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Mathews Mountains

Horse riding through the majestic Mathews Mountains
Lewa Landscape, Sirikoi Camp Far reaching views across Samburu Sunset over Lake Naivasha Dhow on perfect azure seas Elephant in front of Mount Kilimanjaro Game drive in Meru Horse riding through the majestic Mathews Mountains Mara Dawn, Il Moran Camp Nairobi National Park Game drives in Chyulu Hills Tsavo landscape

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.

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● One of the great stretches of Kenyan forest wilderness

● Explore the remote forest in complete privacy on foot

● Experience the never photographed, centuries old Samburu ‘Singing Wells’

● Over 200 bird species and more than 150 species of butterflies

● Unique wildlife including Melanistic leopard, De Brazza monkey, forest elephant and the endangered African wild dog

● Home to the Samburu and Ndorobo people

● Visit the Reteti Elephant Orphanage

● Guided Bush Walks

● River Swimming

● Fly Camping

● Hiking

● Horse Riding

● Camel Trekking

● Reteti Elephant Orphanage Visits


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