Monday, 25 April 2016
Samburu National Reserve
Samburu National Reserve is 350 km from Nairobi covering an area of 104 km2 lying in the Northern part of Kenya on a semi rugged desert with the doum Palm groves . Situated alongside the Ewaso Nyiro River, there is plenty to attract wildlife from the surrounding Savannah plains. There are over 50 species of wild animals and 350 species of birds in the reserve including unique species of special five: Gravy Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Oryx Besia, Gerenuk, Blue necked Somali ostrich, the three cats lion, cheetah, leopard, pancake tortoise and others like Greater and Lesser Kudu.
Neighboring communities to the reserve are the Samburu tribe, a clan of the Maasai. They play a major role as part of tourist attraction in the area due to their unique cultural experiences by tourist through traditional ceremonies, food, dances and sale of traditional crafts.