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Samburu National Reserve is one of the few areas in Kenya that ‘s endowed with special five: Gerenuk, Somali Ostrich, Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe & Grevy’s Zebra. It is located on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro River and neighbors Buffalo Springs National Reserve on the opposite bank.

The reserve covers 165 km square and about 350 kilometer from Nairobi. It is one of the lesser-known destination, but is nevertheless teeming with life. In the middle of the reserve, the Ewaso Ng’iro flows through doum palm groves and thick riverine forests that provide water without which the game in the reserve would not survive. The Samburu National Reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George Adamson and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness, made famous in the best-selling book and award winning movie, Born Free and its sequels. It is also home of Kamunyak (the blessed one), a lioness who adopted six oryx calves between 2002 and 2003. Additionally, guests can have a cultural experience at this reserve by taking a visit to the traditional villages of the Samburu people that co-exist with wildlife harmoniously.

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