LEWA Wildlife Conservancy
LEWA Wildlife Conservancy is an award-winning catalyst and model for community conservation known for its 61,000 acre refuge for rhino and elephant protection in Northern Kenya–one of the largest conservancies in all of Africa. LEWA pioneered the unique model of sharing limited resources and improving life for both people and wildlife.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, LEWA hosts five tourist lodges housed on the expansive grounds of the refuge which offers guest some of the best and unique experiences to view wildlife. All of the profits from tourism are invested directly back into LEWA’s programs.
LEWA’s mission is to serve as a ‘catalyst for conservation.’ The organization manages and supports health care, education, sustainable agriculture, grazing and forestry initiatives, women’s micro-credit program, and sustainable water usage initiatives in addition to the employment of more than 300 employees in Kenya. More than 60,000 people in LEWA’s surrounding areas are positively affected by the organizations work.