One of East Africa’s
leading luxury safari accommodation providers, the Elewana
Collection has added Kifaru House in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to
Previously, Kifaru House was only available for group bookings on an exclusive
basis, however it is now possible to book
rooms on an individual basis in line with the other Elewana
Kifaru House, which takes its name
from the Swahili word for rhino, is located on a
majestic escarpment with impressive views of the surrounding Lewa
/ Borana Wildlife Conservancy, home to East Africa’s healthiest
rhino population totalling 66 black and 62 white rhinos.
Retaining a feeling of exclusivity, Elewana
Kifaru House is made up of five individual spacious bandas
(private huts) complete with opulent four poster beds and generous
Each banda offers views of the
plains below. The first banda has two bedrooms, one double and one
twin, each ensuite, making it ideal for a family stay.
Of the four
further bandas, each with one bedroom, there is one with a
beautiful Victorian style bath and an outdoor shower, surrounded
by thatch for privacy but open at the top to enjoy the sky above,
perfect for honeymooners.
Guests can convene in the homely main house and
relax with a fully-stocked bar and two large fireplaces, or enjoy
sundowners and dinner under the stars on the terrace.
Built mainly from materials sourced locally,
great care has been taken to reflect the style, character and
lifestyle of the Kenyan highlands.
Activities include day and night game drives,
bush walks, cultural tours to a local village and archaeological
site. There is also a heated swimming pool which affords
views across the surrounding plains, teeming with
wildlife and reaching out to Mount Kenya.
Elewana Kifaru House has been built to have a
minimal environmental impact and conservation and preserving the
environment is a top priority. Solar panels are used to generate
electricity and heat water, whilst waste water is recycled to
irrigate the landscape including a lovingly tendered organic
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is heralded as one of
the beacons of wildlife conservation, not only in East Africa but
globally. Through the protection and management of species, the
initiation and support of community conservation and development
programmes, and the education of neighbouring areas in the value
of wildlife, Lewa has reversed a critical decline in rhino in the
region, as well as many other endangered species.
living on its boundaries, Lewa offers improved livelihoods with
its adult education and women’s micro-credit programmes,
community-managed water projects, and access to health care at its
four health clinics. For thousands of children in local schools,
Lewa has opened the doors to a future with more choices than the
generations before them. Guests at Elewana Kifaru House are
welcome to visit the beating heart of the Conservancy, the
state-of-the-art Joint Operations Centre and meet the tracker dog
team that provides anti-poaching support across Northern Kenya.
James Haigh, Director of Sales and Marketing for
the Elewana Collection, said, “We are delighted to have been
selected by the critically important Lewa / Borana Wildlife
Conservancy to manage Kifaru House in addition to the Elewana Lewa
Safari Camp. These two properties are fully owned by the
Conservancy, all profits and conservancy fees generated by the
camps are re invested directly into their conservation and
community efforts – we are proud to have forged such a strong
working relationship the Conservancy and to be able to contribute
to their wonderful work.”
Rooms at Elewana Kifaru House start at US$615
per person per night sharing a twin/double accommodation,
including full board, soft drinks, beer, house wines and selected
spirits, safari activities including day and night game drives,
guided bush walks, airstrip transfers, laundry and all statutory
The Elewana Collection now comprises 16
luxurious camps, lodges and boutique beach hotels in
Tanzania, Zanzibar and Kenya.
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