Gently-flowing river waters. Landscapes that vary between grasses, bushland, and thin bands of forest alive with birdsong. Sandy tracks that wind across them all, crisscrossed by the fresh prints of antelope, big cats, and the giants of the plains.
Situated on the north bank of one of Kenya’s most important rivers – the Ewaso Nyiro – a multitude of species are drawn to Samburu’s lush grasses.
The big five are well represented, though it’s the national reserve’s rarest inhabitants that make this safari destination stand out. Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, long-necked gerenuk and shapely East African (Beisa) oryx can each get the heart pumping just as much as leopard, lion, buffalo, rhino, and Samburu’s red-dusted elephant herds.