Samburu National Reserve
Samburu National Reserve nestled along the bank of Ewaso Ng’iro River Kenya with other side of river bordered with Buffalo Springs National Reserve just 350 km from Nairobi. The park covers an area of approximately 165sq km.
Samburu National Reserve with acacia vegetation, riverine forest, grassland and wide varieties of wildlife and birds accessed via Ngare Mare and Buffalo Springs gates. The reserve, endowed with Ololokwe and Koitogor mountains, Ewaso Ngiro River (meaning brown water) that cross the park flows from highlands to Lorian Swamp.
Some of wildlife species found includes elephants, hippo, buffalos, lion, cheetah and leopard. Others include warthog, gerenuk, olive baboon, grant gazelle, kirk dik dik, impala, grevy zebra, waterbuck, beisa oryx and reticulated giraffe.
Over 350 bird species found include Somali Ostrich, Grey headed Kingfisher, Sunbirds, Bee eaters, Marabou Stork, Tawny Eagle, Bateleur, Vulturine Guinea fowl, Yellow necked Spurfowl, Lilac breasted Roller, Palm nut Vulture, Red billed Hornbill, Secretary Bird, Verreaux’s Eagle, Superb Starling, Yellow billed Hornbill and Vultures.