On arrival, guests are immediately struck by the peace and tranquility of the grounds – a lush oasis teeming with colourful bougainvillea. The vast array of birdlife in the gardens could keep you entertained for hours on end, so much so that you might never want to leave!
From the gardens we come upon the heart of Lewa Wilderenss. The sitting room is filled with an extensive library of books for all readers and is where afternoon tea & coffee are served. Walking out onto the verandah, an open air room for guests to enjoy throughout the day, where you’ll find wifi should you wish to stay connected with the outside world during your stay.
Leave the verandah and descend down the stairs, turning right to find the deck and sitting room, enjoyed by guests first thing in the morning and for both pre- and post-dinner gatherings. Get some sun (or stargaze!) and take in the surrounding views from our expansive deck. After a long day, retire to the cozy sitting room with a cool drink in front of the log fire, reminiscing with other guests about the day’s sights.
Opposite from the deck is the open air dining room, which enjoys fabulous views of the hillside, providing game viewing opportunities whilst tucking into a delicious breakfast and lunch. At night, guests usually gather around the long dining table to have a seated and served dinner listening to the sounds of the African night. In response to COVID-19, we have set up individual tables throughout the dining room and expansive sitting room deck, to ensure proper distancing measures. We are happy to set private dinners either in your cottage, on the pool deck, or out in the bush on request as well. There is no shortage of breathtaking places to enjoy the fresh and delicious food served here at Lewa Wilderness!
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Lewa Wilderness has its own small farm, originally started by Will Craig’s mother, Delia. Every meal at the lodge includes fresh organic produce from the large vegetable garden. We also get our eggs, milk and goats cheese from the farm which guests are welcome to visit. Watch the cows and goats being milked, then take a walk around the gardens, perhaps tasting a ripe strawberry or two along the way! Lewa Wilderness can cater for an array of dietary needs and requests, from freshly baked gluten free bread to homemade almond milk.
Both breakfast and lunch are served casually, where guests can pick what they’re craving from a full spread of fresh and delicious options. Dinner is presented more formally, serving guests three set courses amongst a roaring fire and star-filled sky, for a meal that will delight all the senses.
Special meals can easily be arranged. Bush breakfasts set remotely amidst the plains are reached after a morning horseback ride or game drive. Lunches at Lewa Wilderness’ own organic farm under the shade of trees after a tour of the impressive vegetable and fruit gardens. Guests can also request private dinners at their cottage, allowing couples a romantic candlelit meal and families with younger children an earlier bedtime.
Cool off after lunch in our stunning salt water infinity pool. It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind, read a book, sunbathe, and see what wildlife you can spot. For those of you that like to keep fit, our bush gym comes complete with incredible views, a dedicated yoga deck and all the gym kit you will need. There is also a tennis court and table tennis to keep you entertained!
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plus the activities and amenities on offer, beyond our incredible game drives.