- TypePrivate ( 2 - 7 Persons) per Car
- Main ActivityWildlife Viewing
- TransportJeep or Safari Van
- AccommodationLodges/Tented Camps
- Game drives
- Scenic drives with Mt Kenya and Mt Ololokwe views
- Special Five Sightings Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and the beisa oryx (also referred to as Samburu Special Five).
- 4 of Big five sighting (Leopard, lion, elephant and buffalos).
- Other wildlife
- More Options to Enhance your Trip
About Kenya 3 Days Samburu Safari
Our Kenya 3 Days Samburu Safari takes us to Samburu National Reserve –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.
The reserve is rich in wildlife with an abundance of rare northern specialist species such as the Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and the beisa oryx (also referred to as Samburu Special Five).
The reserve is also home to elephants and large predators such as the lion, leopard and cheetah. Kamunyak the miracle lioness that adopted the baby oryx was as a resident in the reserve.
Wild dog sightings are also a common attraction to this unique protected area. Birdlife is abundant with over 450 species recorded.
The road network inside Samburu National Reserve is in good to decent condition. There are five gates to enter Samburu National Reserve: Archer’s Gate, which is the main gate near Archer’s Post, just a few kilometers off the
Marsabit highway; West Gate at the western border of the reserve with West Gate Community Conservancy; Kalama Gate in the north at the border with Kalama Community Conservancy; and Waso Bridge Gate, which is used when crossing the Ewaso Nyiro bridge coming from Buffalo Springs National Reserve, that lies opposite Samburu National Reserve on the southern banks of Ewaso Nyiro river in Isiolo County. When arriving by air, you find gate services at the central airstrip. The airstrip is served daily to/from Nairobi by Air Kenya and Safarilink.
On our 3 Days Kenya Samburu Safari we have an option to stay at the following accommodation facilities.
Samburu Sopa Lodge – Located inside the Samburu National Reserve in Northern Kenya, Samburu Sopa lodge is built atop high ground allowing panoramic views of the vastness of Samburu shrub land and the hills beyond. The lodge is built to reflect the architectural heritage of the local communities whose sons and daughters make up the majority of the workforce at the lodge. Fifteen cottages, each with two bedrooms are built in an arch formation on either side of the public areas to surround the waterhole but leaving a wide gap to allow the animals free movement to the water.
Ashnil Samburu Camp– is a luxury tented set in the spectacular backdrop drop of the Mighty Ol Olokwe mountain fronting Ewaso Nyiro River. The 30 exclusive luxury Tents are spread out along the shady banks of the river under a thick stand of doum Palms.
It features an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by sun lounges, a garden and a Lounge bar offering views of the
African savannah. Each tent features a decked Terrance with views of the Ewaso Nyiro River. The restaurant offers views of the river and serves a variety of menus comprising of Oriental, traditional and international cuisines. A range of activities are available on request and comprise of game drives, Nature Walks and a cultural visit to the Samburu village, bush meals like bush lunch/dinner and sundowners.
Elephant Bedroom Camp – The surrounding Samburu National Reserve is an area of spectacular scenery; its dry plains bisected by the meandering river, with the backdrop of Africa’s dramatic mountains, including Mt Kenya. The 14 spacious tents have rustic and colorful African touches, offering all the comforts; including a private plunge pool on the deck, hot and cold running water, electricity (and complimentary herbal shower and bath products.)
The lounge and dining area is decorated with vibrant safari style, its soft intimate lighting assuring that this is the ultimate place to relax in between exciting game drives. Elephant, Monkeys, Impalas are amongst the camp’s many regular wild visitors, whilst Samburu National Reserve has a good number of lions and leopards and offers the opportunity to see many species endemic to northern Kenya.
This 3 Days Samburu Safari is 100 percent customizable. E.g you can choose accommodation that suits your budget to add more days or extend to other destinations.