Samburu and Buffalo Springs
... a harsh and spectacular land
Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserves lie adjacent to Archers Post, a small town set in the Northern Frontier District.
The north of Kenya is a harsh and spectacular land — unrelenting and stunning all in one breath. It is home to tough and fiercely independent nomads who wander this arid semi-desert, as the have for centuries, in search of water and grazing for their herds of sheep, goats and camels. It is both desolate and beautiful.
The Uaso Nyiro River is the life-source for much of the wildlife in these reserves and it provides some stunning scenery, having been shaped through millennia of erosion. The banks are flanked by lush greenery, in contrast the the dry and dusty arid lands beyond.
Two mountains dominate the landscape—Koitogor and the towering massif of Ol Lolokwe, which harbour many of the plant and animal communities typical of northern Kenya and provide a wonderful introduction to its landscape, flora and fauna.
The north is home to many unique and desert adapted species that are not found elsewhere – these include the Reticulated giraffe, the Grevy’s zebra, Beisa oryx, Gerenuk and Somali ostrich.
We love the north of Kenya for its sheer diversity of landscapes, cultures and wildlife.
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