Also known as the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Lewa Downs is one of several ranches or conservancies that comprise the wider Laikipia Wildlife Conservancy.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this privately, owned scenic 65,000 acre (18,000 hectare) conservancy is located to the north of Mt. Kenya and to the
south of Samburu National Reserve.
As a rhino sanctuary, Lewa Downs’ wildlife is highlighted by both black and white rhino. However, there are several other species that can be seen, several
of which are specifically adapted; they include elephant, lion leopard, cheetah, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, buffalo, hartebeest, bushbuck,
gerenuk, Gunther’s dikdik, and Somali ostrich.
Activities offered at Lewa Downs include horseback riding, hiking, camel riding, day and night game drives in open vehicles, and a cultural visit to the
nearby Maasai tribal community of Il N’gwesi.