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Episode 12

Published on:

27th May 2020

Lewa House & Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya - Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our talk with Calum and Sophie from Lewa House in northern Kenya. In this episode we look at their safaris operations. They offer a wide range of safari activities and we discuss these and how Lewa House fits into a safari itinerary, either at the beginning of a safari in Kenya or at the end.

However, this episode's our main focus is on Lewa as a Wildlife Conservancy, protecting endangered black rhinos and Grevy’s zebras, among the other wildlife.

Welcome to the Wildlife & Wilderness Travel & Safaris show, the world’s first podcast on sustainable tourism and wildlife safaris worldwide. This show’s for everyone interested in travel in the natural world, eco-tourism, conservation and adventures in our planet’s wild places.

I’m your host, Dr. Steve Banner, biologist and Director of the travel company, Wildlife & Wilderness, providing outstanding holiday experiences to thousands of clients for almost 25 years. If you are planning a safari or want to get in touch then drop us an email to or visit our website at

We pick up the story in this podcast episode with the history of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, how it came about to protect the black rhinos of Kenya. David Attenborough is also mentioned as he stayed on Lewa when the BBC were filming 'Africa' and he was required to be seen in different habitats.

We also discover the research that is ongoing on Lewa conservancy and new findings on different animal and plant species. That leads us on to learning about animal movements, so over large distances through wildlife corridors from Samburu in the north to Mt. Kenya.

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is IUCN Green listed which is awarded to wildlife areas that are managed exceptionally well. It has also been awarded a UN Biosphere protection award.

We also discuss the future of safaris and wildlife in Kenya and the future looks very bright with the intention to expand further wildlife corridors and for there to be more low impact tourism. This is perhaps the time to adjust tourism for the future and this is recognised by the Kenya government. The future for Kenya safaris and in particular for Lewa House and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy looks very bright.

I thoroughly enjoyed talking with both Sophie and Calum from Lewa House and again it has been a truly informative experience across many aspects of safaris and conservation initiatives. A theme we aim to continue with interviews from around the world.

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Wildlife & Wilderness Travel & Safaris
Everything travel in the natural world
This show's for everyone interested in wildlife travel, safaris, eco-tourism and adventures in the wild world. I'm Dr. Steve Banner, your guide through these podcasts and a biologist who has almost 25 years experience as Director of">Wildlife & Wilderness; a specialist tour operator that designs tailor made travel and expert-led tours.

With this 'insider' knowledge and strong associations with experts all over the world, these podcasts will be mixing interviews, monthly roundups and ambient sound field recordings. The wildlife sightings and happenings will come direct from our travel partners that reside in just some of the natural world's special destinations. The field recordings, sometimes in the form of microcasts, will transport you out to some incredible places on our planet. At times we'll be out on location too as we research holidays.

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Steve Banner

Hi, I'm a biologist with a life-long interest in nature and the natural world. I've also adventured around the world and am a volunteer with a Mountain Rescue team in the UK. Through my travel company, Wildlife & Wilderness, I have contact with many tourism professionals, experts around the world, that help us design great tailor made holidays and expert-led tours. Some of these fascinating people will feature throughout these podcasts.