Major safari activities to do at Buffalo Springs National Reserve

Major safari activities to do at Buffalo Springs National Reserve : The Buffalo Springs, a pristine water oasis at the western edge of the reserve named for Mount Kenya’s subsurface streams, is the source of the reserve’s name. The reserve essentially extends the boundaries of the Shaba National Reserve to the east and the Samburu National Reserve to the south of the Ewaso Nyiro River. Although these three are separate reserves, each with its own management, the majority of publications and websites treat them as if they are a part of the Samburu National Reserve. Buffalo springs national reserve is a wonderful safari destination which offers the most incredible safari activities with unforgettable safari moments to the tourists who explore it.

Originally established in 1948 as a component of the Samburu-Isiolo Game Reserve, the reserve covers 32,371 acres. It was later divided from the Samburu Game Reserve by officials, who established new limits for it in 1985. The reserve, which is located between 850 metres (2,790 feet) and 1,230 metres (4,040 feet) above sea level, is currently administered by Isiolo County.

The reserve was used by the Mau Mau as a tactical escape area during Kenya’s independence war. A lot of people think that General Mathenge, one of the leaders of the Mau Mau revolt, passed through this reserve on his way to Ethiopia. But nobody ever saw him again, and it’s still unclear where he ended up.

Major safari activities to do at Buffalo Springs national reserve. 

Do the Champagne Ride.

Take in the stunning views of the gently undulating lowland plains composed of olivine basalt volcanic soils and ancient lava flows. But the Champagne Ride which passes across an old lava terrace in the southeast of the reserve should be the highlight of your Kenya safari.

Get Yourself a Toothbrush.

Take guided excursions through the riverine forests and along the Ewaso Nyiro River’s banks. Look for many tree species, such as the Acacia Elatior, Doum Palm, and Tana River Poplar. Another possibility is to come upon a desert rose with vivid pink blossoms. The Salvadora persica shrub, popularly called the toothbrush tree, supplies food for elephants and its twigs are used as toothbrushes by the nomadic Samburu people.

Major safari activities to do at Buffalo Springs National Reserve

Spot Hippos and Nile Crocodiles.

Numerous animal species, including African elephants, cape buffalos, reticulated giraffes, endangered Grevy’s zebras, oryx, gerenuks, and common zebras, find refuge in Buffalo Springs National Reserve. Should fortune favor you, you may even get to catch a glimpse of large felines like lions, leopards, cheetahs, or hyenas. At the river, you might also see Nile crocodiles and hippos. Somali ostriches, which are larger than Maasai ostriches and easily recognized by their indigo necks and legs, inhabit the reserve. In addition, the reserve is home to approximately 365 species of birds that have been identified there. The reserve offers you the real magnificent spotting of unique and awesome animal species on your Kenya safari.

Best time to visit Buffalo springs national reserve.

The best time to see wildlife in Buffalo Springs National Reserve are during the dry months of January through February and June through September. Your chances of seeing wildlife may be slightly hampered if you arrive during the long rains (April) or right before the end of the short rains (November).

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