Buffalo Springs and Shaba National Reserves
A major attraction in Buffalo Springs and Shaba national
reserves is the Beisa Oryx which is rarely seen in other
Kenya National Parks
The blue-legged Somali Ostrich commonly seen in Samburu,
Shaba and Buffalo Springs National Reserves in Northern
Buffalo Springs and Shaba National Reserve together with the
adjacent Samburu, and divided by the river Ewaso Nyiro, the
three reserves form a very popular tourist destination because
of the diverse wildlife populations they support.
Unlike other wildlife areas in Kenya’s northern tourist circuit,
the reserves, which are popularly known as the Samburu
Ecosystem, sustain free ranging wildlife species both within the
three reserves as well as far into community lands.
in Buffalo Springs and Shaba Besides normal species found
elsewhere in Kenya, the area is a natural home to the five rare
species known as the five northern species which are endemic to
this area. They are Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, beisa
oryx, Somali ostrich and the gerenuk. Shaba is also the home for
the highly endangered Williamson’s lark. All these rare species
can only be found inside this game reserve.
Buffalo Springs and Shaba Game viewing safari, nature walks,
entertainment by pastoralist cultural dancers, and visits to
cultural villages to get the experience of nomadic lifestyle in