Kitich Camp

Mathews Forest
Kitich Camp is a truly remote and private location in a stunning forest glade on the upper slopes of the Mathews Mountains (also known as the Lenkiyio Hills). The forest of the Mathews Mountains covers about 222,000 acres, and the astounding peaks rise 6,000 feet from the surrounding lowlands of 2,500 feet. A refuge for elephant, and of course natural habitat for melanistic “black-coated” forest leopard, the forest is not only home to a huge diversity of wildlife, which include rare monkeys, buffalo, lion, bushbuck, giant forest hog, wild dog, zebra; but is also full of those magical things that are best observed on foot – over 150 species of butterfly, over 350 species of birds, wild forest orchids and the endemic giant cycad. At night, the atmosphere is magical. From the cozy lounge overlooking the floodlit open river glade you can watch elephant, buffalo, bushbuck and occasionally leopard emerge from the forest to drink from the river or dig for natural salts. The camp, of just six safari tents, nestles in a verdant grove of fig trees, indigenous flowering shrubs and prehistoric cycad palms, on the bank of the Ngeng River. Each tent overlooks the lush
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gorge of the Ngeng River, and consists of a cozy main bedroom with en-suite bathroom. With just six tents situated under a dense tree canopy, overlooking the stunning Ngeng River, this camp is a low-key classic. At Kitich, you get old fashioned safari comforts, including soft and fresh linen, comfortable double beds, iced drinks and gracious dining – all in a wonderfully peaceful setting.
 
Kitich Camp avoids traditional game drives, instead encouraging you to explore these wild environs on foot, guided by local guides. Swim in natural rock pools formed by crystal clear mountain streams, learn traditional ways of tracking wildlife, and unwind by a cozy log fire in the evenings with nothing but the sights and sounds of this pure wilderness.
 
AT A GLANCE
  • 6 classic safari tents with en-suite traditional bathrooms
  • Explore the dewy forest on foot with experienced Samburu guides
  • Close sightings of the indigenous elephant, buffalo, bushbuck, lion and leopard
  • Swimming in cool, clear river pools
  • Campfire under-the-stars overlooking the Ngeneg River glade
  • Cultural immersion with local Samburu people
  • All Inclusive: 3 meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beer, safari activities, laundry
  • Wi-Fi internet access in guest areas
  • Electricity: Runs on solar power
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
  • 2016 – SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL INTERNATIONAL ‘SILVER INTERNATIONAL ECO-RATING CERTIFICATION'
  • 2016 – ECOTOURISM KENYA ‘GOLD ECO-RATING CERTIFICATION'
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