Situated alongside the Ewaso Nyiro River, Samburu National Reserve is consisting of Palm groves and riverine forests of thick acacia trees, surrounded by arid and semi-arid ecosystems. Located in the North of Laikipia, one of the less-visited regions in Kenya, Samburu National Reserve promises an authentic wilderness experience in a tranquil environment. With pristine wilderness, this reserve is inhabited by iconic wildlife, more than 450 bird species, wild dog sightings, and famous for ‘Kamunyak’, the miracle lioness, who adopted the baby oryx is a resident in the reserve.
Kenya Safari Tours in this reserve is famous for most vulnerable northern species or Samburu Special Five such as Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk, and the beisa oryx. Other resident mammal species of this reserve are grant’s gazelles, impalas, waterbucks, dik-diks, olive baboons, giraffe, elephants, warthogs, hippos, etc. Famous for nature walking and birding safari in Kenya Safari Tours, the birds of prey like a palm- nut vulture, Verreaux’s eagle-owl, Egyptian vulture, lappet-faced vulture, etc. can be found in this reserve.
Samburu National Reserve is also the home of endangered bird species like great egrets, African darters, white-headed vultures, yellow-billed ox-peckers and the martial eagle can be found here.
Another attraction of this reserve is the most fascinating experience in cultural tours in this reserve is meeting with Samburu people and attending the Lmuget ceremony. The magnificent landscape, abundant wildlife, less traffic, and tranquil environment of Samburu National Reserve offer an opportunity to replenish your soul.