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Samburu National Reserve

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About Samburu National Reserve

Country found in: Kenya
Parks total area: 165 km² (65 mi²)
Year established: 1985
Park wildlife: 16 animals listed
Anti-malarial: Recommended

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Most-visited month: July

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Located in Northern part of Kenya about 350 kilometers from the capital city Nairobi, Samburu National Reserve has an area of 165 km² (103 miles²) and rises to an altitude of 800 m to 1230 m (2625 ft to 4035 ft) above sea level. The game reserve is home to a number of rare species such as Oryx Beisa, Grevy’s zebra, giraffe and gazelle. The reserve also has other animals such as the lion, leopards, elephants, cheetahs and the endangered black rhino. You can also find in the park more than 400 species of birds that include the Somali ostrich with a blue neck.

In the year 1948, Samburu National reserve was established as part of the vast Marsabit National Reserve under the decree of the national park. However, with the financial help from Elsa Trust, Samburu Game Reserve was formed in 1962. The park is famous for its richness in flora and fauna because of its semi arid climatic conditions.

Today, the reserve has a minimum of 900 elephants, 450 recorded bird species, wild dogs, the three big cats – lion, cheetah and leopard as well as buffaloes and hippos.

Samburu National reserve provides an amazing experience for various activities such as day and night game drives, nature walks conducted by the local Masai / Samburu warriors, events like Maralal camel derby, camping in open skies, swimming either in the lodges amongst other many fascinating activities.

When is the best time to visit Samburu National Reserve?

With its peaceful atmosphere and the authentic wilderness experience, Samburu National reserve can be visited at any time of the year.

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