Rising to an altitude of 2,200 metres above the surrounding arid lowlands, the Mathew’s Mountains are one of the greatest stretches of Kenyan forest wilderness. This remote location provides the unique experience of exploring indigenous forest on foot, passing natural rock pools and mountain streams in complete privacy.
Stretching for 150 kilometres, the mountains are covered in 300km2 of ancient indigenous forest, interspersed with giant cedars and a rare species of ancient cycad, one of the oldest plant types on the planet, endemic to the Mathew’s forests. A stronghold for a vast array of flora and fauna, the mountains are home to over 200 bird species, 150 species of butterfly, the Melanistic leopard, lion, forest elephant, buffalo, the rare De Brazza monkey, Colobus monkey as well as the giant forest hog and the endangered African wild dog.
The Namunyak Conservancy, to the south of the Mathew’s Mountains covers 850,000 acres of Northern Kenyan wilderness. Home to the Samburu tribes people living in harmony with wildlife including elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and cheetah, the conservancy offers the unique experience to witness the Samburu ‘Singing Wells’ – an age old tradition of the Samburu bringing their livestock to water with a unique family song.