Samburu, June 2012 – Part 1

Samburu National Reserve is a place you quickly fall in love with and for me started my addiction to the African safari.

The mountainous scenery forms a magnificent back drop to watch the wildlife in the reserve, including Sumburu’s special five.  The Ewaso Ng’iro River is the southern boundary of the park and attracts huge herds of elephants, in this otherwise semi-arid area.  From the moment of touching down at the airstrip I was blown away with the variety of the birdlife.

During our time in Samburu we stayed at Samburu Intrepid Tented Camp, a great camp with a very dedicated and friendly team of staff.  Sebastian a Samburu young elder was our guide for the duration of our time in the reserve.  Sebastian’s dedication and understanding of the wildlife meant that we often had sightings of lions, leopards, elephants to ourselves, including one of the most memorable moments where we witnessed a herd of elephants crossing the river.

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13 thoughts on “Samburu, June 2012 – Part 1

  1. Not hard to imagine you fell in love with this place, I am falling for it just by viewing your pictures 😀
    Which time of the year did you go there? And which time of the year did you do the walking safari in Zambia?

    • We visited Kenya in June, which was outside of the peak time in both Samburu and the Masai Mara however found this not to be an issue as it meant the parks were quieter so we had many fantastic sightings to ourselves. We didn’t manage to see the migration in the Mara as we were about a month too early though hoping to in Tanzania in a few weeks time, fingers crossed! We visited Zambia in May, just outside of the wet season.

      • Thank you, planning according to weather is always a bit tricky since it has to match vacation too. I wish you a great trip to Tanzania! Looking forward to more amazing pictures 🙂

  2. I am awestruck! You are an amazing photographer and I too can sense the thrill and excitement you must have felt to have been behind the lens when you saw these incredible creatures! I LOVE the family of elephants crossing the river.
    Karen

    • Karen you are very kind and hearing you say has made my day. I love being on safari as you never know what is going to appear around the next corner. The elephant crossing is one of my particular favorite memories from Samburu.

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