Buffalo Springs National Reserve


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Written on: August 06, 2013   |   I visited in April 2009 Whoa! What are you doing this far north?!
Well, you will be rewarded for your intrepid nature, I assure you.
There are many of the same fantastic fauna that you can see elsewhere in Buffalo Springs. The true value here lies in the fact that you DID come this far north.
The change is radical, as you stand at the edge of a desert/nearly wasteland that stretches northeast well over 1000 miles to the Gulf of Aden. What does that area encompass?
Well, SOMALI for one thing.
I would love to say don't worry, but it turns out that you are on the edge of bandit country. To the north, trucks travel in convoys and are fired upon not-infrequently.
Keep your head on a swivel. No joke.
That said, go north.
What?!
Many of the true gems to be found in this landscape lie futher into the desert, and a rare side of Africa unseen by 99% of travelers awaits in the Marsabit area.
Enjoy your time at Buffalo Springs and neighboring Samburu. The wildlife and lack of crowds are reward enough.
Then head past Archer's Post into a true no-man's land :)
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Mar 09, 2014   |   Visited: Sep 2013.
Tucked in the arid parts of northern Kenya is the Buffalo Springs National Reserve, eponymously named after springs in the park. The park is vast with endless plains of scrub and thorny bushes. Being on the rain shadow of Mt. Kenya, I found this place a bit hot. The animal population here I can say is medium. There are numerous herds of the endangered Gravvy zebra,... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Sep 08, 2013   |   Visited: Mar 2011.
During the month of March, 2011, we visited the awesome Buffalo Springs National Reserve. The National Reserve is bordered by Samburu National Reserve, which is divided by the Ewaso Nyiro River. We got an open Safari truck that drove us through the reserve’s bumpy and rough road where we could see different kinds of animals. I happened to see some remarkable crocod... read more
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