Samburu National Reserve
The Samburu National Reserve is located on the picturesque banks of the Ewaso Ngiro River in the northern area of the Rift Valley Province in Kenya.
The terrain is dry and well known for the rolling hills and beautiful plains. The Ewaso River and the shade which line its banks attract abundant wildlife. Giraffe, waterbuck, buffalo and zebra can be seen wandering the plains grazing on the lush green grass. Predators such as lion, cheetah and the elusive leopard can also be found throughout the reserve. Elephant come in large numbers to drink and refresh themselves in the Ewaso Ngiro River as the sun begins to set. If you are interested in birds you will find many along the river banks and in the forests. Over 450 species can be found here including the Palm Nut Vulture and the beautiful Vinaceous Dove.
The Samburu is a magnificent reserve to visit at any time of the year with temperatures ranging from 18 to 30 degrees Celsius. The rainfall increases in November and between April through to June. During the long dry season there is fantastic game viewing as animals gather around permanent water. See elephant playing in the river in their families trying to cool down before returning to the open savannah. Watch pods of hippos snort and bask in the river with great yawning heads appearing before submersing in the cool water once again. Meanwhile antelope, zebra, giraffe and buffalo wander the plains grazing on the fertile grassland and vegetation.
The Samburu National Reserve offers a variety of activities including game drives in an open 4x4 vehicle venturing deep into the bush to find leopard and many other animals. Take a guided walk and track footprints left maybe just minutes before arrived. If you are a lover of birds you will not be disappointed with the diversity and abundance resident in the area. The best part being, your guide will know each and every one.
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