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Samburu National Reserve

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Samburu National Reserve

Samburu Game Reserve is one of the inspiring safari destinations in Kenya. It occupies a 165-km² area. The reserve is based in the North of Laikipia. The site is arid and semi-arid. The vegetation include; riverine forests and palm groves. This is a wildlife haven, and tourists can have a memorable wilderness experience. The reserve is an authentic destination that is less visited.

River Ewaso Nyiro is the primary source of water for the wildlife in Samburu Game Reserve. The river stretches to the neighboring Buffalo Springs National Reserve and Shaba National Park. You can spot endemic species like the Somali ostrich, Grevy zebra, gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, and beisa oryx. Other wildlife includes; buffalo, the eland, spotted hyena, striped hyena, buffalo, and hippo. This is also the abode of the African Elephant.

Predators like the cheetah, lion, and leopard. There are ample birds with over 450 species: lesser kestrel, vulturine guineafowl, and Taita falcon. Endangered species are being conserved for their survival. Some of the vulnerable species are the martial eagle, white-headed vulture, African Darter, Great Egret, and yellow-billed Oxpecker.

In the daytime, it is usually scorching, and at night the temperature is cool. The dry seasons are the best for game viewing and start from May to October. The wet season is also ideal for birding as the area is green. Additionally, migratory birds arrive from November to April. The reserve is an excellent gate away for a romantic safari. Luxury hotels around the reserve provide sensational accommodation.

Animals in Samburu Game Reserve

Many different animals such as elephants, Cape buffalo and hippopotamus, zebra and giraffes can be found in Samburu Game Reserve. You can also find all three big cats including the lion, cheetah and African leopard. Other mammals including olive baboon, warthogs, Grant's gazelle, Kirk's dik-dik, impala, and waterbuck also frequently seen in the park include. The Samburu Game Reserve is also home to over 350 bird species that you can see on your safari to Kenya.

Activities at Samburu Game Reserve

  • Witness the Samburu special 5, the gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx, Somali ostrich and Grevy’s zebra through the game drive.
  • Go for the birding safari as the game reserve is home to different colorful birds.
  • Walk through the vast hilly landscapes with a local guide
  • Learn about the life and culture of the Samburu people.

Highlights of Samburu Game Reserve

  • Samburu special 5 the gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx, Somali ostrich and Grevy’s zebra.
  • Home to big cats including lion, leopard and cheetah.
  • The camelback ride is one of the highlights of Samburu Game Reserve.

Best time to visit Samburu Game Reserve

Samburu Game Reserve can be visited year-round, but wildlife watching is usually best in the dry season runs between June to October and December to March.

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