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CONSERVE

WITH

LEWA.

wildlife conservation.

Started in 1972, Lewa Wilderness lodge is an integral part of the history of Lewa Downs as it transformed from a farm into a not-for-profit wildlife conservancy that has gained an international reputation for extending the benefits of conservation beyond its borders.

The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy now boasts 62,000 acres of conserved land and the richness of wildlife here is astounding with over 70 different animal species and 350 bird species. By staying at Lewa Wilderness, guests are automatically supporting the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and all of the conservation and community development efforts.

"always leave room for wildlife."

| Alec Douglas, Will Craig’s grandfather |

endangered species.

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy provides a safe haven for a wide variety of wildlife, and is particularly famous for its rhino and Grevy zebra programs. The rhino program began in 1986 when the Craigs set aside 5,000 acres of land to set up the Ngare Sergoi Rhino Sanctuary. The rhinos prospered and in 1995, the Craig family turned the entire ranch into a conservancy..

Endangered Black Rhino Baby Lewa Conservancy

the rhino.

Lewa Conservancy continues to run one of the most successful rhino protection programs in Africa. The survival of this iconic species rests on long-term solutions that involve local people, securing its habitat and reducing demand for its horn.

169

BLACK & WHITE RHINO ON LEWA

12%

OF KENYA'S BLACK RHINO POPULATION

the grevy's zebra.

A unique species of zebra, wherein the late 1970s, over 15,000 roamed the wild. Hunting and poaching has drastically reduced the population over the years.

12%

OF THE GLOBAL POPULATION LIVE ON LEWA

2,350

LIVE IN KENYA
(90% OF THE GLOBAL POPULATION)

Endangered Grevy's Zebra on Lewa Conservancy
Elephant on Lewa Conservancy

the elephant.

About half of Africa’s 1.3 million elephants were wiped out, between the 1970s to the 1980s, due to the rapidly expanding ivory trade. Dedicated conservation areas plus extensive protection measures are in place on the conservancy to preserve elephant populations.

400

MIGRATORY ELEPHANT LIVE ON LEWA

32%

DECREASE IN ILLEGAL ELEPHANT KILLING

community and education.

The success of the Conservancy is very much due to the Lewa family understanding that wildlife conservation cannot succeed without support from neighbouring communities. There are a number of initiatives such as micro-credit schemes, water projects, and education and healthcare projects that the LWC is involved with to aid community development.


The Lewa team have always recognized that the future of Kenya’s wildlife lies with the next generation. They have been instrumental in setting up the Lewa Education Programme (LEP) to help local children get a good education and teach them the importance of the wildlife. Today, the LEP sponsors 18 schools with a total population of 6000 students. A visit to a school can be arranged during your stay.


Lewa Wilderenss offer internships from the Lewa Education Program for these kids to come in a learn about the Tourism industry. We have trained many people from our community who have gone on to get wonderful jobs in the Tourism industry around Kenya which we are very proud of.

"Whilst leaving room for the wildlife and preserving the environment, we must engage with communities and provide opportunity."

| Will Craig |

conservation snapshot.

The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is a model and catalyst for the conservation of wildlife and habitat, achieving their goals through a few core areas of action. Anti-poaching and protection of species, initiation and support of community conservation programmes, and education of neighboring areas about the value of wildlife.

For over 30 years, their dedicated practices have resulted in thriving black rhino habitat and population, which in turn has created a robust ecosystem for a multitude of species including the endangered Grevy’s zebra, elephant, lion, cheetah, giraffe and more.

14%

OF KENYA'S RHINO POPULATION

0

RHINO POACHING INCIDENTS SINCE 2013

1,200

ELEPHANT UNDERPASS CROSSINGS

12

LION CUBS BORN IN 2016

|text + figures adapted from the Lewa.org website|

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we’d love to welcome you to our family home. spacious accommodation, delicious farm-to-table food for all tastes, and incredible activities beyond just the game drive. 

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