Wildlife in Northern Kenya

Northern Kenya is one vast wilderness and one of the few areas in East Africa where close encounters with large mammals outside protected areas are almost a given. The area contains almost a full hand of Kenya’s iconic animals, but many that you know and love from the south are here in different forms. Grevy's zebras, elegant thin-striped animals, patrol the plains, as do the beautifully blotchy subspecies of giraffe known as the reticulated giraffe. Then there are all the creatures that don't tend to occur elsewhere: the gerenuk, a type of long-necked antelope, and the beisa oryx are the most obvious. The birdlife, with numerous species not found elsewhere in Kenya, is possibly even more impressive than the roll call of large mammals.