Accommodation in Samburu and Buffalo Springs

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Sasaab Samburu

Set between the Ewaso Nyiro River and the Lekurukki mountains, the scenery here couldn’t be more beautiful. The nine thatched cottages are Moroccan-themed, with designer touches and private plunge pools. Mountain bikes, or even camels, are available when you’re tired of the back of a 4×4.


Tamimi Kenya is committed to upholding sustainable environmental practices, whilst providing unique safari experiences of quality. They aim to increase the positive impact of tourism on the social and physical environment and have developed an environmental management plan, to reduce their impact on the environment. They are constantly developing projects which cover three main areas of Community, Environment and Wildlife Conservation.

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Samburu and Buffalo Springs

This is the biggest of the three reserves in northern Kenya. Samburu has good populations of elephant, buffalo, cheetah and lion, but it is the best place to Kenya to spot leopard. What’s more, there is the ‘Samburu Five’ which are endemic: the Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Besia Oryx, and long-necked Gerenuks, all of which are commonly sighted. Another delightful sight are dik diks (the smallest of the antelopes) dashing across the roads or seeking shade in thickets.The reserve has some wonderfully intimate camps.

The location of the Samburu National Park forms a unit with Buffalo Springs and the Shaba National Reserve. It lies on the Ewaso Nyiro River and is part of a wondrous savannah which is broken up by mountain slopes. Parts of it are strewn with volcanic rock – another unique wildlife setting.

Between the savannah and forests, a picturesque landscape is created and arguably this scenery is a reason alone to visit. The diverse range of animal species it has to show off is not just an added extra, but a welcome accompaniment.

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