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Visiting Samburu Game Reserve On An In Kenya Safari

The Samburu Game Reserve should be in your itinerary when you plan an in Kenya Safari or any African Safari Holiday, because it is one of the less well known of the Kenya Game Reserves, and so less crowded, and in addition it has several species which are considered to be unique to the region. Going on an in Kenya Safari should not necessarily be all about the 'big five', but also the chance of spotting animals such as Grevy's Zebra, Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich, as well as Elephant, Lion and Cheetah. Sadly there are no rhino in the park because of poaching, but there are over 350 species of bird which includes Kingfisher, Sunbird, Bee-eater, Marabou Stork, Bateleur, Palm-nut Vulture. Last but not least the Usaso Nyiro River contains large numbers of Nile crocodiles, the second largest species of crocodile, who can grow up to 20ft. in length, weighing over1500lbs., and are known to snatch and devour a human Samburu Game Reserve is situated north of Nairobi, is only 40 square miles in size, and is part of the Northern Frontier District.

There re two entry points, the Buffalo Springs and Ngae Mare gates, and dominated by two mountains, the Koitogor and Ololokwe. There ia a river called the Uaso Nyiro or 'Brown Water' which flows through, coming from the Kenyan Highlands. The river is attraction for the animals, and the whole place is really quite peaceful beacause for many years it was difficult to get to, and there is a total absence of any industry. In terms of vegetation there is a mixture of grass, thorn trees, riverne forest and acacia. The lodges and camps in the Samburu Game reserve for the visitors includes, Bedouin Camp, Elephant Watch Camp, Larsen's Camp, Samburu Intrepids Club, Samburu Lodge, and Samburu Serena Lodge.

A god choice for your in Kenya safari, as part of your African Safari Holiday is undoubtedly Samburu Game Reserve, a much less crowded place to go.


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