Located east of Samburu and 70 kilometers to the north of Mount Kenya, lies a rugged and little-visited region. The reserve is home to different kinds of animals. It is bordered to the south by Ewaso Nyiro River, which separates it from the Buffalo Springs National Reserve. The Reserve in northern Kenya offers the astute African traveler 92 square miles of breathtaking scenery amidst arid grasslands and sparse woodland set against the backdrop hills of Shaba, a volcanic extinct highland. For many years, the park has retained a naturally serene and quiet feeling. Besides the numerous wildlife found in this game reserve, the park is also a bird haven. Driving to the park you will often see Samburu herding cattle through the thorn bush or watering camels in the river.