Kitich Camp

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Kitich Camp lies in the southern part of the Mathews mountain range, a remote and rarely visited area of Kenya. The camp is nestled in a verdant grove of fig trees, indigenous flowering shrubs and prehistoric cycad palms on a bank of the seasonal Ngeng river and is surrounded by thickly wooded hillsides and craggy peaks.

Kitich, meaning the place of happiness, is a lush oasis amid arid surroundings. The wild animals of the region have found refuge in the valley of the Mathews mountain range. 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.

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.

Each tent overlooks the lush gorge of the Ngeng River, and consists of a main bedroom with en suite bathroom

Nestled within the dramatic forests of the Mathews Mountain Range, Kitich Camp has always featured a slight Italian influence over its style and cuisine. With only a maximum of 12 guests here at any one time, meals are taken together on the Camp's spacious new deck, overlooking a lush river glade. Meals here follow a daily set menu, combining fresh organic ingredients and age old Italian recipes.

Kitich Camp is happy to cater to special diets such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc.


Guided forest walks.

River swimming.

Bird watching.

Bush meals.

Cultural visits to local Samburu families.


Around the place
  • Towel and linen service
  • Cook
  • Gardener
  • Housekeeper
  • Tour guide
  • Hot water
  • Pool


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