Best places to stay in The Matthews Mountain Range

Best Places To Stay In The Matthews Mountain Range

The Matthews Range of mountains is an area of untouched wilderness that would stake its claim as one of Kenya’s remotest regions. Sitting between Kenya’s barren northern wastelands and the busier Laikipia safari region, the Range stands in stark contrast to the surrounding low-lying savannah plains.  Although it receives very few visitors, this area offers some of East Africa’s finest walking.


Sarara is the germination of the thoughts and beliefs of Ian Craig and Piers and Hilary Bastard, and is a superb example of how community projects can work in Africa to protect the wildlife. With a small and intimate feel to the camp and, as it is still managed by Piers and Hilary, it is a great spot to get a bit of relaxation, a bit of community interaction with the local Samburu (especially the singing wells), and a bit of game. The only drawback is, as this is in the middle of nowhere, it costs a little more to get to…a small price to pay in our view.

Kitich Camp

Since it has recently changed hands, Kitich Camp has moved away from the once very rustic experience it was with Guilio. There is still no compromising on the experience, but with electricity throughout the night it is has a slightly softer feel. The onus is still, however, very much on getting out into this stunning region with walking a particular recommendation. If you are looking for a touch of utter wilderness and a great place to relax….the only drawback is getting there!

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