Samburu, Buffalo Springs & Shaba National Parks, set in the semi-desert regions of northern Kenya, is where water yields life. Meandering through all three reserves and creating lush verdant river bank forests, the Ewaso Nyiro river draws great numbers of wildlife and some species not found elsewhere in Kenya.
The Samburu, Shaba & Buffalo Spings regions are the best place to find species endemic to northern Kenya; oryx, gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra and the palm nut vulture. Samburu's lion and leopard lie in prey among the riverine forests, which are in stark contrast to the arid, thorny acacia studded plains frequented by large herds of elephant, cheetah and an occasional pack of African hunting dogs.
The Samburu people are truly fascinating. Mainly herders of camel and goat, but share a great deal of ancestral ties with the Maasai. You often see the herders leading their flocks to the river for water.