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Samburu National Reserve
Samburu National Reserve

Samburu is home to plenty of wildlife, including leopards.

Dominating the landscape are rocky ridges, running north to south.

Samburu National Reserve

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Samburu National Reserve is one of the most important reserves in Kenya.
The reserve offers dry plains, grassland, acacia trees and doum palms…
…as well as scrubby bushes, wild fig trees and the pink, desert rose.
In the Samburu Reserve wildlife and birdlife are plentiful…
…thanks to the Ewaso Nyiro, northern Kenya’s biggest river…
…where animals gather to drink and seek shade.
The dominant mammal in the reserve is the elephant…
…with 900 individuals.
Samburu is also home to the Grevy’s zebra…
…leopard and lion…
…the Beisa Oryx…
… reticulated giraffe…
…as well as the unusual, long-necked gerenuk...
…and blue-skinned Somali Ostrich…
The birding here is excellent, with a very wide range of smaller birds…
…and birdwatchers can usually expect to see several dozen species.
The reserve is located in the homeland of the Samburu people…
…and you'll learn about their history and culture.
Samburu offers a wide range of activities, from game drives…
…and camel rides (or camel-accompanied walks)…
…as well as game walks led by experienced guides…
…and bird walks on the quest for rare species.
You can visit a local village on market day…
…and book a private sundowner…
Elephants, the red river and doum palms characterise safaris in Samburu.
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Samburu National Reserve is one of the most important reserves in Kenya.
Samburu National Reserve is one of the most important reserves in Kenya.
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The reserve offers dry plains, grassland, acacia trees and doum palms…
The reserve offers dry plains, grassland, acacia trees and doum palms…
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…as well as scrubby bushes, wild fig trees and the pink, desert rose.
…as well as scrubby bushes, wild fig trees and the pink, desert rose.
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In the Samburu Reserve wildlife and birdlife are plentiful…
In the Samburu Reserve wildlife and birdlife are plentiful…
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…thanks to the Ewaso Nyiro, northern Kenya’s biggest river…
…thanks to the Ewaso Nyiro, northern Kenya’s biggest river…
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…where animals gather to drink and seek shade.
…where animals gather to drink and seek shade.
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The dominant mammal in the reserve is the elephant…
The dominant mammal in the reserve is the elephant…
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…with 900 individuals.
…with 900 individuals.
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Samburu is also home to the Grevy’s zebra…
Samburu is also home to the Grevy’s zebra…
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…leopard and lion…
…leopard and lion…
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…the Beisa Oryx…
…the Beisa Oryx…
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… reticulated giraffe…
… reticulated giraffe…
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…as well as the unusual, long-necked gerenuk...
…as well as the unusual, long-necked gerenuk...
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…and blue-skinned Somali Ostrich…
…and blue-skinned Somali Ostrich…
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The birding here is excellent, with a very wide range of smaller birds…
The birding here is excellent, with a very wide range of smaller birds…
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…and birdwatchers can usually expect to see several dozen species.
…and birdwatchers can usually expect to see several dozen species.
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The reserve is located in the homeland of the Samburu people…
The reserve is located in the homeland of the Samburu people…
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…and you'll learn about their history and culture.
…and you'll learn about their history and culture.
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Samburu offers a wide range of activities, from game drives…
Samburu offers a wide range of activities, from game drives…
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…and camel rides (or camel-accompanied walks)…
…and camel rides (or camel-accompanied walks)…
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…as well as game walks led by experienced guides…
…as well as game walks led by experienced guides…
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…and bird walks on the quest for rare species.
…and bird walks on the quest for rare species.
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You can visit a local village on market day…
You can visit a local village on market day…
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…and book a private sundowner…
…and book a private sundowner…
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Elephants, the red river and doum palms characterise safaris in Samburu.
Elephants, the red river and doum palms characterise safaris in Samburu.
LOLDIA HOUSE in RIFT VALLEY

Safaris visiting Samburu

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Steppe Eagle Fly-in Safari

7 days • 2 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

Two comfortable tented camps overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro and Mara River put you at the heart of the action. Experience spectacular diversity in species and habitat with safari in Samburu and the Masaai Mara National Reserve.

US$4,020 - US$6,430 per person

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Lanner Falcon Fly-In Safari

8 days • 3 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

Three sister camps offer access to wonderfully remote regions across northern Kenya and the Maasai Mara ecosystem. Enjoy an exclusive safari experience with a range of activities that include great wildlife, superb guiding and considerable comfort.

US$6,170 - US$8,220 per person

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Where to stay in Samburu

Our suggestions for safari camps in Samburu National Reserve


Elephant Bedroom

Elephant Bedroom

Elephant Bedroom is a smart tented camp in the heart of the Samburu National Reserve, offering a good degree of comfort without divorcing you from the beautiful natural environment.


92% (24 reviews)
Saruni Samburu

Saruni Samburu

Saruni Samburu is a top-quality boutique lodge, with one of the most breathtaking locations in Kenya overlooking its own private conservancy.


94% (17 reviews)
Sasaab

Sasaab

Stylish and luxurious Sasaab has nine rooms with stunning views across the Ewaso Nyiro River to the plains beyond.


100% (2 reviews)
Joy's Camp

Joys Camp

Joy's Camp is a remote, luxury bush camp located in Shaba National Reserve in northern Kenya.


100% (1 review)
Larsens Tented Camp

Larsens Tented Camp

Larsen’s Tented Camp is a relaxed and welcoming camp, with 20 sturdy tented rooms, a good pool and a very engaging team of staff.


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