Lewa Wilderness Trails Camp
Lewa Downs, Kenya
At the foot of Mt. Kenya, near Samburu, lies 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 over 300 Grevys zebras (nearly 10% of Africa’s total population) and a variety of other species including lion, buffalo, elephant, giraffe, and the elusive sitatunga. You can explore the ranch in safari vehicles by day or night, on horse, on camel back, or even on foot. Since it is a private reserve, it is one of the few places for night game drives, the only way to view nocturnal species such as serval cat. Lewa Wilderness Trails Camp accommodates 16 guests in comfortable thatched cottages with en-suite bathrooms. A highlight is the leopard blind, a great place to see animals as the dark sets in.