Guided Walks

Taking advantage of the pristine wilderness, Kitich Camp avoids traditional game drives, instead encouraging guests to explore these wild environs on foot, guided by the “masters of the forest”, the Ndorobo Samburu guides.

Dubbed a ‘biological bonanza’ by the BBC, this mountain forest is a stronghold for a wide range of species. Wild animals such as Melanistic leopard, also known as the “black panther”, forest elephant, lion, buffalo, Colobus monkey, greater kudu, waterbuck, giant forest hogs and Africa’s endangered wild dog as well as Grevy’s zebra have found refuge in the lush forests and fertile valleys of the Mathews Range.

Mathews’ indigenous forest is one of the very few areas where you can see the rare De Brazza Monkey outside the Ruwenzori Mountains. They are large monkeys, similar to a Sykes in size and build, but more striking with a red forehead, they are shy and hard to find.

Guided Forest Walks
Guided Forest Walks

Birds and butterflies

Over 200 bird species have been counted in the area, including the spectacular Hartlaub’s turaco; together with more than 150 species of butterflies, representing more than twice the amount of butterfly species found in the UK.

Butterflies of the Mathews Forest
Butterflies of the Mathews Forest

Cycads and orchids

The forest is a natural home to wild forest orchids, and to a rare and endemic giant cycad, a throwback to the ancient forests of the dinosaurs.

Wild Forest Orchids
Wild Forest Orchids
Guided Forest Walks
Guided Forest Walks
Close Encounters with Elephants
Close Encounters with Elephants
Experienced Local Guides
Experienced Local Guides
Exploring Pristine Wilderness on Foot
Exploring Pristine Wilderness on Foot