The Samburu National Reserve is located north of Laikipia and contains savanna and scrawny and open bushland. This particular reserve also has massive doum palms that stretch towards the edge of Ewaso Ngiro and the fringing riverine woodland of acacias. The reserve also provides a desert-like climate, and many people visit the area to catch the glimpse of the unique wildlife.
There are many well-known reserves in Kenya and Tanzania as well, a region collectively referred to as East Africa, and one of these amazing national parks is the newly established Nyerere Park in Tanzania which at over 30000 square kilometers, is one of the largest national parks in Africa. The place is pretty unique, diverse, and beautiful.
However, the Samburu reserve is said to be one of the favorite destinations of many travelers because it’s different.
Why visit the Samburu National Reserve?
Apart from the beautiful wildlife and the unique climate conditions, there are many reasons to visit this beautiful reserve. Look below!
- You catch a glimpse of the “SPECIAL 5”: Even though the big five animals in Africa get plenty of attention, Samburu Reserve is known for its Special 5. Under the Special 5 you will come across the Grevy’s zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, the Beisa Oryx, Somali Ostrich, and Gerenuk. All these five animals are pretty rare, and you will not find them anywhere. These animals also stand out as the endemic to the Samburu environment.
- You will enjoy an exclusive experience: Samburu Reserve is not just one of the most visited parks in Kenya. But feels exclusive when compared with the southern sisters. The reserve has few lodges, which means it gets fewer visitors as well. This means the competition to view the unique wildlife is pretty low. So, there is no reason to be surprised when you find more animals than people.
- You will get mesmerized by the Milky Way: When you opt for a conservancy, which is situated at the exterior part of the region, you can easily indulge yourself in nightlife activities. These activities are not allowed within the national reserve. The bush walks and night game drives will enable you to watch the animals who are active at night. Along with that, you will also encounter the astonishing and breathtaking views of the Milky Way.
- Will enable you to explore a diverse terrain: Even though game drives are available within the park, the best way to explore the reserve is through the walking Safari. The river is located at the heart of the Samburu reserve. It distinguishes the flat and dry area that glows under the African sun. Overall, the entire place is pretty photogenic. The mountains, savannah, and forests also make an interesting combination.
- Get to meet the people from the Samburu tribe: The Samburu tribe is herding and nomadic. They are pretty similar to the Masaai because they dress just like them. Also, communicating with the Samburu people is not that commercial. The local Samburu community manages and operates the entire reserve. They do an excellent job when maintaining the brittle balance between wildlife security, tourist sojourn, and human inhabitation.
Visiting the Samburu Reserve will be a life-changing experience for you and your family and friends. There are so many things you will come across rather than wildlife. The place is beautiful, unique, and captivating at the same time. If you are a movie enthusiast or an avid reader, you are then well-aware that the movie Born Free features Samburu. Overall, your experience in this well-known national reserve will be one-of-a-kind.