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Samburu
National Reserve

Samburu National Reserve is a game reserve situated on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro River located in south of Samburu county in Kenya, which separates it from the Buffalo Spring National Reserve on the other side of the River.

 

The Park is 165km (64sqm) in size and situated 350, kilometers from Nairobi City. It is famous North of the equator because of the richness of flora and fauna.

 

There is plenty of variety wild animals and bird life seen at Samburu National reserve including gerenuk, Grevy’s Zebra,Oryx, Lion, Giraffe, Cheetah and African Leopard can also be seen here as wel as Elephant, Cape buffalo, and Hippopotamus.

Other mammals including, Olive baboon, warthogs, Grants Gazzelle, Kirk’s dik dik, Impala and Waterbucks, have all been frequently seen in the Park.

Samburu National Reserve contains over 350 species of birds, these including, grey headed kingfisher, sunbirds, bee eaters, marabou stock, tawny eagle, verreaux’s eagle,bateleur, vulturine guineafowl, yellow necked spurfowl, lilac breasted roller, secretary bird, superb starling, northern red and yellow billed hornbill, and various vultures including the palm nut vulture.

 

The large numbers of Clocodile in the Ewaso Ng’iro River.

 

Samburu National Reserve is one of the 56 protected areas in Kenya.