A long morning game drive into Samburu National Reserve on a recent safari proved to be packed with great wildlife viewing.
A leopard with a kill up a tree, elephants wading across the Ewaso Nyiro River, a bush breakfast with a view, and some magnificent lions.
Making our way towards West Gate on our way back to Sasaab Lodge for lunch, our spotter, Eric saw a lioness in the distance on the side of the inselberg above Samburu Lodge. We moved in closer and one by one a new lion appeared until we saw there were 2 mature lionesses, with 3 of their immature offspring.
Geology and gemstones in Kenya's arid northern wilderness
One of the most breathtaking safari destinations in East Africa is Kenya’s Northern Frontier District(NFD), an area of spectacular landscapes, rich in striking topographical features, and steeped in complicated, yet fascinating geological history.
This arid wilderness area is home to the Nilotic Samburu and the Cushitic Boran and Oromo tribes who have learned to survive in this harsh region as nomadic pastoralists for over 200 years, moving their cattle, camels, goats, and sheep through the seasons in search of grazing and water.
The region is also a fascinating ecosystem of remarkable flora and fauna, and is well known for its elephant population, and distinctive dry country species such as the Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Oryx and Gerenuk.
Scenic helicopter flight over Kenya's Noerthern Frontier District
Experience an eagle's view of the breathtaking scenery in Kenya's Norhern Frontier.
From the arid plains and rust coloured river beds to the lush green forests of the Mathews Range.