Samburu-Buffalo Springs and Shaba National Reserve include in their boundaries all the flora and fauna to be found in the north of Kenya. The dry grasslands interspersed with acacias are interrupted from time to time by rich green vegetation, whenever enough water is present, e.g. the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River (with its huge Nile crocodiles) or in marsh regions. This countryside, dotted with volcanic peaks, offers a sanctuary to a wide variety of animals. These are baboon, reticulated giraffes, elephants, waterbucks, gerenuks and Grevy zebras. Lions and cheetahs are not quite so common, but plenty of leopards can be sighted. There are no longer any rhinos. Samburu Game Reserve covering 165 Sq. Kms in area is situated near Isiolo in the north. It is countryside of fairly dense bush equally thick with game. As well as Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino, Grevy's Zebra and reticulated Giraffe, you can see Leopard, Cheetah, Lesser Kudu, Eland, Oryx, Generuk, Dikdik, Impala, Gazelle and Waterbuck. Among the myriad birds are the Pygmy Falcons, Goshawks and Sparrow weavers. One can find superb accommodation at the Samburu Game Lodge, the Samburu River Lodge among other tented camps and lodges.