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  • Dear Rob, I am writing to thank you for arranging our safari. We had a wonderful time, even though it rained every afternoon! The Kicheche camps exceeded our expectations – the service and food were excellent. Nothing was too much trouble. The game viewing was great, we even saw wild dogs, something we had never seen before, the guides were all full of knowledge with a desire to share their information. We had a wonderful time on our last morning watching Acacia (leopard) and her cub up a tree with only one other vehicle to start with and then on our own – a fantastic ending to a great holiday. It was over far too soon. Once again many thanks.

    Heather and Jane travelled to the Laikipia and Masai Mara regions in Kenya
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Samburu Game Reserve, Buffalo Springs & Shaba National Park

Samburu is a relatively small reserve, but is continuous with two further protected areas, the Buffalo Springs Game Reserve and Shaba National Park, and some surrounding community lands offering low-impact tourism. The reserves lie at an altitude of around 3000’ about 100 kms north of Mount Kenya, and have a typical semi-arid habitat comprising essentially of acacia bush thicket, doum palm groves, and riverine woodland opening out into patches of saltbush grasslands and seepages. The Ewaso Nyiro River is the region’s lifeline, and responsible for the large animal populations, especially elephant and leopard, viewings of which are excellent. Other key game species found in these northern areas, include Grevy’s zebra, Reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx and the long necked gerenuk. The bird species are representative of the drier habitat, and include such delights at the vulturine guineafowl and golden breasted starling.

The people of the region include the colourful Samburu (cousins of the Maasai), the Sakuye, Ndorobo, Somali and Boran. The Samburu can often be seen on the borders of the reserves tending to their livestock.

Samburu and Buffalo Springs are very busy reserves, but Shaba and the low-impact community lands offer greater exclusivity.

For more information on Samburu safari options please call us on 01787 888590 or contact us to speak to one of our safari specialists.

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