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“Prepare for the adrenaline rush...” - Mwas

The Exciting Samburu National Reserve

Views: 526 Visited: Mar 2011 Reviewed: Sep 10, 2013

As I mentioned in my last review of the trip to Buffalo Springs National Reserve, the Samburu National Reserve is just next to it as they are divided by River Ewaso Nyiro, which means brown water, making these reserves sisters. In Samburu National Reserve my friends and I could not believe all the wonders that were associated with this place. It is the very place where a baby Oryx was adopted by a lioness and where “Elsa” the lion who was featured in the Born Free movie was raised, making it news all over the world. With this in mind, we started our game drive to see this awesome place as our mouths were half way open almost half the drive. Personally, I had to be convinced that the log or rock I thought I saw was a crocodile. In the National Reserve, we also saw many other eye-catching animals including the great big five; elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo.

We also saw multiple birds including the Masai ostrich among other beautiful and rare species of birds. I was particularly happy to see the Samburu people within and around the reserve where there is this incredible view of Ololokwe and Koitogor mountains. These people look more or less like the Masai people, making it difficult for a first-timer to notice any difference. I got to learn a bit about their culture as we interacted and got to know each other a little better. They are actually the people who camped alongside us at night making it feel even safer as we did not want to spend the night in the lodges, just so we could feel the thrill for this adventure. This is a place I would recommend to anyone planning on visiting Kenya. I loved it as it made me feel free and connected to the nature when on the safari.

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