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BEST TIME TO VISIT BUFFALO SPRINGS FOR A NORTHERN KENYA SAFARI

At any time of year, Buffalo Springs National Reserve offers an authentic setting for your adventure-filled tour with AfricanMecca. The climate offers a comfortable ambience so you can enjoy the immense beauty of the landscape, wildlife and local villages. As with other wondrous East African safari destinations, the weather patterns include rainy and dry seasons. The presence or absence of precipitation affects some parts of your experience, so we recommend that you consider these subtle differences as you plan. We consider the long dry season from July through October to be the best time of year to visit Buffalo Springs National Reserve. The reason for this is that the watering holes that are sustained by the rains dry up, giving the animals few options for hydration and food. During these months, the animals are found gathered around permanent springs, as well as along the Ewaso Nyiro River. Therefore, fauna are easier to locate, and the minimal vegetation makes wildlife observation easier as well. While the terrestrial animal experience is optimum, visitor levels do increase as this coincides with the months when Americans and Europeans plan their family vacations to Kenyan parks like Masai Mara alongside Buffalo Springs Reserve. In the highlands, the drop in evening temperatures can be quite apparent, so we recommend that you bring a warm fleece. The long dry season is followed by a short rainy season in late October, November and most parts of December. While the weather may reduce visitor levels somewhat, spending Christmas and New Year’s in the wilderness is a popular African holiday dream of many guests.

Accommodation rates are slightly reduced during November and the first three weeks of December due to the short rains. While you may pay less for your room during the shower season, other costs remain constant throughout the year, including logistical travel including vehicle rates, park entrance fees, AfricanMecca guided services, meals and others. Accommodation prices are increased to normal levels from late December through the short dry season of January and February. Late March begins the long rainy season that lasts until late May through parts of June. The transformation of the reserve makes this the perfect time for an intimate trip to Buffalo Springs Reserve. Vegetation erupts from parched earth that is awakened with the rains, and the heart-touching events such as the birth of a herbivore will give you a lifetime of memories. Watch quietly as newborns stand and take their first steps under the gentle encouragement of their mothers who masterfully keep watch for stealthy predators hiding in the tall grasses. Navigating the terrain can be challenging, as roads and trails may be muddy and slippery. Your guide’s intimate knowledge of the area ensures that you can reach the best possible locations. As with the short rainy seasons, room costs are reduced during this time of year while other mentioned prices remain the same year-round. Daytime high range from 84 F (29 C) to 90 F (32 C) degrees depending on the month of travel while nighttime temperature drops to a degrees range of 61 F (16 C) to 66 F (19 C). The cool seasons are June to August with January and February being the hottest.
WHERE TO STAY IN BUFFALO SPRINGS
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WHERE TO STAY IN BUFFALO SPRINGS

Ashnil Samburu Camp and Samburu Simba Lodge are the two main accommodations. Both of these lodgings not only give you access to Buffalo Springs, but also the sister reserve -- Samburu Reserve.

SAFARI & TOUR IN BUFFALO SPRINGS
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SAFARI & TOUR IN BUFFALO SPRINGS

Buffalo Springs offers something for every guest, from expedition travelers seeking excitement and adventure to the more introverted guests who prefer to study the smallest details of micro-ecology.

GUIDE ON BUFFALO SPRINGS RESERVE
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GUIDE ON BUFFALO SPRINGS RESERVE

Buffalo Springs National Reserve is part of a larger ecosystem that includes Samburu and Shaba Reserves. It offers a serene setting where you escape into a vast landscape of remarkable flora and fauna.

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  • Dear Altaf, The itinerary you helped us set up was perfect in showcasing it as it allowed us to experience 3 completely different landscapes (Samburu, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara). Thank you...
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  • Dear Raza, I want to thank you and your team in Kenya for enabling my daughter and me to once again experience a series of fantastic game drives, safaris in Samburu, and two locations in the Masai Mara.
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  • This is to let you know my guests, The Bryant's, had a wonderful time on the trip Samburu, Masai Mara/Kenya, Chobe/Botswana & Victoria Falls/Zambia. Everything was perfect! Thank you..
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  • Jambo Altaf and Raza! We are back on earth now after our fabulous honeymoon. This is to say THANK YOU so much for organising a week in Kenya that we will never forget.....!
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  • Dear Raza, Wow. Incredible. Amazing. Exhilarating. You planned it to perfection. The places I stayed, the people who worked there, the food, the tours, the parks (Samburu is my favorite).
    Madison Hildebrand - New York, United States

EAST AFRICA SAFARI TRIP IDEA FOR BUFFALO SPRINGS IN NORTHERN KENYA

When visiting Buffalo Springs National Reserve, we recommend combining your safari with a visit to Amboseli, Masai Mara, Nakuru and Naivasha Great Rift Valley Lakes. You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Meru or Tsavo ending with a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.

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