Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya.

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya.

Recently I have been fortunate to do two photo trips to the Lewa and Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancies which are private reserves on the lower slopes of Mount Kenya.

Although they don’t offer the spectacular photographic opportunities of some other reserves in Kenya both are wonderfully scenic with Mt Kenya as a constant backdrop to the idyllic fever trees and wide open plains. Best of all they are “far from the madding crowds” of Amboseli and Maasai Mara, so it is still possible to have something approaching a wilderness experience.