Explore Samburu National Reserve
Despite being one of the less well-known national parks, Samburu National Reserve is bursting with life. There is a lot to draw species from the nearby savannah plains to the area along the Ewaso Nyiro River. The reserve is abundant with wildlife, including several endangered northern specialized species such the Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk, and beisa oryx (also referred to as Samburu Special Five). Elephants and powerful predators like the lion, leopard, and cheetah live in the reserve as well.
The miraculous lioness known only as “Kamunyak” lived in the reserve and adopted the young oryx. Sightings of wild dogs are another frequent draw to this distinctive protected area. The number of documented bird species exceeds 450.