Buffalo Spring Reserve
Details of Buffalo Spring Reserve
The Reserve lies in Isiolo district at the northern foot of Mt Kenya. Covering 132km sq it lies within arid and semi arid zone and the climate is hot and dry. These lands make over third of Kenya’s area but home to less than 5% of Kenya people who are nomadic pastoralists communities and here wildlife coexist freely with wildlife.
The Buffalo Spring Reserve - diverse and unique wildlife
Among the vegetation which is mainly acacia woodland and bush-lands and river-line forests there are plenty of elephants, the rare Reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra (cousins to Burshell Zebra) and Beisa Oryx. There are the gerenuks which are seen often standing on their hind legs and using lock necks to reach tops of the thorny shrubs, the elands, lesser and greater kudus, impalas and warthogs. You will not miss the leopard, cheetah, lion and large elephants herds are seen crossing the river Ewaso Ng’iro and bathing at the banks. Hippo pools along the River and basking crocodiles are also visible. There is a waterhole for the buffalos in the reserve where animals gather in dry seasons for fresh clear water and the Reserve draws its name from this spring.
Recorded over 300 birds
They have recorded over 300 bird species such as secretary birds storks, sandgrouse, pygmy falcons and martial eagles among other birds.
The reserve is popular with tourists because of its diverse and unique wildlife. Among the vegetation which is mainly acacia woodland and bush-lands and river-line forests there are plenty of elephants, the rare Reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra (cousins to Burshell Zebra) and Beisa Oryx.