Samburu National Reserve
The Samburu National Reserve is a 165 km² nature reserve in the dry north of Kenya. It is located in the Rift Valley Province on the Uaso Nyiro River, about 350 km north of Nairobi and borders on the Buffalo Springs National Reserve, with which it forms a unit. The Shaba National Reserve a few kilometres to the east belongs to the same ecological area. The Samburu National Reserve rises from 850 m in the west to 1250 m in the east. It is characterised by drought with an annual precipitation of less than 400 mm. Dry scrubland and open grasslands are the predominant forms of vegetation. Only the Uaso Nyeru is lined by a narrow gallery forest. There are some mountains covered with dry bushes.