Umani Springs is situated within the 18,000-acre Kibwezi Forest, a biodiversity hotspot renowned for its variety of spectacular butterflies and birds. A stylish self-catering property with a pool, it overlooks animal-rich waterholes fed by its titular springs.
An ancient and rare ground-water forest which now forms part of the wider Chyulu Hills National Park, Kibwezi provides a precious habitat for species including elephant, leopard, hyena, buffalo and bushbuck, plus the lesser-spotted likes of serval cats, civets, mongoose and duiker.
The lodge directly contributes to the protection and conservation of this secret world while safeguarding local communities and their livelihoods. Funds generated from the lodge directly support conservation efforts in supporting de-snaring teams, building and maintaining fences, ensuring water sources for wildlife, donating vehicles to the Kenya Wildlife Services and helping to reforest Kibwezi and promoting local-community outreach and engagement.