Samburu National Reserve

Samburu National Reserve is situated at the southeastern corner of Samburu District in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. It is bordered to the south by Ewaso Nyiro River, which separates it from the Buffalo Springs National Reserve.

Wildlife

The reserve is rich in wildlife with an abundance of rare northern specialist species such as the Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and the beisa oryx (also referred to as Samburu Special Five). The reserve is also home to elephants and large predators such as the lion, leopard and cheetah. Kamunyak the miracle lioness that adopted the baby oryx was as a resident in the reserve. Wild dog sightings are also a common attraction to this unique protected area.

Birdlife is abundant with over 450 species recorded. Birds of the arid northern bush country are augmented by a number of riverine forest species. Lesser Kestrel and the Taita Falcon are species of global conservation concern and they both utilize the reserve.  Five species categorized as vulnerable have recorded in the reserve. These are African Darter, Great Egret, White-headed Vulture, Martial Eagle and the Yellow-billed Ox-pecker. Critically endangered species under CITIES – Pancake tortoise (malacochersus tornieri) is found in the reserve.

Samburu national reserve is one of the lesser-known reserves but it nevertheless teeming with wildlife. Therefore you are guaranteed of a true taste of nature and culture. The neighboring Masai community who are more than willing to share out their culture will help you count this as a remarkable tour. Available teeming African landscapes like the Masai community houses will help you explore magical Africa. Samburu in deed is a all in one game reserve hosting birdlife and wildlife where which it’s not a common phenomenon. Photography is one of the activities you’ll have to indulge in for the Savannah region like this one makes the tour remarkable.

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