best places to visit in Isiolo County

The Best Places to Visit in Isiolo County

Isiolo is a county located in the former eastern province of Kenya. Its capital city is Isiolo, and its largest city is Isiolo, with a total population of 268,002. Isiolo has the best places to visit example, buffalo springs, also Shaba national reserve and Lewa down wildlife conservation, and many others.

Buffalo Springs National Reserve.


Buffalo Springs was established in 1948 as part of the Isiolo and Samburu game reserve, the boundaries were established in 1985, and the reserve is managed by Isiolo County Government.


The reserve is located south of Samburu game reserve, which lies on the other side of the Ewaso Ngiro River.


There is a narrowband forest along Ewaso Ngiro River, which includes Tana River poplar and magnificent specimens of Acacia elatior.


Wildlife includes the endangered Grevy’s Zebra and Grant’s Zebra. Other mammals include the reticulated giraffe, the African bush elephant, oryx, gerenuk, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, and hyenas. Over 300 species of birds are recorded in the reserved example, vulturine guinea fowl, Taita falcons, and many others. The river is the home to hippopotamuses and crocodiles. Somali ostriches are found in reserve, and it is larger than the Maasai ostriches, and they are distinctive for their indigo neck and legs.

Shaba National Reserve.


Shaba National Reserve was founded in 1974. It is found in the east of Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserves. Shaba is smaller than the Samburu reserve and has more forest on the Riverline.


Shaba has fewer game species such as Maasai giraffes and Grant’s zebra than the Samburu game reserve. Klipspringer and hyrax are many and are found in the hills. Warthogs and bat-eared foxes make them in domed termite mounds in the shrubland. Shaba is commonly known for having large lion pride that rests during the day under thickets of toothbrush trees. During the night, the black-backed jackal, striped and spotted hyena are found easily. The reserve is a habitat for rare species that include the reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, and the endangered. Other fauna includes leopard and African elephant.

Birdlife is plentiful in Shaba to that of the Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserves. The near-threatened and poorly known Williams’s lark is found in the regions of rocky lava semi-desert with low Barleria shrubs.

Samburu National Reserve.


Samburu National Reserve is located on the banks of Ewaso Ngiro River in Kenya, and on the other side is Buffalo Springs. It is located in Samburu County.


Large game species found in northern Kenya can be found here, including grevy’s zebra, oryx, and reticulated giraffe. The three big cats can also be found here, as well as the African elephant, buffaloes, and hippopotamus.

Other mammals that are seen frequently are warthogs, olive baboons, and waterbuck. The Ewaso Nyiro River contains a large number of Nile crocodile basks. A black rhinoceros population has been introduced again into the park after truancy of 25 years due to heavy poaching.


Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.


The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is relatively close to historically volatile areas of northern Kenya, where banditry and poaching were once prolific. The threat to Lewa’s wildlife and, in particular, its rhinos is always present, although, withife improved security throughout northern Kenya and increasingly good relations with its neighbors, the situation has improved in recent years. The rhinoceros inhabitants require monitoring and protection constantly due to their threatened status, continued pressure, and the recent event of rhino poaching elsewhere in the country.

To provide a high level of sanctuary for the wildlife, especially the endangered wildlife, as well as the people of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, it is important to have an extremely effective security system.

Lewa’s security operation covers a well-trained and highly driven ranger force, both armed and unarmed; a tracker dog team; and a dependable communications network with its neighbors, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), local government agencies, community conservancies joined forces with the Northern Rangelands Trust and private wildlife conservation projects and conservancies in the area. Regular flying surveillance is carried out, and the boundary electric game fence is maintained.

Neighboring communities and other organizations frequently request Lewa’s assistance with support and follow-up to incidents such as poaching, cattle rustling, and banditry. Lewa’s micro security operations have a good record: only two rhinos have been lost to poaching on the Conservancy (Ntoiye and Tana were shot on 26 December 2009; Tana survived until 5 March 2010).

Lewa was the only wildlife haven in Kenya not to have lost a rhino to poachers in 2014. Lewa’s anti-poaching teams have been stationed in other rhino sanctuaries following serious levels of rhino poaching and have effectively reduced rhino poaching as a result. In 2015 Edward Ndiritu, employed at Lewa as leader of the Anti-Poaching Unit and the Northern Rangeland Trust, received the Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award from Prince William.

Isiolo town is beautiful despite being a small town, with the scenic beauty of hills surrounding the down and a mixture of cultures and people. Isiolo is set to become a major city in 2030. Isiolo is known for its local industry of bronze, copper, and aluminum production and its large market. Its major landmark is the Jamia mosque and the catholic church.

Isiolo is a growing city with a large number of developments and beautiful wild animals in the wild and the beautiful birds too. I hope you will for sure enjoy visiting Isiolo.


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