Flyfishing, horseback-riding, cattle wrangling. All the things that hearty early settlers did, but with fresh linens and perfectly prepared food.
Working Ranches: Borana Ranch & Safari Lodge, Laikipia, Kenya
An expansive cattle ranch, the upscale Borana has eight family-friendly cottages. Look for views of snowcapped Mount Kenya and elephants bathing in a nearby lake. Guests can accompany the manager on his daily rounds to see lions outside the cattle bomas (corrals) and explore the far reaches of the property.
Borana Ranch & Safari Lodge, Samangua Valley, Laikipia, Kenya. 254/20-211-5453, borana.co.ke. From $560 per person. Photo courtesy of Borana Ranch. This appeared in the January/February 2011 issue. See more working ranches.http://www.borana.co.ke/