Samburu and Buffalo Springs reserves are located at the arid fringes of Kenya’s vast Northern Frontier District. This rugged and dramatic landscape is home to the Samburu people, the pastoral relatives of the Maasai. The Ewaso Nyiro River is the lifeline of the area, running along the southern boundary dividing Samburu from Buffalo Springs Reserve.

The habitat is dotted with Acacia and Thorntree woodlands, riverine forests and Doum Palms It is a land of diversity and contrasts, the ideal setting for a wide variety of wildlife, including endemic species such as Beisa oryx, the long-necked Gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and the Somali ostrich.