Samburu National Reserve

December 3, 2019
Kenya Parks

Samburu National Reserve lies in the Northern part of Kenya. It is famous because of the richness of flora and fauna. Lying on the flood plains and bottom land of Waso Nyiro drainage system in the Great Rift Valley, it rises to an altitude of 2785 ft above sea level and covers an area of 390 km2. It can be reached through Nairobi-Isiolo-Marsabit road and Maralal-Wamba-Isolo road.

There are over 50 species of wild animals in the reserve including unique species of Gravy Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Besia Oryx, Grater and Lesser Kudu, Gerenuk, Somali ostrich, pancake tortoise and others. There are over 450 species of birds identified and aquatic species in the Waso Nyiro River.


  • Buffalo Springs
  • Unique flora and fauna
  • Game drives in the Samburu/Shaba/Buffalo Springs reserves
  • The endangered Grevy’s zebra
  • The Ewaso Ngiro River
  • The samburu community

Samburu National Reserve & Lodges

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