Samburu and Shaba

This is starkly beautiful expansive rangeland that is found at the northern foot of Mount Kenya. The arid and semi arid wilderness sits in a divide between the populous agricultural highlands of Mt. Kenya and the vast lowlands of the northern frontier inhabited by nomadic pastoralist communities in which livestock and wildlife coexist.

Shaba National Reserve and Buffalo Spring National Reserve with the adjacent Samburu National Reserve, and divided by the River Ewaso Nyiro, the three reserves host diverse wildlife. The Samburu ecosystem supports free ranging wildlife species both within the three reserves and into community lands. Beside other game species found in elsewhere in Kenya, the area is home to the rare five Northern Species consisting of the Grevy’s ,Zebra , reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx, Somali ostrich, and gerenuk. Shaba is also home to the highly endangered Williamson’s Lark.

Activities experienced here are Game viewing safari, nature walks, the pastoralist’s cultural and traditional dances, visit the local villages and encounter nomadic lifestyle.

  • Samburu National Reserve
    Samburu National Reserve
    The Samburu National Reserve is located on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River in Kenya. Across the river is the Buffalo Spring and Shaba National Reserve in the northern Kenya formerly known as the Northern frontier district. To get to Samburu you pass on the shoulder of the second highest peak in Africa after Mt Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya and drive northwards to the vast rangelands stretching into the distant horizon clouded.....
  • Shaba National Reserve
    Shaba National Reserve
    Shaba National Reserve is part of three adjoining savanna national reserves that lay on either side of the Northern Uaso Nyiro River, 340km North, North East of Nairobi (Samburu, Buffalo Springs and Shaba). The Northern section of the park includes a 34km stretch of the Uaso Nyiro River; here and elsewhere in the reserve are numerous springs and swampy areas, although some have bitter tasting water.

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