One of the famous Safari destinations in East Africa, Samburu National Reserve is located in Northern Kenya
and is a premier game reserve situated on the banks of the Ewaso Ng'iro river.
The reserve is where George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the lion cub, and where they wrote the best selling book, Born Free, which later became an award winning movie.
Joy later also wrote books about her pet cheetah and leopard, and today there is a museum dedicated to their memory at Lake Naivasha.
Rugged and remote, this wildlife reserve lies within the fascinating semi-desert area of
Kenya's Northern Frontier District. The Samburu National Reserve - a lava plain with steep-sided gullies and rounded hills - is physically dramatic
with the great Ololokwe table mountain in the background. The central feature of the reserve is the winding and looping Ewaso Nyiro river.
On either side of the river, a green ribbon presents a gallery of forest acacia, doum palm and Tamarind, which act as host to a multitude of birdlife.
Some of Kenya's rarer species like the long-necked gerenuk, Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, beisa Oryx and blue-shanked Somali ostrich can be seen here.
The Buffalo Springs Reserve butts onto Samburu in the south and is more or less an extension the same kind of environment. However, as the name implies,
the major source of relief in this reserve is an outflow of clear spring water which attracts migrant game and predators from miles around.
This reserve is bounded in the north by the Ewaso Nyiro which doesn't reach the sea but buries itself into the Lorien Swamp to the east.
El Moran Safaris offer a range of Samburu National Reserve safari holidays.
Whether you want to visit Samburu National Reserve on a fly in safari, or travel overland in a small group,
El Moran Safaris are the perfect people to ask.
The wildlife of Kenya is waiting to be discovered, so take a break from your beach vacation
and safari out with us to explore Kenya's national parks.
You'll be looking for dozens of species on our short, easy 2 or 3-day adventures here.