Samburu Game Reserve – The Park Packed with Wildlife
Comprising over 165 Km², the Samburu Game Reserve is located in Kenya's Rift Valley province. Compared to other national parks of Kenya, the Reserve is rather under-visited yet teeming with wild animals. The Samburu reserve has everything in the store, from big African cats to the rarest species like Grevy's Zebra and the Beisa oryx.
Samburu’s Special Five
The Samburu Game Reserve is bustling with wildlife and is home to some of the country's rarest animal species. The Samburu Reserve is known for its special fives, including Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk, Somali Ostrich, and the Beisa oryx.
In addition to notorious predators like lion, cheetah, and leopard, the Samburu Game Reserve is home to more than 450+ bird species, which are observed along the bank of Ewaso Ngiro. The main attractions are the wild dog sightings and Samburu’s special five, which generally are witnessed by the ends of the dry season.
The Geography and Climatic Conditions
The Samburu Reserve is rich with palm groves and lush green fluvial forests that lead to a humid and semi-arid climate. The nights in the region are known for being colder compared to the relatively hotter days. Tourists visit the area from November to March when game viewing chances are at their peak.
Preserving the Game Reserve
Being the home of some of the rarest species and endangered species in the country, the Samburu Reserve holds great importance. Efforts are being made to conserve and restore the region's natural essence and reduce the human-animal clash to the minimum.