Samburu, Northern Frontier, Kenya
Despite the severe drought that is affecting Northern Kenya, Sasaab has recorded fantastic sightings including a herd of over 200 endangered Grevy Zebra and 80 elephant. In addition, a friendly female leopard (named Osiligi by camp staff, meaning ‘Hope’ in Samburu) with two young cubs is living in the cave just behind the lodge and is seen daily. Although very aware of the recent security threats to visitors to the Samburu area, Sasaab managers Tony and Ali have advised that security is now better than it has been for many months. Sasaab is fortunate in that it is part of a joint community initiative and located outside of the main reserves.