With its palm groves and dense forests the Samburu National Reserve offers pristine wilderness and breathtaking surrounds, boasting exceptional game viewing in remote splendour.
The best feature of Samburu is not the wildlife or the picturesque surroundings, but the fact that it is one of the lesser-visited regions in Kenya. The peaceful atmosphere and the authentic wilderness experience set it apart from the better-known wildlife reserves in the country.
Situated on the banks of the Ewaso Ngíro River, with its palm groves and dense forests, there is plentiful wildlife and the bird watching is especially good. The rest of the reserve is fairly hot and semi-arid, making for easy game viewing.
- The Samburu 5 – Grevy’s Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Beisa Oryx, Gerenuk and Somali Ostrich – can only be found in this part of Kenya
- This area is home to the Samburu people, cousins to the Maasai. Up here their culture has remained relatively undisturbed by the modern world and they are proud to share their ways and knowledge with visitors
- The area is well-known as a walking destination, in particular for walking safaris with camels, part of the Samburu way of life
- Samburu connects to two other parks, Shaba and Buffalo Springs, with no interruption - linking the three of them into one large park
Min: 20°C/68°F Max: 34°C/94°C
Min: 11°C/52°F Max: 25°C/77°C
Long rains: April to May
Short rains: November to mid December
- Best time to travelYear Round
- Traveling with Children Kenya offers wonderful value for families, with many properties running specialised children’s programmes. Please note that there may be age limits for game drives, walking safaris and adventure activities.
- Guest SafetyPlease consult your doctor for advice on malaria precautions and yellow fever vaccinations before travel to Africa.
- WildlifeThe “Samburu 5”, Somali ostrich, Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and Grevy’s zebra.
- LanguagesMore than 40 ethnic languages are spoken in Kenya, although the national language is Swahili. Most Kenyans also understand English.
- Flying to KenyaScheduled Flights: Nairobi is the main airport for international flights. From Nairobi local carriers connect to the major tourist destinations in both National Parks and beach areas.Shuttle/Charter Flight:
There are very good internal scheduled charter flights that connect Nairobi with the majority of National Parks in Kenya, as well as with Tanzania and Zanzibar. For people with time restraints there are very good private charters that can be arranged throughout.
- Currency Kenyan Shilling (KS) or US Dollar (USD).
Enhance Your Experience With
- Maasai Cultural Visits
- Bush Walks
- Game Drives & Guided Walks
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