Samburu National Reserve

Samburu National Reserve is one of the Kenya popular safari destinations located on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro River in the northern part of Kenya. The protected area covers an area of 165 square Kilometers, 300 kilometers from Nairobi. On the other side of the river, it borders Buffalo Springs National Reserve. The main gates to enter Samburu National Reserve include Ngare Mare and Buffalo Springs gates. There is a wide variety of animals and over 350 bird life seen at Samburu National Reserve including grey-headed kingfisher, sunbirds, bee-eaters, Marabou stork, tawny eagle, Verreaux’s eagle, bateleur, vulturine Guinea fowl, spurfowl, lilac-breasted roller, secretary bird, superb starling, northern red-billed hornbill, yellow-billed hornbill, and various vultures including the palm-nut vulture. Several large game species common to Kenya’s northern plains can be found in abundance here, including the Samburu special five; gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, Beisa oryx, Somali Ostrich, and reticulated giraffe. All three big cats, the lion, cheetah, and African leopard can also be found here, as well as the elephant, Cape buffalo, and hippopotamus