This conservation safari highlights Lewa Wildlife Conservancy specifically. The trip is designed for people who are interested in watching wildlife rather than just ticking them off a list. 

A majority of the trip will be spent on Lewa watching wildlife and learning about the work that Lewa does. The trip leader has a long-standing relationship with Lewa and supports the Conservancy on a yearly basis through the American Association of Zoo Keeper's Bowling for Rhinos. 

Trip size is limited to a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 13 persons to ensure a quality safari experience. 


Are you interested in a personalized safari? Our trip leader will work with tour operators in Kenya to design a unique and personalized experience based on your interests. Use the form on the "Personalized Safaris" page to start you on your dream trip.

There is no limit to the number of people on a personal safari. It can be a budget safari, a luxury safari or anywhere in-between. The only limit is your imagination and budget. 



Denise Wagner is the trip leader/organizer. She received her B.S. Zoology degree and is currently working with a conservation organization in Kenya. Denise was previously a zookeeper caring for orangutans and other primates. She has worked extensively in the zoo field, including educational and tour aspects. She has also worked with a variety of types of animals from birds and mammals to assorted reptiles. Denise is also an avid photographer specializing in wildlife. 

She first visited Lewa in 2007 and immediately fell in love with the Conservancy, the wildlife, and its people. She has returned to Lewa again every year since. It is this love of Lewa and Kenya that Denise hopes to share via these trips. 

As a trip leader/organizer, Denise is a volunteer, not a professional travel agent. It takes countless hours to coordinate and plan these trips, and she will do her best to help you with your travel itinerary. 


“I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up that I was not happy.”

Ernest Hemingway