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Buffalo Springs National Reserve

Why Buffalo Springs National Reserve

This Buffalo Spring National Reserve  is the most famous National Reserve in the Northern part of Kenya. It was founded in 1948. The reserve is separated by Samburu National Reserve and by the Ewaso Nyiro river, thereby making Buffalo National reserve an excellent choice for guests who love to camp at the foot of the rivers. Buffalo Springs has a beautiful site, diverse birds, a vast landscape, and wildlife roaming along the large vast of land,  making it a favorite for guests looking to enjoy a bumpy safari ride with safari lodges and safari camps on Kenya’s bush countryside.

How to Get There

By Road: The Buffalo Springs National Reserve is located 85 kilometers North of Mount Kenya and about 355kilometers from the capital city Nairobi. It goes to mean that the trip to Buffalo national reserve is a 5-hour drive by road. Tourists visiting the park from Nairobi will use Nanyuki highway to Isiolo, later join a 22km marram road.

By Air: The National Reserve has its Airstrip which is used by scheduled flights from Nairobi city, connecting visitors via other major tourist destination along the way. Tourists may also use the Nanyuki Airstrip which is a few hours from Mount Kenya and the Buffalo National Reserve.

What to Expect at Buffalo Springs National Reserve

The Kenyan Safari Camps and Holidays: Buffalo Springs National Reserve can be accessed all year round. The hot temperatures ranging from 30c and 20c between mid-year of July and September make it an exciting place for camping. The vast grassland with swamps and riverine forests makes it a tourist spot to various wildlife and species. Visitors who spend the night at the lodges in the park or camping in the wild get to experience a beautiful sunrise, and they can make magical photos.

Bird species:  the vast grasslands give a variety of different species. They are 390 bird species in buffalo springs. Tourists who do forget to carry binoculars get to miss out on the birding opportunity. Some of the prestigious birds to spot are the Somali ostrich, Abyssinian ground hornbill, great egrets, martial eagles, African darters, and the famous yellow-billed ox-peckers. Bird watching in Buffalo Springs is exceptional because all dry country species will be located there. The best time for bird watching is from November to April.

Wildlife: Buffalo Spring is home to many species and excellent wildlife viewing. During a safari drive, animals will be easily spotted and visitors will come across several rare species some hunting each other. Animals include elephants, buffalos, hippos, olive baboons, giant gazelles, leopards, lions, cheetahs, and the river Nile crocodiles which are significant in number.


Buffalo springs host several accommodations which are located in distinct areas of the vast park. Some of the lodges are the Samburu Simba lodge and the Asnil Samburu camp.

Why is This Park Is Famous For

  • The reserve serves as a habitat for wildlife and rare species animals.
  • Bird viewing is a significant event in the park.
  • Buffalo Springs is the place to be.
  • Spectacular landscape views from the Ewaso Nyiro river attracts tourists
  • Entertainment by local communities who are pastoralist and tend to make the visitors welcome
  • Game viewing safari in the vast jungle is a moment not to forget
  • Camping in the park is accepted for  adults and children.

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