The Samburu National Reserve is 165 km² in size and situated 350 kilometers from Nairobi, Kenya. It is one of the areas where conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness of the best-selling book and award-winning movie Born Free.
Game species include: gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, oryx, reticulated giraffe, lion, cheetah, African leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo and hippopotamus.
In addition to over 350 species of birds, 0ther mammals often seen in the park include olive baboon, warthogs, Grant’s gazelle, Kirk’s dik-dik, impala, and waterbuck. Because of heavy poaching, a black rhinoceros population has been reintroduced after being absent 25 years.