The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, also known as Lewa Downs, is a wildlife sanctuary incorporating the Ngare Ndare Forest. The Conservancy is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including the rare and endangered black rhino, Grevy’s Zebra and Sitatunga. It’s also home to the Big Five; Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo.
How To Get There
By Road: You can also get to Lewa by road. Only 4 hours drive from Nairobi, head out through the Thika road. Pass through Thika, Makuyu and Karatina. Turn right before Nyeri Town (about 16km before the town there are signs to Buffalo Springs and Samburu). Pass through Naro Moru, Nanyuki, and Timau. Approximately 15km after Timau is the Meru/Isiolo junction. Turn left at this junction heading towards Isiolo. Approx 3km further on at the bottom of the hill on the left-hand side is the main entrance to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.
By Air: Airstrips: The simplest way of reaching Lewa is by flying direct from Nairobi (Wilson Airport) with SafariLink or Air Kenya. There are daily scheduled flights to the Conservancy.
The Lewa airstrip also allows private or chartered planes to land & deliver guests. There are a few private charter companies you can contact in and around Nairobi
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