This park is 314 kms from Nairobi. To get there by air is 45 minutes and by road 5 hours. Shaba game reserve is a semi desert with a rugged hilly terrain, with great rocky kopjes (small isolated hills) and lots of springs supporting the abundant wildlife. This place is teeming with klipspringer and hyrax who love the hills. The specialties that can only be found in this part of the world are the Grevy's zebra, the Somali ostrich, generuk and the reticulated giraffe .Plenty of lion and herds of elephants are also found here. Shaba Game Reserve was made famous by the late Joy Adamson and her lioness Elsa which and is often referred to as the Born free country.