of TripAdvisor
Atmosphere: serene and natural
Rhino Sanctuary from a converted cattle ranch!
The Craig family first came to Lewa Downs in 1922, and managed it as a cattle ranch for over 50 years. The Craig’s — who started the program — decided to establish the fenced Ngare Sergoi Rhino Sanctuary at the western end of Lewa Downs. The rhino sanctuary was partly stocked with animals from other reserves.
Wildlife sanctuary, makes an ideal for Kenya tours and safaris
The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (also known as Lewa Downs) is found in northern Kenya. It was formed in 1995 and it is now the headquarters for a non-profit wildlife Conservancy. Given that this wildlife sanctuary covers over 62,000 acres (250 km2), it is a must see for all Kenya tours and safaris.
Endangered species and the Big Five!
The Lewa Conservancy contains a wide variety of wildlife including endangered black rhino, Grevy’s zebra and sitatunga. It also includes the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and African buffalo). Lewa holds well over 12% of Kenya’s black rhino population and also the largest single population of Grevy’s zebras in the world (approximately 350 individuals). Lewa is also home to over 350 species of bird and 70 mammal species, including the Big Five.
Unforgettable Adventure Kenya Safari!
A visit to the Lewa Conservancy provides extraordinary game viewing, with a high wildlife density including Africa’s big five (leopard, lion, elephant, buffalo and rhinoceros). By directing the benefits of its success to helping their neighbors, Lewa has helped to relieve poverty and create much interest among communities for wildlife conservation, as well of course, a great adventure Kenya safari
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