Why Samburu National Park is a Top Tourist Destination in Africa

Why Samburu National Park is a Top Tourist Destination in Africa

Samburu game reserve is situated in the Northern Province of Kenya. It is rugged and a semi- desert. To get here you will cross the equator at Nanyuki and go to the northern hemisphere by passing the snow capped Mt Kenya lying astrand the equator line and huge blue mountains serve as a back drop to this game reserve. It is located in a hot and arid area characterized by a parched landscape of hills and plains. The combination of wood and grassland with riverine forest and swamp is home to a wide variety of wildlife. Samburu can be reached through Thika and Nanyuki and through Isiolo. Nairobi to Isiolo is about 300km and the road is in good condition up to Moyale. The main entrance to the Reserve is through the Archer’s Post Gate.

Samburu National Reserve is a top tourist destination and there is plenty to see and do as far as wildlife is concerned. The area is inhabited by a wide variety of animals, more so the rare species such as the long- necked gerenuk, gravy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa oryz. Other animals include the leopard, the mighty lion, elephants, crocodiles can be seen swimming in the Ewaso Nyiro River along with the hippo. As the Samburu people are pastoralists, domestic animals such as goats, cattle and camels can be spotted within the Reserve’s boundaries. The most unique of them all is the Gerenuk or antelope giraffe, distinguished by its extraordinarily distended neck and freakishly small head. It also possesses a unique manner of feeding, standing near-erect on its hind legs to stretch two metres above the ground and nibble on the leaves that other browsers can’t reach.

The Park has an abundant species of birds; ornithologists consider the park as heaven sent. Other spectacles include the crocodiles fighting over meat during feeding time. The forests along the riverbank are good for awakening the spirit of adventure in the traveler. The vegetation in the park is mainly two- fold, the plains are mainly arid and along the riverbanks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, vegetation is dense woodland.Across the river is the Buffalo Springs National Reserve. A bridge connects the two, and they are often grouped together by tour companies. Nearby is the swampy wilderness of the Shaba National Reserve.

The Samburu warriors dressed in the regalia provide entertainment in the form of song and dance whilst the African sunset envelops the park.There is a good selection of safari lodges and luxury tented camps in the Samburu Region. Samburu Intrepids and Samburu Lodge are just two of them. Safariline Africa offers custom made iteneariries to Samburu National Park at no extra cost. With a range of combination Safari packages to select from, the tour and ravel company offers a tourist the unieque chance of combining other Kenyan tourist destinations with the Samburu national park. Visit our website (www.safariline.com) today and book a safari today!

Safariline Africa Ltd a wholly owned subsidiary of Safariline (UK) Ltd was formed in 1996 to offer travellers with a passion for Africa and its abundant wildlife a sense of adventure and exploration without compromising service and standards even when 100km from the nearest civilization.

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