Lewa Downs, Kenya
Lewa Wilderness Lodge accommodates 16 guests in comfortable thatched cottages with en suite bathrooms. Located in the shadow of Mount Kenya, the lodge provides a comfortable base from which to explore one of Africa’s most extraordinary conservation success stories. Lewa Downs is a private 45,000-acre reserve, home to 26 black and 32 white rhinos, along with more than 300 Grevy's zebra (nearly 10 percent of Africa’s total population) and a variety of other species including lion, buffalo, elephant, giraffe, and the elusive sitatunga. Explore the ranch in safari vehicles by day or night, on horseback, by camel, or on guided safari walks. Since it is a private reserve, it is one of the few places where guests can enjoy night game drives, the only way to view nocturnal species such as serval cat. A highlight is the leopard blind, a great place to see these nocturnal hunting animals as the darkness sets in.