Of Kenya’s northern frontier game sanctuaries, Samburu National reserve is the most easily accessible the Ewaso Nyiro River, with its ochre sandbanks line with whispering doum palms, meanders through Samburu reserve. The reserve is home to some species found nowhere else in Kenya – Somali Ostrich, Beisa Oryx, Grevy’s Zebra and the long-necked antelope, Gerenuk. At Samburu, you will see large hippo and crocodile populations.
The eco-system of Samburu includes riverine forests, giant fig trees, good bush cover, toothbrush trees (so called because the Samburu people use their twigs for teeth cleaning). Activities – Cultural visits to Samburu Manyattas, local community projects, Elephant tracking – a day excursion requiring advance booking, visit the Save the Elephants research camp.