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Kitich Camp

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Views of Mathews Range Forests

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Views of Mathews Range Forests - Kitich Camp. Copyright Cheli & Peacock. Just a spacer

Matthews' 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.

Kitich Camp hosts only twelve guests at a time, allowing all activities to be tailored to suit individual wants and needs.

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Kitich Camp is located in the remote Matthews mountain range, a rarely visited area of Northern Frontier District, in Kenya.

The Mathews Mountain Range rise up out of the desert; a chain of peaks covered in dense dewy forest. In a remote valley, Kitich Camp overlooks a river glade within the lush indigenous forest. The forest is home to elephant, melanistic leopard, bushbuck, giant forest hog, buffalo, as well as ancient cycads, spectacular butterflies, Turacos and wild orchids.

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 with open fire and sheepskin-covered safari chairs overlooks the floodlit river glade – from here guests can enjoy watching the elephants, buffalo, bushbuck, and occasionally the beautiful leopard emerge from the forest at dusk.

Walk along forest paths guided by the Samburu and Ndorobo people, or swim in natural rock pools of the crystal mountain streams, Kitich Camp offers a truly unique and private forest wildlife experience.