Our Story

As a family run business we take great pride in what we are offering and do our best to create a unique camping experience.

The Makers of Kaya Lodge: Matt & Julie

Matt has lived in Suffolk, on the farm (he was born in the farmhouse), for almost all of his life. Only leaving for a few years, to travel and settle briefly in Hertfordshire, before returning to run the family business with his brother. He can often be seen doing odd jobs and maintenance around the grounds of Lewis Farm.

I, Julie, was born and raised in South Africa, having moved to the UK in my mid-twenties. A huge part of my upbringing involved the ‘African bush’. I am privileged to have spent most of my childhood holidays on the family game farm and it was these memories that created the inspiration to do what we are doing. My beautiful grandmother also wrote a book of short stories of her experiences, a copy of which can be found in the tent.

Combining our unique life experiences, Matt’s deep rooted love for rural Suffolk and mine for the African bush, we put our heads together and ..…. Kaya Lodge was born!

We are passionate about our vision of creating a little piece of heaven where guests can come, take a breather, and immerse themselves in a few peaceful days away from busy schedules.

We hope you love Kaya Lodge as much as we do