Unlike other destinations around Kenya, at Kitich Forest Camp guests swap 4×4 safari vehicles for walking. Head out from camp with your amazing Ndorobo Samburu guides, affectionately known locally as the “masters of the forest”. Your guides will lead you on a choice of 12 trails that explore in every direction, through virgin forests, taking in spectacular views. Wildlife encounters are plentiful, with sightings of elephant, antelope and buffalo common. You may even be lucky enough to spot leopards or African wild dogs.
Guests at the camp are hosted by members of the local Samburu community, and get the chance to learn more about this striking tribe of northern Kenya. For those wanting a more immersive experience your guides can take you into the bustling market place and introduce you to other members of the tribe and a chance to witness every day life unfolding. On certain days you may even be lucky enough to visit the iconic “Singing Wells” of the region, where tribe member dig deep holes to reach fresh water for their cattle. the tribes people have a unique song for each well, which is said to have a soothing effect on the cattle, and even allows the cattle to know which well is ‘theirs”.
The camps has recently added 5 quad bikes to their range of activities, allowing visits further afield, including to the Reteti Elephant Orphanage.
In the evenings, the river and surrounding forest clearing is floodlit allowing guests the chance to view animals coming to drink which sitting comfortably on the main deck, with a well-earned G&T in hand.