This reserve is divided into to parts where by Samburu sits on an area of 104 sq km while buffalo spring occupies 131 sq km. From Nairobi town, the reserve is about 343km with an altitude of 2500ft.

This park provides a unique vista of rounded and rugged hills plus rolling plains. The mix of wood and grassland with riverine forest plus swamp is a habitat to a wide variety of animal and bird life, buffalo springs records over 365 species of bird. The reserve has a provision for game viewing and visibility is very exciting. Some species to see include the Grevy’s Zebra, elephants, Oryx reticulated giraffe and Somali ostrich. The area also has distinctive features.

Samburu Serena and Buffalo springs lodge, Larsen’s and a number of campsites where one can spend a night or more. KWS has o of the campsites.