Welcome to Matthews Range
West of the remarkable flat-topped Ol Lolokwe mountain, and north of Wamba, is the Matthews Range. The name might sound tame but, rest assured, this is real African wilderness, full of 1000 adventures. These forests and dramatic slopes support a wealth of wildlife, including elephants, lions, buffaloes and Kenya’s most important wild dog population. With few roads and almost no facilities, the mountains reward only those willing to go the extra kilometre on foot.
In 1995 the local Samburu communities collectively formed a Trust to look after the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, now one of Kenya’s most successful community conservation programs.