Buffalo Springs the reserve has a serene setting where you escape into a vast landscape of amazing flora and fauna. The protected area comprises of unique landscape that includes lava terraces, rolling grasslands, doum palms, forests, scrub brush, Ewaso Nyiro River and springs for which the reserve is named.
Buffalo Springs Reserve is part of a larger Samburu ecosystem that includes Samburu National Reserve to the north and the nearby Shaba National Reserve. The extensive open protected land allows the wildlife to traverse safely between the reserves
Bird-watching haven, Buffalo Springs is an ornithological hub with more than 450 species recorded here that includes birds that are found in arid northern bush country and riverine forests.
Globally threatened species that thrive under the protection of the reserve includes the lesser kestrels and Taita falcons. The great egrets, martial eagles, African darters and yellow-billed ox-peckers are on the list of vulnerable species. Endemic species include lilac-breasted rollers, grey-headed kingfishers, and bee-eaters, yellow-billed hornbills only to mention a few.
Buffalo Springs Reserve: What Game
- The rare northern species of reticulated giraffes, vulturine guinea fowls and Grevy’s zebras, Somali ostriches, Beisa oryx and Gerenuks. Also found here is wildlife that is present in many of Kenya’s other parks, reserves and private conservations.
- Other browsers and grazers include elephants, hippos, the frolicking olive baboons; buffalos, Grant’s gazelles, as well as the elusive predators, such as leopards, lions, and cheetahs even have a chance to see African wild dogs.
Buffalo Springs Reserve: What Activities
- For the adventurous tour and explore the scenic landscapes, animals and inhabitants
- On game drive travel across vast reserves with an expert guide to locate diverse wildlife for a ones in a life time experience such as witness a predator e.g. a lion or cheetah make a kill for meal
- Experience the playful teasing of gazelles on the savannah grasslands obvious of the menacing African predators
- Motherly instinct of a protective mother elephant fend off crocodiles on the beach banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River
- A guided nature and birding walk so that you can discover the small and delicate details of the reserve while uncovering the hidden smaller insider’s information that peer from bushes, trees and rocks accompanied by members of the local Samburu communities.
- Culture immersion - The Samburu are generously personable and happy to share their traditions and beliefs, visit their villages for a complete learn their ancient culture
Buffalo Springs Reserve: Best time to visit
- All year round
Buffalo Springs Reserve: Where to stay
- Samburu Simba Game Lodge and Ashnil Samburu Game Lodge