Samburu National Reserve - Kenya
Samburu National Reserve is among the famous national reserve in Kenya which accommodates equator wildlife comparing with other reserves and parks of the country. Locate some 343 km (213 miles) from Nairobi, 53 km (33 miles) north of Isiolo town the reserve can both reached by road and air.
The Samburu National Reserve covers and area of 104 sq km on the northern bank of the Uaso Nyiro River, with a river outlook of 16 km. Also the adjoining Buffalo springs reserve of 195 sq km resides along the same 16 km southern bank of the Uaso River.
The Samburu inhabited by the nomadic tribes which have change very little of the centuries and the reserve is also virgin with less visitors. Apart from the people of the region, Samburu has permanent water available from the 32 km of river ensures that plenty of wildlife and birdlife exists in the reserves at all times.
The reserve harbors a number of wildlife species rarely found elsewhere in any numbers. These include Grevy's zebra, the reticulated giraffe and the Beisa oryx all species found only north of the equator. Other species includes Elephant, the blue necked Somali Ostrich, Black rhinoceros, Leopard, Lion, Cheetah, Generuk, Buffalo, waterbucks, dik diks, hyenas and crocodiles in the river.
There are over 350 varieties of birds recorded and seeing well over a hundred species of birds per day isn't a hard thing. The most inspiring sight is the immense flocks of vulturine, martial eagle and helmeted, kingfishers, humming birds thousands of sandgrouse, falcon and doves just a few to mention.