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Samburu National Reserve Tour

Situated on the banks of the river Ewaso Ng'iro Kenya, The Samburu National Reserve is the biggest reserve in Kenya. On the other side of the river, the Buffalo Springs National Reserve lies in northern Kenya. It is 165 km ² in size and 350 km from Nairobi and can vary in height from 800 to 1230m above sea level. Geographically, it is positioned in Samburu in Rift Valley region.

In the middle of the reserve, the Ewaso Ng'iro through the Doum palm trees and thick riverine forest that provides water, without the game reserve could not survive in the arid country.

The Samburu was one of two areas where conservationists George Adamson and Joy Adamson made famous in the book-selling and award-winning film Born Free. The Samburu is also home to Kamunyak, a lioness famous for adopting Oryx calves. There are a variety of animals and birds seen in Samburu National Reserve. Several species are located in this unique area, including its unique dry-country animal life.

All three of the big cats, lions, cheetahs and leopards can be found here, as well as elephants, buffaloes and hippos. Other mammals frequently seen in the park are gerenuk, wild boars, gazelles, Grant, Kirk dik-dik, impala, antelope, Grevy's zebra, oryx and reticulated giraffe Beisa. Rhinos are no longer present in the park due to heavy hunting. There are over 350 species of birds including the Somali ostrich, Grey-headed kingfisher, Sunbirds, bee-eaters, Marabou Stork, Tawny eagle, Bateleur, Guinea fowl vulture, yellow Spurfowl throat, Rollier, the palm nut vulture, red-billed hornbill, secretary bird, Verreaux's eagle, superb starling, yellow-billed hornbill and vultures.

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