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Parks & reserves: Samburu, Buffalo Springs & Shaba National Reserves


Buffalo Springs has five camp sites with bad or no facilities at all. The public camp sites along Champagne Ridge, close to the Isiolo or Gare Mara Gate, are devoid of services and are seldom used, mainly due to the fact that their vicinity to the main road makes it an unsafe area. The lack of use has allowed vegetation overgrowth to such an extent that they are even difficult to find. The special camp site of Kubi Panya, in the south side at the west bank of the Maji Ya Chumvi river, is rarely used and different reports about its services vary depending on the source.

There are three camp sites in Samburu, scattered along the Ewaso Nyiro between Samburu Lodge and the West Gate. All of them are cleared spaces shaded by the trees, with scarce services. The sites closest to Samburu Lodge are safer. From the Butterfly public site, you may walk into the lodge for a refreshment, but do it only until 7 PM, since at this time the lodge gate is closed and the employees bring the leopard's bait to a tree across the river. If you happen to walk around after this time, seek the protection of an armed escort. The Vervet camp site, also close to the lodge, is frequently used by safari agencies.

Finally, Shaba hosts three distinct camp sites.


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Samburu, Buffalo Springs and Shaba National Reserves
Buffalo Springs
and Shaba NR
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Aberdare NP
Amboseli NP
Arabuko Sokoke FR
Arawale NR
Bisanadi NR
Boni NR
Buffalo Springs NR
Dodori NR
Hell's Gate NP
Lake Baringo
Lake Bogoria NR
Lake Elmenteita
Lake Naivasha
Lake Nakuru NP
Masai Mara NR
Meru NP
Mt. Kenya NP
Mt. Longonot NP
Nairobi NP
Samburu NR
Shaba NR
Shimba Hills NR
Tsavo East NP
Tsavo West NP