Samburu National Park



The Samburu National Park is a game reserve on the banks of the Ewaso Ngiro River. On the side of the river is Buffalo springs National Reserve. The park is 165 sq km in size and is situated 350 km from Nairobi. It lies in altitude from 800 to 230 m above sea level. The park was established in 1985. It is on edge of pork Ewaso Ngiro River flows through Doum palm groves and thick game in this region could not survive.

The Samburu National Reverse was one of the two areas in which  conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness made famous in the best-selling book and award – winning movie Born free. The Elephant watch camp, of which Saba Douglas Hamilton is the director, lies within the park.

The park is a home of Kamunyaka, a lioness adopting Onyx Calves.

The park is home to as many as wild animals including: Gerenuks, Gray’s Zebra, Onyxes and Reticulated Giraffes. All the big cats can also be seen in the park, i.e. Lions, Cheetahs and African Leopards. Other animals frequently seen in the park include: Olive baboons, Warthogs. Grant’s gazelle, Kirk’s dik diks, Impalas and Hippopotami and the Rhinoceros.

The population also decreased due to heavy poaching in park. The park is a home to 350 bird species.

 

TOURIST ATTRACTION:

Game drives, Birding, fishing at Ewaso Ngiro river.