Heralded as a ‘biological bonanza’ by the BBC News, this glorious patch of montane rainforest has flourished within a mini-eco-system.
By day guests explore forest trails and crystal clear mountain streams, and local Samburu guides share their knowledge of the abundant hardwood trees, cycads, orchids, birds and butterflies. At night the atmosphere is magical, when the glade is lit for guests to watch the cautious trail of nocturnal visitors Melanistic (black-coated) leopard, elephant, bushbuck, and buffalo coming to drink and hunt by the river.
Kitich is a wonderfully remote, private camp in a forest glade on the upper slopes of the Mathews Mountains. With only 6 tents spaced out under a dense tree canopy, overlooking the Ngeng River, this camp is a low-key classic, offering oldfashioned safari comforts: soft fresh linen, comfortable double beds, iced drinks and gracious dining.
The Mathews Range… rises from the arid brown plains of northern Kenya like a green tropical island