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Kitich Camp
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Kitich Camp


... is located in the Mathews Range area of north-central Kenya.

Kitich Camp is remotely situated in a forested valley on the western side of the Mathews Range of mountains, on an important community conservancy and surrounded by unique montane forests above the surrounding arid plains.

The camp was founded by Guilio Bertolli, of olive oil fame and an African nomad of 40 years standing. He was passionate about the conservation of this area and earned a reputation as a superb guide, with walking safari ranging from adrenaline pumping approaches to elephant and buffalo to leisurely swimming at wonderful remote waterfalls.

The camp itself is relatively simple, but comfortable, with an open mess with a nice deck and a network of paths leading to six large guest tents.

Activities are limited to modest walking safaris in the forest and cultural interaction with the local Samburu tribes-people.

The main potential downsides are the distinct lack of animal sightings, the limited range of activities and the long journey needed to get here. There is little doubt that the camp has lost a fair amount of its mojo since the departure of Guilio, although this is certainly being restored since the arrival of Emma Hedges, who is also something of a legend in these parts.

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