Samburu & beyond
The Samburu Reserve stretches stark and rugged towards the Chalbi desert. A place of baked brown earth and parched vegetation, it is a place where you can experience the empty and wild side of Kenya - one of Africa's last true wilderness areas. Running through Samburu, Shaba and Buffalo Springs is the Ewaso Nyiro River - a permanent ribbon of green, with tamarinds, doum palms and acacia tress providing a respite from the sweltering sun. This is the lifeblood of the region where elephant, buffalo, impala herds and the endemic species of Grevy’s zebra, Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe and gerenuk all seek sustenance. Lion, leopard and cheetah are never far away, while swirling above, martial eagles, bateleurs and pygmy falcons patrol the skies. The absence of fences makes it one of the few places left that allows for the free movement of wildlife across a vast area. Inhabited by pastoral tribes with rich traditional histories that are collectively striving both to protect its ecological integrity and their own livelihoods there is no better way for you to experience the real Africa.
Why we like it
- Kenya's stark & arid north
- Majestic doum palms
- Elaborately adorned Samburu tribes
- Endemic Gerenuk, Grevy's Zebra & Reticulated Giraffe