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Samburu National Reserve

Samburu National Reserve lies in the Northern part of Kenya and is one of 56 protected areas. It is famous because of the richness of flora and fauna. Lying on the flood plains and land of the Waso Nyiro drainage system in the Great Rift Valley, it rises to an altitude of 2785 ft above sea level and covers an area of 390 km2.

Botanist have identified more than 2 dozen plants communities, but thorny scrubs cover much of the reserve, the most common being Acacia elator, Acacia tortolise, Salvadora pesica and the Down palms.

In the 1960s and 1970s more than 160 fossil remains of early man including Homo Habilis and Homo Erectus were discovered, putting man's origins back three million years. More than 4,000 fossil specimens of mammal and Stone Age artefacts have been discovered here.

As well as the Big Five, there are over 50 species of wild animals in the reserve including unique species of Grevy's Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Besia Oryx, Grater and Lesser Kudu, Gerenuk, Somali ostrich, pancake tortoise and others. There are over 450 species of birds identified and aquatic species in the Waso Nyiro River.

  • Elephant Bedroom Camp

    Elephant Bedroom Camp Set on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in Samburu National Reserve, Elephant Bedroom Camp is surrounded by doum palms and other indigenous trees and shrubs. This small and exclusive camp consis...

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  • Elephant Watch Camp

    Elephant Watch Camp is set on the sand banks of the Ewaso Ngiro River, beneath Kigelia trees and Acacia Elatiors. It is home to some of the largest bull elephants in Samburu who can often be spott...

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  • Saruni Samburu Lodge

    Saruni Samburu Lodge Perched on the top of the Kalama mountains, Saruni Samburu is built on the pristine land owned by the Kalama Wildlife Conservancy in the 240,000 acre Gir Gir Group Ranch. The lodge offers a first-...

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  • Sasaab Camp

    Sasaab Camp Sasaab Camp is a new property located near Samburu, on Samburu community land within the Ngutuk Ongiron Group Ranch also known as the West Gate Conservancy. The lodge is built using locally source...

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