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Matthews Range

This remote mountain range in northern Kenya rises up from the flatter lands of Samburu, north of the Ewaso Nyiro River.

Rising to almost 3,000 metres, these dramatic mountains are carpeted with forests, in sharp contrast with the drier, sparser lands that fill the surrounding valleys.

The area is home to several wildlife conservancies and, in spite of a tough climate, animals thrive here. It is also home to numerous hardy Samburu communities. Grazing cattle beside the foothills of the mountains, they practice a way of life that remains largely unchanged in modern times.

Matthew's Camp, Kenya
Lounge-Sarara Camp-Matthews Range-Kenya
Matthew's Range, Kenya
View from Sarara Camp, Matthews Range
Sarara Camp, Matthews Range, Kenya

Sarara Camp

Looking over a vast area of community-managed wilderness, Sarara Camp affords some of the most dramatic views of northern Kenya. The mountains of the Matthews Range reflect in the still waters of the rock pool that lies in front of Sarara’s thatched lounge area, whilst all its tents look out on the same vista.

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Reteti Elephant Orphanage

Visit the Reteti Elephant Orphanage, where local Samburu people care for rescued elephant orphans.

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Outdoor Adventures

Go hiking, horse riding, camel trekking and mountain biking across this remote and little-visited region.

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Meet the Samburu People

Visit the traditional Samburu people, who live alongside wildlife conservancies.

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Visit the Singing Wells

Spend time at the local Singing Wells – sacred water sources that provide both the Samburu and their cattle with vital water, as well as the wildlife.

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Browse our Kenya holiday ideas.

Our experts have created and curated these holiday ideas to get you started. Take the time to search through them and find something to spark ideas for a unique adventure.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Illona Cross

Illona has visited Kenya numerous times, as well as spending time in the Masai Mara as a safari guide at one of the camps. Having explored much of the country and stayed at a variety of camps and lodges, she always enjoys the diversity of activities on offer, including her personal favourite, horse riding.

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Chris Johnston

Chris has explored much of Africa over the years, yet holds firm the belief that Kenya offers the best big-game experience in the world. He has walked, driven, mountain-biked, ridden and paddled past some of Africa’s most exciting wildlife whilst on safari in Kenya. And such is the style and comfort of the country’s lodges, all this was whilst within easy reach of an ice-cold G&T.

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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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