Thank you - we had an amazing time! We have prviously done four safaris in South Africa, Botswana and South Luangwa in Zambia, and I would say that as an all-round experience this was the best.
Shaba National Reserve
Shaba National Reserve in Northern Kenya is very beautiful and attracts many animals because of the River Ewaso Nyiro that runs through it, and the mixture of acacia, riverine forest, thorn trees and grass vegetation. Shaba is adjacent to Samburu and Buffalo Springs Reserves and shares similar wildlife but has far fewer visitors.
The Ewaso Nyiro flows from the Kenyan highlands, and terminates down stream at the famous Lorian Swamp. The natural serenity that is evident here is because of its distance from development, industriy and inaccessibility for many years.
Animals commonly seen in the Shaba National Reserve are elephant, lion, cheetah, grevy’s zebra, giraffe, gerenuk, buffalo, oryx, grants gazelle, dikdik and waterbuck. The river forest attracts a wide variety of birds.
Shaba National Reserve sees very few visitors and is off the main tourist trail making it an interesting destination for clients who have previously visited Kenya's better know resorts and who would like to see a much less well known but very beautiful part of Kenya. At the time of writing there was just the small upmarket Joys Camp offering game drives and activities within this reserve.