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Attractions of Samburu Safari in Kenya

Samburu National Reserve in Northern Kenya is a safari destination in Kenya. Located in the Rift Valley Province, the plains of Samburu are the hunting grounds of the famous African mammals. Samburu Safari in Kenya gives visitors an opportunity to explore the breathtakingly beautiful wilderness of the Samburu Plains.

Attractions of Samburu

Samburu lies about 350 km to the north of Nairobi. This lesser known game reserve of Kenya is one of the wonders of Africa. Despite its location in one of the most arid regions of Kenya, Samburu has one of the highest concentrations of diverse animal and avian species in Africa. The Uaso Nyiro River flows through the diverse habitats of the game reserve comprising of riverine forests, doum palm groves and grasslands dotted with acacia and thorn trees. Uaso Nyiro is the main water source in the game reserve. The banks of the river offer the best game viewing sight in Samburu. The main water hole of Samburu attracts the infamous Big Five animals of Africa (elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard) as well as numerous mammal and bird species. The river is inhabited by hippos and the Nile crocodile. Samburu is home to some of the endangered African animals including olive baboon, waterbuck, Kirk’s dik-dak, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Grant’s gazelle and warthogs. With more than 350 species of birds residing in the park, Samburu is a paradise for birdwatchers.

Itinerary of Samburu Safari

Although Samburu is the main destination of a Samburu safari tour, other national parks and prominent landscapes in the vicinity of the game reserve are also covered in the safari tour. On the way to Samburu from Nairobi, most travelers spend a night in the Treetops, the world famous game viewing lodge in Aberdare National Park. Located on the slopes of the Aberdare Mountain range, the rugged forested area of the natural reserve is a great place for spotting elephants, leopards, black rhino, buffalo and bongo roaming on the foothills.

After exploring the Samburu Plain, your next destination in the African safari tour would be Lake Nakuru. Lake Nakuru is renowned worldwide as the home of the pink flamingos. The alga growing on the lakebed during the wet season, lure flamingos and other birds species to the alkaline lake in the Great Rift Valley. The natural reserve is also an important sanctuary for animals and birds.

After spending a day in Lake Nakaru, head to Masai Mara, the most famous game reserve in Kenya.

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