The Spectacular Kenya Safari to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
Are you intending on making a Kenya safari? Lewa conservancy is one place you shouldn’t miss on your Kenya tour. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is found in Kenya which is located in the eastern region of the African continent along geographical co-ordinates of 0.02254oN 37.4409oE. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is located in central Kenya, Meru County, south of Isiolo town and its bordered by Leparau community conservancy in the north, II Ngwesi Community Trust in the northwest, Borana Wildlife Conservancy in the west, Ngare Ndare forest in the south and the A2 road in the east.
During your safari Kenya to Lewa conservancy, you will be in position to learn more about the history of this great wilderness which can be traced back to the Craig and Douglas family which came to the plains of Lewa in 1922 and carried out cattle ranching on these lands. The Craig family valued the wildlife bio diversity that existed here and worked in harmony alongside these animals that also called these plains their home as well. The Lewa area was an area with numerous black rhinos but due to poaching the numbers for these animals had greatly reduced to a bare minimum. The Craig family and Mrs Anna Merz in 1983 decided to establish a fence along the boundaries of western end of Lewa downs hence creating a wildlife sanctuary for the animals that existed here. The new sanctuary was further stocked with more rhinos from various parts of Kenya and after a few years here these rhinos formed relations and started breeding hence growing their population in the reserve. 10 years later, the rhino population grew and it necessitated the proprietors to expand the sanctuary hence they extended the boundaries to cover the southern Ngare Ndare forest. Although the boundaries were enclosed with a fence, migratory routes were left in some parts to allow free migration of animals between the Lewa and the neighbouring conservation areas. As of today, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy holds about 13% of all the rhinos in Kenya totalling to about 138 of both black and white rhinos. The Craig family handed over the management of the reserve to a nonprofit organization that runs its activities up to today.
The birthplace of a royal fairy tale romance
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy holds sentimental values to the British and all well-wishers of the British royal family as it was right on these plains that Prince William 2nd in line to the throne proposed to the then his girlfriend Kate Middleton on the 19th October 2010.
Just like many other Kenya safari wildlife parks like the famous Masai Mara National Reserve, Tsavo West National Park and Tsavo East National Park and Lake Nakuru National Park. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is home to a myriad of the wild game besides rhinos and these include Africa’s big five ie lions, leopards, elephants, cape buffaloes and of course the rhinos, other animals that roam these plains include the reticulated giraffes, cheetahs, hippos, Sitatungas, African wild dogs, Grevy’s zebras. Lewa wildlife conservancy boosts of about 350 bird species and these include eastern chanting goshawk, grey crown cranes, secretary birds, Somali ostrich, northern anteater chat, amethyst sunbird, blue cheeked bee-eater. Because east Africa savannah plains extend to almost all the east African countries of Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda, many of the attractions found in these Kenya safari parks can be found in the wildlife parks in neighbouring countries Uganda Tanzania and Uganda. A Uganda safari to wildlife parks of Lake Mburo National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park and Kidepo Valley National Park gives you an encounter with similar wild mammals as those in Kenya. What makes a safari Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park unique is the fact this tour Uganda to these 2 comes with a classic boat cruise on the Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth Park and to the bottom of the Murchison falls in Murchison Falls National Park.
- 1 day Amboseli
- 1 day Nairobi
- 2 days Amboseli safari tour
- 2 days Masai Mara
- 4 days Masai Mara & lake Nakuru wildlife safari
- 3 Days Kenya Safari in Tsavo East & Tsavo West National Parks
- 5 Days Nakuru Naivasha & Mara Wildlife Safari
Long Kenya safaris
- 6 days Kenya wildlife safari to Maasai Mara, Nakuru, Amboseli
- 6 days Masai Mara Nakuru & Samburu
- 12 days Mara Nakuru Aberdare and Tsavo west
Kenya & Tanzania
- 6 days Kenya & Tanzania wildlife tour
- 10 days Kenya & Tanzania safari
- 13 days Kenya & Tanzania wildlife safari
Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania
- 9 days Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania Gorilla & Big 5
- 18 days Uganda Kenya & Tanzania gorilla safari
- 16 days Kenya Tanzania wildlife gorilla & beach Zanzibar
- 13 days gorilla chimps & wildlife.