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Buffalo Springs National Reserve

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About Buffalo Springs National Reserve

Country found in: Kenya
Parks total area: 131 km² (50 mi²)
Year established: 1985
Park wildlife: 15 animals listed
Anti-malarial: Not required

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Buffalo Springs National Reserve highlights

  • Big four
  • Cultural activities
  • Bird watching
  • Nature walks

Buffalo Springs National Reserve is located in the north of Kenya in the hot and arid lowlands of Mt. Kenya. In 1948, the reserve was established as part of the Isiolo - Samburu game reserve with the present boundaries established in 1985. The reserve covers an area of 131 km² (51 mi²) and has a altitude of between 850 meters (2,790 ft) and 1,230 meters (4,040 ft) above sea level. The management of the reserve is done by the Isiolo County Council.

The reserve is generally an old lava flow and olivine basalt volcanic soils plain that experience dry, hot and semi-arid climatic conditions. The reserve has also great features such as the Champagne Ride which is found in the southeast and an ancient lava-terrace.

Buffalo Springs National Reserve is home to the endangered Grevy's Zebra, elephant, gerenuk, oryx, giraffe, leopard, lion, cheetah, hyena and buffalo. The park has recorded over 365 species of birds that include the Somali ostriches that are widespread.

The reserve also has the rare flora and fauna flower vegetation because of its semi arid climate. Set up around stretch of the seasonal Ewaso Nyiro River, the river bank forest provides shade and therefore drawing plentiful of wildlife during the dry season and consequently maintaining many of the less migratory species all year round.

When is the best time of year to visit Buffalo Springs National Reserve?

The best season to visit the reserve is during the months of July and December in the morning or evenings to have an amazing experience.

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Tour by: Wild Race Africa Safaris

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Tour by: Keldonk Consult Ltd

This trip takes you through Samburu, Rift Valley, Kisumu to explore part of Western Circuit then back to Nairobi.

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Tour by: Adventure Holidays Co.

Itinerary outline: Day 1: NBO (Rock House Guest House) Day 2: NBO-Samburu. (Samburu Sopa Lodge) Day 3: Full M...

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Tour by: Kenya Turacos Safaris

Discover Kenya 15 nights 16 days Tsavo E & West,Amboseli,Nairobi,Samburu ,Aberdare,Lake Nakuru,Bogoria,Sweet,Mas...

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Tour by: Beacon Safaris

7 Days Safari Samburu-Bufallo Springs-Masai Mara

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Tour by: Campofrio Safaris

With magnificent views of majestic Mount Kenya, the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club Resort's 120 luxuriously ap...

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