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Why we like it• With just six tents, a small and intimate camp
• Guided forest walks and river swimming, a unique forest hideaway
• Incredible birdlife and spectacular butterflies
• Authentic cultural visits to local Samburu families
• Day and night game drives
A bush breakfast is the perfect start to the day, listen to the early morning bird song and sit back with a feast of homemade breakfast treats in the beauty of the forest.
This is the second trip we have done with A&K. (The first was in 1999.) We were very impressed with A&K on the first trip. We were even more impressed with A&K on the second trip. Consequently, we are already considering a third trip with A&K – to Egypt in March 2014.
- JK, Kenya
In a remote valley of the Mathews Range you will find Kitich Camp in the heart of the forest overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Ngeng River. The valley is home to elephant, the melanistic leopard, rhino and the giant forest hog amongst others. As you are in a forest area you will also find cycads which date back 100's of years and wild orchids.
The tents have been are an authentic safari style with an en-suite stone bathroom and a traditional safari bucket showers. The main lounge area overlooks the floodlit river which you can enjoy watching the wildlife emerge from surrounding forest at dusk.
Nairobi or Mombasa
8 hours 30 minutes non-stop
GMT +3 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an endemic area
Best time to travel
December - March, July - October
Kenya's equatorial location ensures warm weather year round, though it can be cool at night and first thing in the morning. There are two rain seasons, the long rains occur from late March to early June and short rains from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and when it does come it often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is from February to March and coldest in July to August.
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