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Matthews Mountain Range, Kenya

The Matthews Mountain Range is located in Kenya's Northern Frontier and is one of the wildest areas in the country.

The only permanent river in the region, the Ewaso Ng'iro, has cut deep gorges through the mountains. It is fed by seasonal mountain streams where indigenous flowering shrubs and prehistoric cycad palms flourish. There are thick forests, craggy peaks and beautiful open clearings.

Wildlife of the Matthews Mountains

The mountains are a stronghold for many species. Herds of gazelle, oryx, ostrich, and Grevy's zebra share the pasture land with Samburu cattle. Elephant are found in great numbers whilst lion, leopard, greater kudu, waterbuck, giant forest hogs, buffalos and even wild dogs are among the other species found, together with more than 200 bird species.

The Samburu

The Mountain Range environment is being preserved for future generations of Samburu, wildlife and visitors. The Samburu themselves have received great benefits from the guests of the camp in the area, through the Conservation Fee which goes directly to the community and funds education, health care, community development and more.

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