Departure city: Nairobi , Kenya
Accommodation: Budget | National Parks: Samburu NR | Special Interest: Wildlife Safari
Valid: Jan 1st to Mar 31st & Jun 1st - Jun 30th
* 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
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.
Here are some of our recommendations to you for getting through a safari:
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: