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
Long rains: April to May
Short rains: November to mid December