Getting to Lewa is simple! There are two options from Nairobi:
Commercial Flights: There are daily direct flights to Lewa Downs from Wilson Airport in Nairobi, offered by SafariLink or Air Kenya. As part of its ongoing corporate social responsibility programme, Safarilink donates $5 to Lewa for every passenger that flies into or out of the Conservancy. So every time you fly Safarilink, you are making a contribution to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy!
Drive: Only four 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.
Please note: Not all vehicles are permitted within the Conservancy, so you may need to ask your accommodation provider to meet you at the Lewa gates, unless you’re visiting Lewa to attend the Safaricom Marathon.