Samburu National Reserve Safaris
Samburu National Reserve is situated in the hot and arid shrublands of Kenya's northern region, adjoining with Buffalo Springs and Shaba National Reserve. Set in a remote location, Samburu National Reserve is not very well-known, which is precisely its attraction as it is virtually devoid of tourists.
Samburu Game Reserve is relatively small, but offers some of the best game viewing in northern Kenya. The rugged and dramatic landscape is traversed by the Uaso Nyiro River, which provides an essential water source for the reserve's inhabitants, including a number of species rarely found anywhere else, such as the Beisa oryx, Grevy's zebra, Reticulated giraffe, Vulturine guinea fowl and Somali ostrich. Samburu is also home to large herds of elephant, gazelle, gerenuk, waterbuck, dik dik and predators such as lion, cheetah and hyena, which may be spotted on daily game drives. An unusual treat on a Samburu safari is that leopards are commonly seen in daylight.
Samburu Game Reserve is placed within the ancestral lands of the Samburu tribes "“ a clan of the Maasai. To the uninformed eye they could easily be confused with the Maasai, as they wear the same traditional bright clothing and jewellery, and have similar cultural beliefs and customs. The Samburu tribe have a nomadic pastoralist lifestyle with a close attachment to their livestock, which they live off. They play a major role as part of the attraction of the Samburu region, due to the unique cultural experiences they offer tourists through traditional ceremonies, cuisine, dances and sale of traditional crafts.