Kenya > The Mathews Range


  • We had a great holiday – the safari in particular surpassed our expectations . Kicheche is a fantastic place and all the people there really made the safari very special – a real life time experience that we’ll always remember!! The food was great, service excellent and our Masai guide Michael was a lovely guy, very knowledge and made it really enjoyable for Oliver in particular. We saw all the big 5 and more – a Leopard on our first morning (quite rare) and on the last day, 2 Lions taking a Wildebeest down – that really rounded it off!

    Andrew & Hillary travelled to Kenya
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The Mathews Range

Northern Kenya is dominated by arid desert and it is therefore quite a surprise to find lush riverine valleys and thick forested slopes in the heart of it all, but the Mathews Range is just that. Careful management of certain areas at the southern end of the range has created a huge growth in animal numbers, especially the elephants which have previously been victims of poaching. A visit to the Mathews Range should not be about game-viewing alone (except possibly the elephants), but rather more about the wilderness, scenery, exclusivity, walking and cultural interaction that can be enjoyed (including the famous ‘singing wells’). When people claim Kenya is ‘over-crowded’ with tourists, they clearly do not know about places such as the wonderful Namunyak Conservancy in the Mathews.

For further information and advice on safaris in the Mathews Range please call us on 01787 888590 or contact us to speak to one of our safari experts.

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