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Mathews Range

The Mathews or Mathews Range are also known as the Lenkiyio Hills.The range of mountains are characterized by several mountain peaks and are found in the Laikipia District of the Rift Valley in northern Kenya. The Mathews is one of the most impressive geographical features in the country, the green tropical forest crop out of the brown arid desert of the Northern Frontier Region. The Mathews ranges is a" biological bonanza' by BBC news is a glorious montane rainforest, rare cycads and a type of fauna to complement its individuality. Mathews Range is one of the ‘hot spots’ for quality leopard viewing in Africa and equally, for close-up sightings of the normally extremely shy lesser kudu antelope. The rare African wild dogs are frequently encountered in the Sarara valley too. Elephant, buffalo, giraffe, gerenuk, impala and warthogs are now regularly seen on our game drives and bush walks and are very much on the increase in numbers.

Unusual sightings include striped hyena, aardwolf, civet cat, African wild cat, greater kudu, grevy’s zebra and cheetah. Namunyak Trust is a huge success story of conservation effort that has paid back. Other varieties of wildlife species such as buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, African wild dog, greater and lesser kudu, gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, impala and dik dik are also found.

A visit to the famous “Sarara” Singing Wells is a must while you at Namunyak where Samburu warriors bring their cattle to these watering holes on a daily basis during the dry season.   The warriors descend into the wells which can be up to 10 meters deep, form a human convey and chant traditional Samburu songs as they pass water up by hand for the cattle.   This fascinating ritual goes on for several hours a day.

Highlights of Mathews Range

  • Game Drives & Walks
  • Singing Wells- only found here the world all over - magical and timeless tribal tradition.
  • Cultural visits
  • Bush breakfasts & lunches
  • Sundowners
  • Horizon swimming pool

 

 

Adventure and Pleasure at the Mathews Range

  • Horse riding and Camel treks
  • Mountain biking and Quad-bikes/ATVs
  • Fly camping
  • Spa – massage, reflexology, aromatherapy and beauty treatments

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive in Nairobi, Days 2/4 : Mathews Range  Days 5/7 : Masai Mara  Days 8/11 : Kinondo Kwetu  Day 12 : Homebound flight via Nairobi

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Accommodation

  • Kitich Camp
    Kitich Camp
    Kitich Camp is found in the Namunyak conservancy set in a secluded mountainous the Mathews Ranges clad with tropical montane forest on the upper slopes of the Mathews Mountain Ranges .This wonderful pristine paradise enjoys micro-climate with rare endemic trees, plants & forest life.
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  • Sarara Camp
    Sarara Camp
    Sarara Camp is located in the Namunyak Wildlife Conservation Trust set in the southern end of the famous Mathews Mountain Range of northern Kenya. Samburu ethnic people who inhabit these lands are a group of semi-nomadic pastoralists who have long that co-existed with wildlife alongside their cattle.
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