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Kenya

Kitich Camp

PLAN MY TRIP

The only eco-tourism camp in the entire Mathew’s Mountain Range and surrounding forest, Kitich Camp offers a rare forest wildlife experience.

Kitich Camp hosts only twelve guests at a time in six spacious safari tents. Three of the room have double beds while the other three rooms have twin beds. Each tent has a main bedroom and an en suite stone bathroom with a traditional al fresco outdoor shower. The tents also enjoy solar power, a comfortable seating area, and fine carpets. A wide veranda provides views of the lush gorge of the Ngeng River.

The camp is located in a hidden river glade of a remote valley fringed by dense, dewy forest 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 above the surrounding lowlands. To help preserve this pristine forest in Kenya’s Northern Frontier District, Kitich Camp works closely with the Namunyak Wildlife Community Conservancy. Over 200 bird species live in the forest including the Hartlaub’s turaco. There are even fifteen different forest butterfly species in the area.

Many activities await visitors to Kitich Camp. The camp tries to avoid the traditional game drives of every other camp and instead offers guided forest walks led by knowledgeable Ndorobo Samburu guides known as the masters of the forest. Swimming in crystal clear, cool waters, flowing out of a spring in the mountains is a popular pastime here. Cultural visits explore the village of Ngelai to learn about the colorful traditions of these gentle people. Bush picnics include an al fresco lunch in a forest clearing or on the banks of the river. While a sundowner lets guests take in the beauties of an African sunset with a gin and tonic in hand.

From the comforts of the cozy lounge overlooking the open river glade, guests can watch elephant, buffalo, bushbuck and occasionally leopard emerge from the forest at night to drink from the river or dig for natural salts. The new dining deck nestled among the trees provides a restful place for guests to mingle and discuss the day’s adventures over delectable cuisine. Age-old Italian recipes combine with fresh organic ingredients from the on-site vegetable garden, and guests with special dietary needs can rest assured that they will be well taken care of by the friendly and capable staff.

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Kenya

Kitich Camp

PLAN MY TRIP

The only eco-tourism camp in the entire Mathew’s Mountain Range and surrounding forest, Kitich Camp offers a rare forest wildlife experience.

Kitich Camp hosts only twelve guests at a time in six spacious safari tents. Three of the room have double beds while the other three rooms have twin beds. Each tent has a main bedroom and an en suite stone bathroom with a traditional al fresco outdoor shower. The tents also enjoy solar power, a comfortable seating area, and fine carpets. A wide veranda provides views of the lush gorge of the Ngeng River.

The camp is located in a hidden river glade of a remote valley fringed by dense, dewy forest 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 above the surrounding lowlands. To help preserve this pristine forest in Kenya’s Northern Frontier District, Kitich Camp works closely with the Namunyak Wildlife Community Conservancy. Over 200 bird species live in the forest including the Hartlaub’s turaco. There are even fifteen different forest butterfly species in the area.

Many activities await visitors to Kitich Camp. The camp tries to avoid the traditional game drives of every other camp and instead offers guided forest walks led by knowledgeable Ndorobo Samburu guides known as the masters of the forest. Swimming in crystal clear, cool waters, flowing out of a spring in the mountains is a popular pastime here. Cultural visits explore the village of Ngelai to learn about the colorful traditions of these gentle people. Bush picnics include an al fresco lunch in a forest clearing or on the banks of the river. While a sundowner lets guests take in the beauties of an African sunset with a gin and tonic in hand.

From the comforts of the cozy lounge overlooking the open river glade, guests can watch elephant, buffalo, bushbuck and occasionally leopard emerge from the forest at night to drink from the river or dig for natural salts. The new dining deck nestled among the trees provides a restful place for guests to mingle and discuss the day’s adventures over delectable cuisine. Age-old Italian recipes combine with fresh organic ingredients from the on-site vegetable garden, and guests with special dietary needs can rest assured that they will be well taken care of by the friendly and capable staff.