3 Day Safari to Samburu

Departure city: Nairobi , Kenya

Accommodation: Budget | National Parks: Samburu NR | Special Interest: Wildlife Safari

Valid: Jan 1st to Mar 31st & Jun 1st - Jun 30th

only$ 345

* based on 6 participants

Samburu National Reserve is one of the less known game reserves of Kenya, but well worth the visit! On the banks of a river, there is plenty of trees and water to attract animals from far and wide. As with the rest of Kenya, anywhere you find an abundance of animals, you will find predators not too far behind.

The beauty of Samburu National Reserve’s less known reputation is the lack of crowds making for a more intimate game experience than some other parks offer. Samburu National Reserve lies in the Northern part of Kenya. Count Telekis Companion Von Holnel, visited the area in the early 1860s and described it as teeming with game especially buffalos and rhinos. Samburu National Reserve is one of the 56 protected areas in Kenya. It is famous North of the equator because of the richness of flora and fauna; it can be reached through Nairobi-Isiolo-Marsabit road and Maralal-Wamba-Isolo road.

Lying on the floodplains and the bottom land of Waso Nyiro drainage system in the Great Rift Valley. It rises to an altitude of 2785 ft above sea level and covers an area of 390 km2. Samburu National Reserve was established in 1948 as part of the enormous Marsabit National Reserve under the national park ordinance.

There are over 50 species of wild animals in the reserve including unique species of Gravy Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Besia Oryx, Grater and Lesser Kudu, Gerenuk, Somali ostrich, pancake tortoise and others. There are over 450 species of birds identified and aquatic species in the Waso Nyiro River.

The neighboring communities to the reserve are the Samburu tribe a clan of the Maasai. They play a major role as part of tourist attraction in the area due to their unique cultural experiences by tourist through traditional ceremonies, food, dances and sale of traditional crafts.

Day 1: Nairobi to Samburu National Reserve
Around 7.00 in the morning, you will be picked up at your Nairobi hotel or airport to begin the adventure to Samburu National Reserve. So let the journey begin! We will arrive in Samburu for the lunch. There we will have our first game drive and for sure we will meet a lot of impressive animals! After the game drive we will have dinner an overnight at the lodge.

Day 2: Samburu National Reserve
Today you will have a full day in Samburu with morning and evening game drives. After breakfast, we will head out for a game drive and see many animals graze. This is a semi-arid park and has got lots of trees, water, and shades which entice wildlife. You will also get to see the famous “Big Five” that is lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, buffaloes, and many more. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Lodge.

Day 3: Samburu National Reserve to Nairobi
After an early morning breakfast, leave Samburu National Reserve through an exit with a game drive en-route. You will drive back to Nairobi and arrive at the hotel just in time for lunch. Later on you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight back home.

Price of the entire trip: $345 *with 6 people on board.
Gather your friends or join with other travelers on this trip to bring the price down!

Terms & conditions

  • A better price for everyone! Get a refund for every additional traveler joining your trip.
  • The overall rate of this trip, with every additional passenger, gradually decreases
  • This trip will be paid via Direct Pay Online, an easy & reliable service that all modes of payments, all cards, mobile money, all currencies, mobile apps & card readers.
  • This trip is based on a shared usage of rooms – a single usage of rooms will result in an additional fee.

Inclusive: 

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport in safari van with pop-up roofs, so you can make easily photos during the tour
  • Full board accommodation while on safari
  • Park entrances fees
  • English speaking driver & guide
  • Government taxes and levis

Exclusive: 

  • Tips and gratuities for driver & guide
  • Lunch on the last day
  • All items of a personal nature such as drinks, beverages, tobacco, laundry and any other items not specified above.

Side note:
Tour concludes with drop off at your flight or hotel. Please note safaris return between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm, therefore we recommend if you are departing Nairobi the same day you do not book a flight any earlier than 8:00 pm.

CHECKLIST

Here are some of our recommendations to you for getting through a safari:

  • Plenty of sun protection, lotion or cream (High SPF)
  • A wide-brimmed hat to shade you from the sun, this should have string/straps if standing in the van or jeep as it could be blown off.
  •  A good pair of sunglasses as you are on the equator where the sun is very strong. Prescription sun spectacles are not recommended as may scratch or fall off the vehicles.
  •  Bottle’s or jugs of water to keep you hydrated. Spending a lot of time in the sun, even when wearing hats and sunglasses will dehydrate you in most cases
  • A fleece/jumper/sweater for the early morning (or a safari jacket) and evening game drives, as it tends to get very chilly, especially in the highlands and in the Masai Mara.
  • Shorts and t-shirts or light trousers for the daytime.
  • Long trousers and long or short-sleeved shirts for the evening and protection from mosquitoes
  •  Plenty of film or flash card memory for your camera and a battery charger for all electronic devices.
  •  Swimming costumes/bathing suits as most of the lodges and camps have swimming pools.
  •  A good pair of binoculars (there’s usually just one pair in vehicles).
  •  A pair of safari shoes or trekking boots.
  • A pack of wet wipes.
  •  Mosquito repellent.

TIPPING GUIDELINES

The following amounts should only be used as a guideline, but of course, for outstanding personal service, you are more than welcome to give a higher tip:

  •  Porterage                   US$ 1.00 per bag
  •  Dining room staff         US$ 1.00 per person per day
  •  Your driver/tour guide   US$ 5.00 per person per day