If I were to go anywhere in the world with a group of family or friends for three nights, all expenses paid, I would have to choose the Matthews Range in Northern Kenya, an area of completely untouched and pristine wilderness. The landscapes here are mesmerising, characterised by lush mountains slopes and savannah plains home to elephant, leopard, reticulated giraffe, wild dog and kudu. For me, the beauty of this place is that there’s no need to get in a vehicle and charge around looking for game. This corner of the world is all about slowing down; a tranquil oasis where you can sit outside the front of your tent or take a dip in the pool, and simply let the wildlife come to you.
I can think of nothing better than spending three days feeling the total joy of freedom in nature’s playground – tracking elephant on foot, fly-camping on dried-up riverbeds, swimming in natural pools and quad biking in parts of the bush that few others have access to. This remote and dramatic landscape is also home to the local Samburu people whose age-old traditions, including the famous ‘singing wells’, are as much a part of the fabric of the land as the wildlife, and to be able to share it with my friends and family would be incredibly special.