Activities and Attractions
at Kifaru House
We come to Kifaru for its superb game viewing, of course. Game drives led by our Micato Safari Director take us down from the House’s hilltop, into a wonderful medley of landscapes: highland forests, spring-fed copses, classic acacia-dotted grasslands. The air is lively with 440 bird species, all the Big Five are in residence, elegantly designed zebras flow on the landscape, and Lewa’s rhinos roam dinosaurically.
Activities at Kifaru House aren’t limited to classic game drives, of course. Well-guided evening horsebacking is a lovely way to appreciate Lewa’s landscapes and animals, as are Maasai-led camel treks in the rolling hills (a sight you’ll never forget: a stoic camel calmly chomping down on knife-sharp thorns, as if the spiky bush were a parfait). And a Canopy Walk in the Ngare Ndare Forest Conservancy—followed by a grandly arranged picnic—gives us an eye-level view of a very African montane forest, with monkeys and dozens of bird species untroubled by our presence.
The Lewa Conservancy wouldn’t exist without the enthusiastic engagement of the local Maasai people, who benefit from the conservancy’s Community Development Programme, which offers healthcare, micro-financing, water projects, and supports a number of local schools. Micato guests enjoy school visits, and some have spent part of their safari time volunteering at one of the conservancy’s programmes—a great way to expand and enrich the safari experience.