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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

Reviews of safaris to Samburu National Reserve

42 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Samburu.

Showing 21-30 of 42
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Mr & Mrs P

"Our Kenya 2017 trip"

I visited Kenya between 18 Sep 2017 and 4 Oct 2017
"An unexpected and excellent surprise" Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 16 on a Kenya safari
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Mr & Mrs BP

"Nostalgic trip to Kenya 2017"

I visited Kenya between 25 Aug 2017 and 4 Sep 2017
"This was a carefully planned holiday to Kenya where we have visited many times before.
Our 3 favourite places are Samburu, Masai Mara and Diani Beach.

We had already decided on Little Governors Camp as this is a family favourite. Richard helped us choose Saruni and Kinondo Kwetu.

The entire trip was a fantastic success. The lodges/hotel complimented each other perfectly.

They were all different but the overall trip included 2 different, both fabulous, safari locations and a wonderfully relaxing beach location.

I can't fault it, its a trip we all loved and will remember for a long time.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No, I really can't think of anything!" Read full review: 10 nights in Africa; 10 on a Kenya safari
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Ms D

"My July 2017 Trip"

I visited Kenya between 22 Jul 2017 and 30 Jul 2017
"Overall a really great trip. Porini Camp was not great , but maybe I have been a little spoilt in recent years having stayed at some amazing spots, Elephant Bedroom being one of the best.

As I mentioned I really loved the Samburu area, and would love to go back next year." Read full review: 8 nights in Africa; 8 on a Kenya safari
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Mrs D
Worcester Park

"My First Long Stay In Kenya"

I visited Kenya between 20 Jun 2017 and 4 Jul 2017
"As a whole my first long trip to Kenya was successful and everything took place as planned. The trip gave me a good insight about safaris and background knowledge of the natural world in Kenya, although my stay at Severin Safari Camp could have been better managed. I hope to revisit in the future and I certainly will want to return to Ol Pajete.

Being advised against visiting Lake Turkana was correct. Whilst in Kenya I spoke to people who had visited Turkana and they found the place unbearable because of the heat.

Lastly, thank you James for helping to sort out the trip at such short notice.

P.S. Apologies for the length of my Feedback but my memory got the better of me." Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 14 on a Kenya safari
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Ms J

"Fall, 2016"

I visited Tanzania and 2 other countries between 13 Oct 2016 and 6 Nov 2016
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Mr & Mrs R

"Kenya Safari"

I visited Kenya between 4 Sep 2016 and 17 Sep 2016
"Great trip, everything we had hoped for an more. Visiting four seperate lodges helped us gain perspective and insight. Having one road transfer from Sambura to Borana was an added benefit both in terms of our enjoyment and saving some money while avoiding the cost of air transfer for that leg of the trip.

Regarding our transfer from Sambura to Borana, I think the transfer driver was named Nicholas. We hadn't left Sambura for more that two minutes when he started pointing out details about every plant and animal in sight. Our three hour transfer turned into a four hour safari that was filled with details and infomation beyond what anyone else was providing. This guy was the best and most informative guide we met on our entire trip." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 12 on a Kenya safari
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Family of 4
New York

"My Aug 2016 trip"

I visited Kenya between 18 Aug 2016 and 25 Aug 2016
"I do not typically use travel services, but I will never regret doing so for this. Richard Trillo is an expert on Kenyan travel without peer.

All of his advice proved invaluable and allowed my family to have a holiday that we will never forget. I couldn't be happier with everything.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

I really don't have any suggestions for improvement. Everything was brilliant." Read full review: 7 nights in Africa; 7 on a Kenya safari
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Ladies that travel

"Once in a life time Safari"

I visited Kenya between 7 Mar 2016 and 20 Mar 2016
"This holiday or should I say trip was a very memorable one. I have been to both locations before but my friend had not but I must say that this time was so much better. We both enjoyed the tented camps - bumping along game drives, especially the off track ones. Seeing all the game - landing in Samburu and within 15 minutes seeing a young leopard!!!!!

We are very well travelled but this trip will stick in our memory bank for ever.

Thank you for a very well planned trip.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No not really - Richard planned the most excellent trip. He all ways replied to my call and emails very quickly.

I have spoken to him since returning to say what a fab time we had." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 11 on a Kenya safari
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Mr J
Compton Martin


I visited Kenya and 1 other country between 21 Feb 2016 and 13 Mar 2016
"Inevitably it was a bit of a ‘whistle-stop’ tour as we covered a great deal of ground; however all the travel arrangements were quite excellent and our thanks must go to Richard Trillo of Expert-Africa for his advice and organisation; to Gaig Leshan Safaris for all their help; to Asilia Africa; and not least to Alex Hunter at Ol Pejeta for all his kindness and hospitality.

Without exception the management and staff wherever we stayed were friendly and helpful, the food was excellent, whilst the standard of diver/guides was of the highest order.

All in all this was an outstanding trip in every respect. Thank you." Read full review: 21 nights in Africa; 11 on a Kenya safari
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Mr & Mrs C

"Our trip to Kenya 2016"

I visited Kenya between 13 Feb 2016 and 26 Feb 2016
"Our trip was a wonderful experience and the quality of the guiding and accommodation was outstanding.

Richard asked what we wanted and gave us choices based on his expert knowledge.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

I can't think of anything! Expert Africa has now put three trips together for us and hopefully will do so again in the future." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 12 on a Kenya safari
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42 reviews of Samburu by travellers since August 2007
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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)


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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