The most popular park in northern Kenya, Samburu’s dominant feature is the Ewaso Ngiro River, which slices through the otherwise bone-dry country. The river acts as a magnet for thirsty animals, and large numbers of elephants, Grevy’s zebras, giraffes and lions gather along the riverbanks.
Pros & Cons
Great wildlife viewing with four of the Big Five relatively easy to find (rhino excluded)
Interesting mammal species restricted to the arid north
Beautiful barren scenery
Excellent birding with many dry-country specials
A good range of accommodation catering to different budgets
Very hot and dry
Samburu offers great wildlife viewing and four of the Big Five are present. Rhinos are absent, but big herds of elephant cross the reserve. Of the big cats, leopards are very rewarding with some habituated individuals giving high-quality sightings. Most interesting are the northern Kenya specials including beisa oryx, lesser kudu, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra and the odd-looking gerenuk.
More about Samburu’s wildlife
Samburu protects an area of semi-arid savannah extending from the lovely Ewaso Nyero River. The reserve is made up of riverine forest along the water and dry acacia scrub peppered with termite mounds. Koitogor Hill marks the middle of the reserve.
Day 1: Nairobi – Samburu
Our driver guide will pick you from the your hotel at 0730hrs or Airport and drive north to
Samburu National Reserve to arrive in time for lunch at the reserved lodge or camp. After lunch
proceed for an afternoon game drive as from 1600hrs until dusk.
Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge /Samburu Simba Lodge or a Similar lodge..
Day 2: Samburu
This day will be spent exploring this amazing game reserve, with morning and afternoon game
drives. You can also opt to visit the cultural visits within the area.
Samburu Game Reserve offers a wide range of attractions. It is home to the Samburu tribe who
are also pastoralists. Owasso Nyiro River which runs along the southern boundary is home to
crocodile and hippo with the many animals visiting to drink during the heat of the day. In
Samburu you are likely to spot buffalo, leopard, lion, cheetah, Grevy’s zebra, Beisa Oryx,
reticulated giraffe and other plains game.
Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge /Samburu Simba Lodge or a Similar lodge.
Day 3: Samburu – Nairobi
On this day you will have an early morning game drive, return to the lodge for breakfast. Later
check out and depart for Nairobi with a stopover on the way for lunch to arrive in Nairobi late
afternoon. Drop of at the hotel or the airport to catch your flight back home.
The package includes
✔Full board shared accommodation
✔Services of an English speaking driver-guide
✔Park entrance fees
❌Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
❌Anything not mentioned above
Single room supplements apply
Above prices valid till December 19th, 2019.