Samburu’s lifeline is the Ewaso Nyiro River, which meanders through Samburu National Reserve, leaving a trail of lush pasture for the reserve’s thousands of species.While in samburu get to discover Shaba National Reserve,Buffalo Springs National Reserve and Samburu National Reserve which by the way is located on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro. Known for its famed lionesses and other big cats, this reserve also has its own ‘big five’ that are seldom seen elsewhere in the country ; the Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, East African Spiesbok, Gerenuk and Somali Ostrich.
The long dry season from July to October is the best time to visit Samburu. You enjoy sunny, blue skies with almost no rain.That is not all,water sources are limited during this period which leaves the animals congregating along Ewaso River.Game drives often follow the winding, sandy tracks close to the meandering river, where almost anything from a pride of lions to a herd of elephants or a flight of graceful, leaping impala to grevys zebras can appear at any moment.
Also get to learn more about the camel,goat cattle-herding nilotes that are Samburu people.They are closely related to the Maasai’s.
My love for my long nosed friends(elephants) has drawn me to Samburu quite a couple of times.Its guaranteed that you wont miss them while on a game drive in Samburu National Reserve.
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I loved Elephant bedroom more. Unlike the other lodges you do not need to go on a game drive to view the eles,they come to you.They usually roam around the camp.
In case you’ve never been to Samburu before,i hope you find these pictures inspiring enough to give it a go.
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