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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

Best 5 lodges and safari camps in Samburu National Reserve

There’s an increasing range of lodges and tented camps in Samburu, though in recent years they’ve often seemed too many for the number of visitors. Listed below are our recommendations for nice places to stay in this region. Ask us for more details of what's likely to suit you best!

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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.

94% (35 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.

96% (25 reviews)


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

100% (4 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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Safaris visiting Samburu

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Steppe Eagle Fly-in Safari

7 days • 2 locations • 1 country

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.

Visiting Maasai Mara, Samburu

US$5,680 - US$8,620 per person

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Lanner Falcon Fly-In Safari

8 days • 3 locations • 1 country

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

Visiting Samburu, Mara Conservancies and 1 other area

US$6,620 - US$8,400 per person

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Our travellers’ wildlife sightings in Samburu

This is their success for sightings in Samburu National Reserve.
Click on a species for more detail. How we work this out.


100% success


100% success


100% success


93% success


93% success


90% success


61% success


61% success


23% success

Spotted Hyena

23% success


17% success


11% success

Wild dog

9% success

Striped Hyena

4% success


0% success


0% success

Excursions in Samburu National Reserve

Optional extra day-drips and excursions possible whilst your staying within Samburu National Reserve. Talk to us: these are usually best arranged before you go.

Reteti Elephant Orphanage visit

Reteti Elephant Orphanage visit

One-and-a-half hours, plus transfers

Visit the community-run Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in Samburu, for an intimate experience meeting the orphaned baby elephants who have been rescued from the surrounding regions. They are hand-reared by Samburu keepers, until they are ready to be released back into the wild.

More about Reteti Elephant Orphans
100% (12 reviews)

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