Samburu Game Reserve

The Samburu National Reserve is a game reserve on the banks of the Ewaso Ng'iro river in Kenya. Samburu National Reserve is situated at the southeastern corner of Samburu District in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya, which separates it from the Buffalo Springs National Reserve. The Reserve lies within ecological zone V- which is classified as arid and semi-arid with a moisture index of 42 to 57, which indicates that evapotranspiration is greater than available moisture. Samburu National Reserve is the home of a very large number of birds. Resident birds, migrating birds, over 400 different species have been recorded in the reserve and its surroundings. There is a wide variety of animal and birdlife seen at Samburu National Reserve. Several large game species common to Kenya's northern plains can be found in abundance here, including the following dry-country fauna: gerenuk, Grevy's zebra, oryx, and reticulated giraffe. All three big cats, the lion, cheetah, and African leopard can also be found here, as well as the elephant, Cape buffalo and hippopotamus.