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Samburu National Reserve

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Situated alongside the Ewaso Nyiro River, Samburu National Reserve is one of the lesser-known wildlife destinations in Kenya, but is nevertheless teeming with life and there is plenty to attract wildlife from the surrounding savannah plains

With its harsh surrounding, you will be forgiven to think that Samburu ecosystem is misplaced and its attraction far fetched by unknown phenomena. But you are mistaken; the real thrill is accurate, authentic and natural.

Perched on the Kenya’s northern frontier lay one of the most spectacular wilderness thrills – Samburu and the greater Marsabit national reserve and off course not forgetting the elegant Lake Paradise and the ancient Marsabit town.

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 popular with a minimum of 900 elephants. Large predators such as the lion, leopard and cheetah are an important attraction. It is also the in Samburu where Kamunyak the miracle lioness that adopted the baby Oryx resides.

Birdlife is abundant with over 450 species recorded. Birds of the arid northern bush country are augmented by a number of riverine forest species. Wild dog sightings are also a common attraction to this unique protected
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