Samburu National Reserve

irukokenyasafaris - Samburu National ReserveThe Samburu National Reserve is one of Kenya’s northern parks – beautifully quiet, uncrowded, with fauna comprising of the famous special northern species unique to the region. Visiting the park comes with the benefit of simply crossing a bridge over the Ewaso Nyiro River to the adjacent Buffalo Springs National Reserve and the neighboring Shaba National Reserve.
Attractions:-
– The Five Northern Species – Beisa Oryx, Gerenuk, Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich and Grevy’s Zebra are found mainly in the northern Kenya parks.
– Following the game drive roads, the Samburu, Shaba, and Buffalo Springs national reserves are well accessible especially in the dry seasons when the wildlife does not wander too far from the Ewaso Nyiro River. Four of the Big Five are in these parks together with others like the olive baboon, herbivores such as the grant’s gazelle, impala, warthogs, waterbucks, and dik diks.
– The Ewaso Nyiro River – the Samburu National Reserve is on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River – a winding mud-brown river that completes the Samburu picture with doum palm trees and riverine bush thriving on the shores. The river separates the Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserves which are linked by a bridge. Ewaso Nyiro River is the life of the local community and the wildlife in the parks. The river is inhabited by Nile crocodiles.
– Photography – Extending north to south of the Samburu National Reserve is a ridge with two mountains – Koitogor and Ol-olokwe rising higher over the horizon. Together with these features, the wildlife on the grassland/scrubland and the acacia forest, including over 350 bird species, paint a desirable picture for photographers.
– Cultural experience – The local pastoral and nomadic Samburu people are relatives of the Masai. There is by visiting Samburu the opportunity to visit their traditional villages for cultural experiences like song, dance and the chance to purchase Samburu crafts/beadwork.