Buffalo Springs National Reserve
Buffalo Springs National Reserve named after an oasis of clear water at its western end, is a wildlife protected area in central Kenya established in 1948 to protect the endangered Gravy’s zebra, other notable wild animals in the reserver include lion, elephant, oryx, gerenuk, cheetah, hyena and about 360 bird species. The reserve is home to the Somali ostrich as well which enjoy the hot, dry and semi-arid climate
Managed by Isiolo county council, the reserve is located south of the Samburu National Reserve, which lies on the other side of the Ewaso Ngiro river.
This current boundary was first established in 1985 and includes an area of 131 sq kilometers. It ranges in elevation from 850 to 1,230 meters above sea level.
The terrain is made up of gently rolling lowland plains of ancient lava flows and fertile volcanic soils of olivine basalt.