- Lodge type; Luxury Safari Lodge
- Location; Lewa Conservancy
- Lodge size; 5 Thatched Cottages
- Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
- World-famous Lewa Conservancy
- Views of snow-capped Mt. Kenya
- The scenery from the lodge is outstanding
- Lodges waterhole offers great wildlife sightings
- Game drives and safari walks
- Horse and camel riding options
- Black and White Rhino sightings
- Over 70 recorded mammal species
The exquisite Elewana Kifaru House, hidden deep inside the famed Lewa Conservancy (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), without question, Kenya's most successful wildlife conservancy to date. Located on a slight rise overlooking the plains and forests of the Lewa, all the way through to Mt. Kenya in the far distance. A truly romantic safari destination.
A small safari lodge with just five thatched cottages, Kifaru House, offers guests that private, intimate yet homely safari experience that many people dream of and should, in all honesty, be at the top of one's list of establishments when looking to visit this region of Kenya.
The Lewa Conservancy offers a wide variety of safari activities to view and experience over 70 recorded mammal species, including; the 'Big 5', cheetah and wild dog, to mention only but a few. Safari activities include; game drives, walking safaris, horse and camel riding, tribal village visits, day trips to Ngare Ndare forest, interacting with the anti-poaching sniffer dogs and guided visits to an archaeological site.
When we say Kifaru House and the Lewa Conservancy has it all, we mean it. One of the best safari destinations in Africa.
There are only five accommodation options: four king en-suite cottages and one family cottage with two en-suite bedrooms. A private and intimate affair awaits, the perfect safari option for a small group of friends, families, honeymooners and romantics alike.
The thatched cottages are large and luxurious and open up via glass doors to fantastic views across the Lewa Conservancy and beyond. King-sized beds draped with mosquito netting, a writing desk, a small lounge area and through large glass doors, an outdoor verandah.
The en-suite bathrooms offer up flushing toilets, twin washbasins, and large private showers open to the African skies, only one of the cottages has a Victorian-styled bath.
Cottage amenities include;
- 24hr power
- In-room charging facilities
- Wi-Fi Internet in the cottages
- Fully stocked minibar
- A music System
Elewana and her numerous lodges and camps spread throughout Tanzania and Kenya are renowned for excellent cuisine, and Kifaru House is certainly no different. One can expect the best in cuisine, ingredients, and meal variations no matter the time of day; meals are served in various dining locations around the lodge or the conservancy.
The central guest area at Elewana Kifaru House offers that typical classic safari lodge feel with thatched roofing, luxurious interiors and views that seem to stretch out well over the horizon and onto Mt. Kenya in the distance.
Indoors one will find a lounge area with a small library, a dining area with a large fireplace, and a bar area. Outdoors, a verandah with seating, a dining area, a magnificent heated swimming pool is all surrounded by perfectly manicured lawns.
The central guest area does offer WiFi for when one needs to catch up with the happenings of the outside world. Satellite television is available, handy for watching an upcoming important sporting event.
Located within walking distance of the lodge is a helipad, available to those who would prefer to fly in via a scenic helicopter trip.
When staying at Elewana Kifaru House, all safari activities are centred around exploring and experiencing all the famed Lewa Conservancy offers. Shared and private game drives showcase the surrounding plains, woodlands, and wetlands that are home to the 'Big 5', cheetah, wild dog, as well as Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, Beisa oryx, and gerenuk, to mention but a few.
Walking safari options are available for those who want and need to stretch their legs while getting a different perspective of the surrounding fauna and flora.
For birders, the birdlife is fantastic year-round.
Optional safari activities in the area include;
- Horse-riding (experienced riders only)
- Visits to Conservancy HQ
- Visit the Anti-Poaching Tracker Dogs
- Visits to community villages and schools
- Day trips to Ngare Ndare forest,
Kifaru House welcomes families with children of all ages with suitable accommodation options, children's menus, and children-friendly safari and cultural activities. A family cottage with two en-suite bedrooms is perfect for families with up to five members; all other cottages accommodate a maximum of three per room (two adults and one child).
Private safari vehicles are available should one require a more personal/ bespoke safari experience with one's family.
From US$ 810.00 pp
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in US Dollar
*Rates may vary according to season
Rates form part of a Kenya Safari itinerary
- All meals and drinks (excluding top shelf alcohol)
- Game drives
- Guided walking safari
- Transfers to and from designated airstrip
- Laundry, service charge
- All Flights
- Medical and travel insurance
- Champagne, exclusive cellar wines, cognacs and single malt whiskeys
- Park Fees
- Items of a personal nature
- Exclusive Use of Game-Drive Vehicle
- Mountain biking and cultural safari options
- All spa and wellness treatments