This is an exceptional luxury safari camp nestled into the Mathews Mountains in Kenya
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Mathew's Forest, Kenya
Kitich Safari Camp
- An authentic 'bush camp' that offers a private forest wildlife experience
- Walk with experienced Samburu warriors in 900km² of private, untouched mountain wilderness
- Enjoy swimming with nature
Facilities includeNatural swimming pool Cosy lounge WI-FI
- Game Drives
- Night Drives
- River Swimming
- Forest Walks and Tracking
- Bush Picnics & Sundowners
- Visits to Local Samburu Families
Seasons in Kenya
About Kitich Safari Camp
The Mathews Mountain Range rise up out of the desert; a chain of peaks covered in dense dewy forest. Within this lush indigenous forest, Kitich Camp is an idyllic hideaway and an authentic ‘bush camp’, offering its guests a private and unique forest wildlife experience in Africa. The camp nestles in a verdant grove of fig trees, indigenous flowering shrubs and prehistoric cycad palms, on the bank of the Ngeng River.
Built from local materials, everything about Kitich Camp has been left as natural as possible, to guarantee that it blends in perfectly with its surrounding environment. With only six guest tents, one can expect complete privacy. Each en-suite tent is traditionally safari-style, with an al-fresco stone bathroom. Kitich Camp’s cosy lounge overlooks the floodlit river glade – from here guests can enjoy watching elephant, buffalo and bush buck emerge from the forest at dusk.
Taking advantage of the pristine wilderness, Kitich Camp avoids traditional game drives, instead encouraging guests 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 while being guided by local warriors along dense forest paths, unwind by a cosy log fire on chilly evenings with nothing but the sights and sounds of this pure wilderness.
Because of the pristine and unexplored wilderness, Kitich Camp prefers to avoid the traditional game drives, instead encouraging guests to take walks guided by Samburu warriors. Kitich Camp is the barrier between uncontrolled grazing and the pristine forest; its existence, and participation within the Namunyak Wildlife Community Conservancy is the only survival insurance for the mountain forest.
Kitich Camp achieves environmental best practice combining old fashioned safari camp know-how with latest technology. It relies entirely on solar power, uses only LED lighting. Rubbish is responsibly disposed of or recycled. Glass is separated and sold to the recycling plant ‘Central Glass’ in Nairobi. All funds raised from the sale of glass are donated to the C&P Community Trust.
Kitich camp is within Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy covering an area of 394,000 hectares (Namunyak Wildlife Conservation Trust) and established in 1995. The conservancy is managed by an elected community committee of 13 trustees, with the mandate to develop local health support, administer education bursaries, resolve grazing conflicts, develop water resources, and preserve the ecosystem and wildlife with an organised network of rangers. The conservancy is facilitated by the Northern Rangeland Trust (NRT) with the support of Tusk Trust. Kitich Camp is a key tourism partner of the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, paying conservancy fees directly to the community and working with the communities at grass root level.
Kitich Camp has been awarded “Silver Level” by Ecotourism Kenya in recognition of its high level of environmental responsibility.
Altitude: 4,800 ft
Rainfall: Approximately 360mm per year
Warm days, cool nights, no humidity
How to get there
When to go
Closed April and May, 1st - 15th June and 1st November - 15 December
Communal dining is encouraged. Private dinners can be arranged on request. The camp has a daily set menu.
Breakfast: 08h00 to 09h30
Lunch: 13h00 to 14h00
Dinner: 20h00 to 21h30
Please inform us about any dietary requirements or allergies prior to arrival.
Please note that Kitich Camp is situated in a location of minimal malarial risk. Please seek the advice of your GP.
Guests are recommended to bring converters & universal plug adaptors.
Travelling with children
Children of all ages are welcome.
Children aged between 0 - 5 years are free of charge if they are sharing with an adult.
A child in their own room will be charged a single room rate.
Children between the ages of 6-17 years when sharing with another child or an adult pays 75% of the adult sharing rate.
Children in a third bed 6-17 years pay 50% of the adult sharing rate.
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