How can I get to Kitich?  

Driving

The drive into Kitich Forest from the surrounding lowlands is a fascinating journey of culture and landscape. The roads will take you around mountains, across dry riverbeds, and through traditional Samburu villages and markets with stunning views along the way.   

Approximate driving times: 

  • From Samburu National Reserve; 2.5 hrs 

  • Loisaba Conservancy; 3.5 hrs 

  • Sarara or Sera Conservancy; 2.5 hrs  

Contact our booking office for driving instructions. We have accommodation for safari drivers/guides.

Flights

We can arrange pick up and drop off for guests arriving on scheduled flights from Nairobi to Kalama Airstrip in Samburu or Loisaba Airstrip in Loisaba Conservancy. Both have daily services run by Air Kenya and Safarilink. 

The transfer from Kalama Airstrip is about 2.5 hrs, while Loisaba is approximately 3.5. 

Private Air Charter: Ngalai Airstrip is 10kms from camp, and can take Cessena 206 and smaller planes.  

 We have a helicopter landing pad at camp.


Do you have any suggested Kenya safari itineraries, so that I can fit Kitich in to a larger trip? 

The diversity of Kenya’s landscapes is one of the many reasons it’s such a great getaway destination. From lush savannahs, semi-desert country and highland plateaus, to mountain forests and white tropical beaches on the Indian Ocean. 

Itinerary suggestions:

  • Arid / forest / savannah combination:

    • Samburu or Meru National Parks

    • Kitich Forest Camp

    • Masai Mara

  • High plateau / forest / savannah:

    • Laikipia (including Lewa & Loisaba Conservancies)

    • Kitich Forest

    • Masai Mara

  • Salt pan/ forest / savannah:

    • Amboseli

    • Kitich Forest

    • Masai Mara

All of these options work with scheduled internal flights, as well as driving safaris, and there are flights that can connect with the beach at the end of your stay.


Communication in camp

For those that need to stay connected, we have satellite Wi-Fi in camp, which will work for messaging apps and email. While there is no mobile phone signal, there is satellite phone in camp for emergencies. 


Malaria

Kitich Camp, like most safari destinations in Kenya, is malaria-free, but please seek medical advice on malaria zones and taking anti-malarials before you travel. 


Tipping guide

Staff tips are at guest’s discretion, and can be left with the team at the end of your stay. Tips are distributed evenly to all staff members, including kitchen staff and guides. A recommended amount on the safari circuit is US$ 5-10 per guest per night.


Power in camp

Kitich Camp runs entirely on solar power, which provides lighting and battery charging 24 hours a day. The solar system cannot support any equipment that heats up however, such as hairdryers. 

Sockets are Type G (United Kingdom) as they are elsewhere in Kenya.


Climate

The days are warm and comfortable, rising to maximum of 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) with minimum humidity. The evenings are cool. Rainfall is mostly in April and May with an average of 360 mm per year.