Lewa Downs

Lewa Wildlife  conservancy  is an amazing idea of a small group of people who wanted to preserve and conserve Indigenous animals game in north Kenya. Started by Ian Craig, they have grown to 17 projects protecting wildlife in the Lewa Conservancy.  We stayed at Lewa  House one of the camps in Lewa Downs. Game sighting is plentiful. Right after landing, on the way to the camp, we saw a pair of white rhino. Specialties of  Lewa are reticulated giraffe, Grevey zebra, white rhino, black rhino, hippo, and  elephants, which we saw in abundance. We also saw Cheetah, we rode right into the middle of a large group of breeding elephants- yikes! We  visited a fabulous 5* camp recommended by Richard Boone of Ol Donyo Waus, called Sirokoi.  A really polished, glamourous amazing property. I have attached some pictures. I would happily go back there again. 
Lewa house was set on the plains under fever trees. Beautiful setting. During lunch we watched a spectacular display of the area birds, and a mongoose on the prowl – our first kill. Accommodations are more simple, but comfortable. Great for a more moderate budget. 

10 March, 2011 10:44

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Starting on our trail

We started our adventure in the city of Chennai(formerly Madras) in the Tamil Nadu State of Southern India. Our first visit was to an outdoor museum called Mahaballiporam. The stones and carvings ar hundreds of thousands of years old.