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.