Kitich Camp Mathews Forest

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The Matthews Range… rises from the arid brown plains of northern Kenya like a green tropical island


By day, guests can explore forest trails and crystal clear mountain streams by foot. The local Samburu guides share their extensive knowledge of the abundant hardwood trees, cycads, orchids, birds and butterflies. The guides know how to gently follow the trails cut through the bush by elephant, bushbuck and buffalo that call the forest home. Unlike most of Africa, guests can swim and relax in the springs and rivers around Kitich camp making this a truly unique experience.

Kitich Camp is a truly remote and private location in a stunning forest glade on the upper slopes of the Mathews Mountains (also known as the Lenkiyio Hills). The forest of the Mathews Mountains covers about 900 km², or  222,000 acres, and the astounding peaks rise 6000 ft. from the surrounding lowlands.

At night, the atmosphere is magical, and the glade is lit for guests to observe the cautious trail of nocturnal visitors, including Melanistic (black-coated) leopard, elephant, bushbuck, and buffalo – all of which come to drink and hunt by the river.

With just six tents situated under a dense tree canopy, overlooking the stunning Ngeng River, this camp is a low-key classic. At Kitich, we provide old fashioned safari comforts, including soft & fresh linen, comfortable double beds, iced drinks, and gracious dining – all in a wonderfully peaceful setting.


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Crafted Experiences for the Discerning Traveller

Elewana offers an array of authentic encounters at all of its camps, lodges and boutique beach hotels. These ‘Encounters’ exhibit Elewana’s unquenchable desire to provide the most authentic experiential wildlife, culinary and cultural experiences available, wherever and whenever possible.


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SkySafari is a bespoke blend of incomparable game-viewing opportunities, luxuriant accommodations, intimate dining choices, and a unique aerial perspective courtesy of Elewana’s very own executive-class Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft.


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A self-drive safari which will see Guests drive their own ‘top-of-the-line’
Land Rover Discovery from the coffee fields of Arusha, through the elephant-laden park of Tarangire, into the world renowned Ngorongoro Crater and finally to the expansive and dramatic plains of the Serengeti.