Written on: September 08, 2013
I visited in March 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 crocodiles, which were so huge, on the banks of this river. I could also see some big animals swimming across the river while the crocodiles vigilantly timed them to get them as their prey. While driving, we could see nature at its best as there was a lot of peace and quiet since there were not so much tourists, as compared to the other national reserves and parks.
Apart from the common warders within the reserve, we noticed lions, leopards, Kirk's dik-diks, gemsboks, giraffes and gerenuks among other animals. We also saw a number of birds that differed in species, some of these birds included; white-headed Buffalo-weaver, Lilac-breasted roller, yellow-necked spur fowl, Rueppel's long-tailed starling, white-browed Sparrow-weaver and brown snake-Eagle among many other bird species. Within the reserve, we found some villages with Doumpalms and Acacia trees where the friendly Samburu people live, who are in a way like the Maasai people. With the springs around, the surrounding area is usually marshy, making some of the animals attracted to the place. The reserve is just one of the most beautiful places that I would recommend for anyone.
I am an outgoing person and fun loving. I can say I am a group traveler. Whether with friends or family, in the wild or at the beaches, it's always fun when it involves everyone. The beach games, swimming, the hikes, game drives and I feel safe in the crowd when a li...
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,...
I like to drive. I've driven everywhere from remote Australian deserts to the South Pole to Madagascar.
I've been to Africa twice now for a total of around 7 months, completing an overland trip from Cape Town to Addis Ababa and north-to-south drive of Madagascar.
Written on: Aug 06, 2013
| Visited: Apr 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 no...