Tucked in the middle of Kibwezi Forest is a little known small and fragile pearl; Umani Springs. It is managed by the Kenya Wildlife Service. The alluring spot lies off the Nairobi-Mombasa highway. It is a three-hour drive from Nairobi and remains unnoticed by many fun-loving Kenyans. The springs have been described by environmentalists and tourists as a peaceful oasis in the beautiful bush. Others say it is a stunning art of creation. It is one of the water towers of the Chyulu ecosystem. Umani springs owes its existence to rainfall on the northern part of Chyulu Hills where the forest is relatively intact. The fragile ecosystem is a favourite for animal lovers, bird watchers, botanists, entomologists and fun seekers.