Elewana Kifaru House

A visit to Elewana Kifaru House is to plunge into the timeless tranquillity of Africa. Located within the world-famous Lewa Conservancy, home to East Africa’s healthiest black and white rhino populations, this bijou property appropriately takes its name from the Swahili word for rhino.


  • GAME DRIVES -  The current fleet of game drive vehicles at Elewana Kifaru House are 4×4 open-sided Land Rovers. They are custom-designed for comfort, optimum game viewing and photography. With open sides, the three rows of seats are equipped with camera stands and charging sockets.

    Game drives are shared by guests, but exclusive use of a game drive vehicle can be arranged at an extra charge.

    There are strict limits on the number of tourists allowed in the Conservancy at one time, which allows guests to enjoy an almost private game viewing experience. Within the protected area the wildlife is abundant and game viewing is outstanding. With one of the biggest rhino populations in Kenya, the Big 5, the rare Grevy’s zebra and plentiful sightings of lion, cheetah and all the plains game set against the magnificent backdrop of snow-capped Mt. Kenya, a game drive from Kifaru House is one of the most spectacular in Kenya.

  • GUIDED WALKS - For the more adventurous, exploring the Conservancy’s diversity on foot is also an option. Accompanied by trained Samburu rangers with a sweeping knowledge of the local flora and fauna, tracks, micro-ecosystems, history and culture of the area, as well as hands-on knowledge of rhino conservation, a bushwalk from Kifaro House is an informative as well as an exhilarating experience.
  • NGARE NDARE FOREST -  Another chance to leave the car behind is to visit Ngare Ndare Forest Conservancy for the day. Located south of Lewa guests can experience the rich diversity of this beautiful montane forest at eye-level with the monkeys and dozens of bird species high up on the Canopy Walk. Guests will have a sumptuous picnic by the river where they can relax and play. There are usually elephants in the forest, so guests will be escorted by a Lewa Guide.

    There is an extra cost to visit Ngare Ndare Forest only to cover the separate Conservation Fee.

  • HORSE OR CAMEL RIDING -  And for those who like to expend less energy and enjoy a loftier view getting closer to the game, horseback or camel walks are also available.

    Elewana Kifaru House offers evening horse rides where guests can get up close to the plains game as they graze, indifferent and untroubled by the presence of other four-legged creatures. Although Kifaru horses are well-schooled and completely at home in the bush, riding is for experienced riders only and subject to availability. There is an additional charge and riders will be requested to fill out a questionnaire to ascertain their competency.

    Elewana Kifaru House also offers evening camel rides for those without riding skills. Led by experienced Samburu handlers, camel riders can enjoy a scenic walk through the wilderness and experience the gentle, rolling pace of traditional Samburu transport.

    Camel riding is subject to availability and there is an additional charge.

  • SWIMMING POOL - Elewana Kifaru House guests can relax by the picturesque, infinity swimming pool that looks out over the vast grasslands below teeming with wildlife and the spectacular snow-capped Mount Kenya. Sunbeds and a shaded lounge area make it a perfect place to read and relax during the day.
  • BUSH BREAKFASTS & SUNDOWNERS - Few places have such dramatic sunrises as Africa. From Kifaru House guests can watch the splendid dawn break and enjoy a hearty breakfast al fresco, in the middle of the plains, surrounded by wildlife. Feel part of the wilderness with the spectacular views, the scents, the colours and the pageant of wildlife all around.
     “Sundowners” are a safari tradition – after a day in the wilderness stop and watch the huge red equatorial sun sink below the horizon and savour the moments with a gin and tonic or glass of champagne.
  • CULTURAL VILLAGE VISITS - Lewa Wildlife Conservancy borders the Samburu communities of Tassia and Il Ngwesi in the arid lowlands of the north, and many of the Conservancy and Lodge staff are recruited from this area. Elewana Kifaru House offers visits to neighbouring local Samburu homesteads (manyattas). For an additional fee, the Samburu families will be delighted to show you around their traditional homes, built by the women from cattle dung and grass, and share their way of life with you and sell their traditional handicrafts.
  • CONSERVANCY VISITS - For a small donation to the Lewa Education Programme guests can visit the local schools during term time. They can also have a tour of
    the Conservancy offices and participate in Conservation work such as the training of the anti-poaching tracker dogs.
  • HONEYMOONS -  The wilderness, the luxury and the closeness with nature make a safari with Elewana the most romantic of holidays. Watching the crimson sunrise over a landscape unchanged since the beginning of time, driving amongst the wild game, watching the sun sink on the equator at sundown, indulging in romantic al fresco dining under the immense African skies drowning in stars. It has to be shared. And who better to share it with than the love of your life?

    The beautiful setting at Elewana Kifaru House is ideal for that very special romantic holiday and we often have special offers and upgrades for honeymooners.

  • WEDDINGS -  In the magical, private grounds of Elewana Kifaru House we have hosted many beautiful weddings, blessings and renewals of vows for our guests. From small simple ceremonies involving merely a glass of Champagne at the end of a game drive, to elaborate three-day events. Options include legal marriages conducted by the local commissioner or religious minister, or a Blessing by the chief of the local tribal community.

    Whatever your preference, Kifaru House will create an unforgettable occasion and memories that you can cherish forever.

Accommodation and Destinations

Days 1 - 3

Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch


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Fast Facts

3 Days / 2 Nights

Group Size: TBA

Reference Number: BS/CWT/2023


Resident starting from; KES 47,500 per person sharing per night  FB
Resident starting from; KES 71,000 Per Single room per night FB


Non-Resident starting from; USD 485 per person sharing per night  FB

Non-Resident starting from; USD 725 Per Single room per night FB


Return Flights on Safari link.

Wilson Airport - Lewa - Wilson Airport

Resident starting from; KES 39,300 per person / Non Resident starting from. USD395(Subject to change)


  • Full Board Accommodation
  • All meals, water
  • Tea and coffee (other drinks are excluded.
  • Shared and scheduled game drives
  • Guided walking safari
  • Bush breakfast
  • Transfers to and from our designated airstrips
  • Service charge and VAT.


  • Conservancy  Fees
  • Flights
  •  Drinks, Laundry, transfers other than to/from nearest airstrip. (To include drinks in your quotation, please add the Drinks Supplement: Ksh. 4000 per person per night excluding champagne, private cellar wines and spirits),
  • Exclusive use of Vehicle
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Anything Else not mentioned in the includes

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