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Samburu & Buffalo

Not as popular as some other parks in Kenya, but it is hard to see why. Samburu and Buffalo Springs are divided by the sandy Ewaso Nyiro River but are essentially the same. This area of Northern Kenya is lower, drier and hotter than the Maasai Mara but the rewards, especially along the river margins, are huge.

Ringed by vertiginous escarpments everything about the park is unusual from the geography to the species. Among the rarer species to be seen here are the gerenuk, endangered Grevys zebra, Reticulated giraffe, Vulturine guinea fowl and the Golden starling. For elephants and leopards it is simply sensational and it is not uncommon to see large herds crossing the river on the same game drive as leopards lounging on fallen trees.

Other highlights: Samburu Village and The Ewaso Nyiro River 

Updated at: 02-01-2016