However, wildlife is so prolific here, you don’t have to do anything at all – at night, many animals slept right in front of my tent.
Despite its size, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is home to just a handful of boutique camps, giving it an exclusive, intimate feel and ensuring it’s never crowded.
And after the exhilarating Kenya safari, early mornings, and late nights of retelling stories around the campfire, nothing is more rewarding than lying on a beach next to the crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean.
Take a few nights, or more, to unwind on Kenya's dazzling coast (think Zanzibar without the crowds).
In Kenya, of course, we offer more than superlative sundowners. This is our heartland, where A&K was born over half a century ago, and nobody understands the country like we do.
It's the core of our East Africa operation: a one stop shop offering seamless regional travel with 400 experienced staff, many of them multi-lingual - including superb guides with specialities from bird watchers to first-time safari-goers - 24-hour emergency contact, and the continent's best vehicle fleet.
During my stay, game drives and spine-tingling walking safaris – not allowed in Kenya’s national parks, but permitted here – provided fantastic wildlife-viewing.
I saw stalking leopards, countless plains game and trumpeting elephants.
And don't forget the bread; our chefs bake it fresh each day in traditional ground ovens.
You're under canvas but you're certainly not roughing it.
Owned by the Craig family, it was originally a cattle ranch.
However, having seen the devastating impact of big-game hunting, the Craigs decided to focus on conservation instead.
I raised my own pre-dinner tipple in a silent toast. Sirikoi is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful lodges in East Africa, and it sits within one of the region’s most exciting enclaves: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.