A soaring untamed wilderness
Soaring dramatically out of the Great Rift Valley desert, the Mathews Mountain Range in Kenya’s Northern Frontier region is an untamed wilderness stretching for some 150km. Here oryx, gazelle and Grevy’s zebra graze by the Ewaso Ng’iro River and other seasonal streams, providing a source of food for prowling lion and leopard.
Guided day and night drives or forest walks through this endlessly fascinating district will bring you up close with herds of elephant, buffalo and kudu, as well as the occasional ostrich. Cycad palms, some of which are found nowhere else on earth, grow in abundance in the mountains, and there are also over 200 species of birdlife flourishing in and around the area.