Samburu County is a county in the former Rift Valley Province, Kenya. It covers an area of roughly 21,000 km² (8,000 mi²) in northern Kenya where the Samburu, Turkana and many other tribes live. It stretches north from the Wuaso Ng’iro River to the south of Lake Turkana and also includes Mount Kulal which lies just east of Lake Turkana.
Samburu is one of many tourist destinations rich in wildlife. With species unique to the region such as the Gerenuk, Grevy Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, and the Beisa Oryx.
Intermingling with the various cultures and enjoying the wildlife is an incredible experience which everyone should have.
5 Things to do When You Travel To Samburu:
1. Visit Sasaab:
Sasaab is a place of rich natural diversity with an astounding number of animals. The architecture follows a Moroccan design principle. It also comprises of remarkable views across the Laikipia Plateau toward the jagged peak of Mount Kenya.
2. Go to the Samburu National Reserve.
Samburu National Reserve is a rugged and semi-desert park located in Samburu district in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. The park neighbors the homes of the Samburu tribe of Kenya, a tribe known for their remote culture, pastoral and nomadic way of life.
The Uaso Nyiro River cuts through this reserve, drawing a big population of Kenya animals to the park. The river bustles with activity from its huge population of Nile crocodile.
3. Ride a camel
Ride a camel along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. A Samburu guide will guide the camel along the riverbank’s trail and into the local villages.
4. Mingle with the Samburu people
Discover their nomadic way of life, and participate in activities around the homestead such as goading cattle into the pen, making traditional ornaments and milking goats.
5. Discover the rare five species
If you are lucky enough, you’ll be able to spot the rare five species during a game drive, which are the Beisa oryx, the Somali ostrich, gerenuk, the reticulated giraffe and Grevy’s zebra. Explore the county’s main wildlife sanctuaries that are Samburu National Reserve, Shaba and Buffalo Springs reserves.