These three adjoining reserves lie 325 km from Nairobi in the hot and fringes of the vast northern region of Kenya. The reserves are within the lands of the colorful Samburu tribe, relatives of the famed Masai.
Furthermore they are the home to wildlife species rarely found elsewhere, including Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk gazelle, oryx, reticulated giraffe and the Somali ostrich. Some of these species are so well adapted to the dry area, that they con go for long periods of time without water, surviving only on moisture obtained through their food. Elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and more common savannah game are also abundant here.
One of the main features in the area is the life-giving Uaso Nyiro River, broad and often sluggish with a large population of crocodile, seen frequently at almost every meandering bend. Along the river banks clusters of doum palm and riverine forest add shade and contrast to the surrounding countryside and provide a habitat for a variety of many primate species, elephants roam the hills which punctuate the scrubland and often seek solace and contentment in the shallow waters of the river and it is nearly a daily occurrence to find herds drinking and bathing in a spectacle of sheer satisfaction.