The Loita Hills are one of Kenya’s last remaining true wilderness areas. The low-lying mountain range is located south of Nairobi and northeast of the Masai Mara. There are pockets of remote forests, wide open plains surrounded by the stunning hillsides and dotted with roaming wildlife. Despite the number of Maasai living here, it’s also an area of unexpected wildlife – colobus monkeys swing through the trees, turacos light the skies with color and huge numbers of buffaloes, forest pigs, and bushbucks move through the shadows. What makes this area so extraordinary is that it’s not covered by any official protection and yet the forests remain fairly untouched.