Experience Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
Samburu Game Reserve is one of the few areas in Kenya that ‘s endowed with special five: Gerenuk, Somali Ostrich, Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe & Grevy’s Zebra. It is located on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro River and neighbors Buffalo Springs National Reserve on the opposite bank.
The reserve covers 165 km square and about 350 kilometer from Nairobi. It is one of the lesser-known destination, but is nevertheless teeming with life. In the middle of the reserve, the Ewaso Ng’iro flows through doum palm groves and thick riverine forests that provide water without which the game in the reserve would not survive. The Samburu National Reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George Adamson and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness, made famous in the best-selling book and award winning movie, Born Free and its sequels. It is also home of Kamunyak (the blessed one), a lioness who adopted six oryx calves between 2002 and 2003. Additionally, guests can have a cultural experience at this reserve by taking a visit to the traditional villages of the Samburu people that co-exist with wildlife harmoniously.
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Recommended Tours Featuring Samburu Game Reserve
These sample tours will give you an idea of what to expect when either traveling to Samburu Game Reserve or how we incorporate Samburu Game Reserve with the other destinations in Kenya. Please note that the following tours are meant to inspire you since your safari will be tailor-made by our travel experts to fit your needs and preferences within this destination.
Kenya Thrilling Safari
From $1,926 per person sharing
Nairobi, Meru, Samburu & Nanyuki
Kenya Authentic Safari
From $1,827 per person sharing
Ol Pejeta, Samburu, Aberdare, Naivasha, Hells Gate, Masai Mara & Diani.
Big Five Kenya Safari
From $1,785 per person sharing
Nairobi, Samburu, Ol Pejeta, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara
Map of Samburu Game Reserve
Places to Stay at Samburu Game Reserve
Below are some of our highly recommended places of stay at Samburu that have been tested and chosen by our travel specialists
Samburu Intrepids sits on raised decks overlooking the brown river where the elephants sometimes make an appearance or the crocodiles come out to lounge by the river’s banks.
As the only lodge in over 200,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness teeming with wildlife to explore exclusively, and guided by Samburu warriors passionate about their land and culture, the safari experience at Saruni Samburu is intimate and truly exceptional.
Elephant Bedroom Camp
Elephant Bedroom Camp provides a rustic yet stylish experience along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, in Samburu National Reserve. The classic safari camp is easily accessible all year
Samburu Sopa Lodge
Samburu Sopa lodge is built atop high ground allowing panaromic views of the vastness of Samburu shrub land and the hills beyond.
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