The Magical Kenya Travel Expo (MKTE) is a B2B trade show organised by our partner On Show Solutions for whom we handle the MKTE social media. This year we also took over the MKTE emailers to hosted buyers, exhibitors, hosted media, and trade.
In working on the mailers we shared some interesting information on Kenya with the international buyers ahead of their arrival in Kenya. Over the next little while, we will share this with you as well.
Basic information about Amboseli
- The Samburu National Reserve is located in the Samburu District in northern Kenya
- The reserve is situated alongside the Ewaso Nyiro River, the main source of water for the reserve
- It is ideal for those looking for wildlife experiences
- The reserve is in a rather arid area
- Days in Samburu are hot but the nights can be cool
Reasons visitors will love Samburu
- Spot wildlife species such as the “Samburu special five”. These are: the Somali ostrich, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx, and gerenuk
- Grevy’s zebra is the largest of the zebra species and, sadly, the most threatened of the zebra species
- The gerenuk is a unique antelope. It is often referred to as the “giraffe-necked” gazelle or the “giraffe gazelle”, giving you an idea of what it looks like
- Other wildlife in the reserve include lion, elephant, leopard, wild dog, cheetah
- The famous lioness, later named “Kamunyak” lived in the reserve. Kamunyak was a lioness that adopted oryx calves and protected them like she would have her own lion cubs. Her story is a moving and fascinating one
- Birdwatchers can see hundreds of bird species in the reserve, including golden-breasted starlings, Somali ostriches, and D’Arnaud’s barbet
- The Ewaso Nyiro River is a great place for animal sightings as the wildlife will visit the river to hydrate
- The peace of Samburu coupled with its scenic beauty make it a magical place to visit
Watch this video about the Samburu people and how they help preserve our wildlife.
Are you a frequent traveller to Kenya? What do you think we should have included on this list? Tweet us and let us know.