Wamba: Mathews Range

Wamba: Mathews Range

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"From this hillside view, overlooking the Mathews Range, there is not another camp, another foreigner, for nearly 1m acres. There is only the Samburu, in the distance with their cattle, and the wild animals that come to the camp water hole to drink: elephant, buffalo, warthog, impala, baboon and, at night, hyena, and leopard in search of their favourite food here: the little dik-dik antelope."
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In the northern frontier of Kenya lies the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, an area of 850,000 acres of pristine wilderness in the Mathews Range. The savannah plains and lush mountain slopes are home to elephant, leopard, reticulated giraffe, wild dog and kudu in ever increasing numbers. The area is a sanctuary for thousands of elephant. This remote and dramatic landscape is also home to the local Samburu people whose age-old traditions, including the famed ‘singing wells’ are as much a part of the fabric of this land as the wildlife.

The lands of the Namunyak Wildlife Conservation Trust cover an area of approximately 75,000 hectares. They lie folded around the southern corner of the fabled Mathews Mountain range of northern Kenya. This is home to the Samburu people, a group of semi-nomadic pastoralists who have for long shown tolerance for the wildlife that co-exists alongside their cattle. The Trust was set up in 1995 specifically to promote wildlife conservation and to assist the local community to benefit from tourism, in return for protecting the wildlife species living on their land.




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