Daily game drives in comfortable open sided vehicles — and skilled guides — will get you in amongst the wildlife to get those all-important shots. The four-wheel drive cars do what they are meant to and getting off the beaten track to see that cheetah kill is part of the experience of witnessing nature in tooth and claw. Keeping quiet and still when close to wildlife will give you the best experience and fleece blankets will keep you warm on chilly mornings.

You don’t have to be an expert but go for a horse-ride if you want to imagine life as a zebra out on the plains. Our horses have been trained to allow inexperienced riders to get on the hoof. An experienced guide will lead the ride and deepen the experience of your encounters. Being on horseback means that wildlife doesn’t recognize you as human and you’ll travel through the plains as if wearing an invisible cloak. Gear up with goggles and a leather jacket and take to the skies in a yellow bi-plane. Jump into a helicopter from the lawn and go fishing up the mountain. The bi-plane will give you an unforgettable aerial experience. This flight will take you over the inaccessible cliffs and valleys of Lewa.

Being on foot brings you on intimate terms with this ancient land. From a few hours to a full day, immerse yourself in the wilderness with a walking safari that opens up the more inaccessible valleys to the north and allows you to feel your true place in the landscape. Experience the sights, smells and sounds of the African bush and be introduced to bushcraft that enables people to live here. You might even enjoy a game of mbau on an ancient board carved into rock.