Samburu National Park

Samburu National Reserve is one of the lesser-visited parks, it is nicely set along the Ewaso Nyiro River and the semi-arid savannah grassland in northern Kenya. The park is surrounded by other private conservancies is a great place for real wildlife watching and nature excursions. Samburu and the neighboring Laikipia region are well known, for their luxury and top end wildness accommodation, that are suitable for private and secluded family and honeymoon vacations.

Samburu National Park Picture Gallery

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Some of the wildlife along the Ewaso Nyiro River in Samburu


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More wildlife at Samburu National park

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A distance birds view of the park


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Some of the Big Five that can be spotted in Samburu

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Guest on a game drive at Samburu national park.


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The Samburu cultural visit

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About Samburu National Reserve

Samburu National Reserve is situated on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in the dry northern parts of Kenya, on a landscape that combines the semi-arid desert, the green grassland, hills, riveline forest and swamps. The park attracts most wildlife because of the Ewaso Nyiro River that runs through the park providing food, water and shelter (from the acacia trees that grow along the river).

Wild animals at Samburu National Reserve includes; the rare Samburu Big 5 (the Grevy's zebra, the long-necked gerenuk, the reticulated giraffe, the besia oryx and the Somali ostrich), cheetah, leopard, lion, elephant, buffalo, zebra, bushbuck, bush pig, Gerenuk, crocodiles, hippos and many more; It’s also the home of Kamunyak lioness (the lioness famous for adopting Oryx calves).

Apart from the wonderful landscapes and wildlife at Samburu National reserve, the local Samburu people have an outstanding culture that they usually share to guest who visits their villages.

Activities

Activities within Samburu National Reserve are centered on day and night game watching; other activities would include camping safari activities, cultural visit tours, hot air balloon flight, nature walks, bush breakfast, lunch and dinners, seminars and corporate retreats, educational trips and relaxation.

Accommodation

Samburu National Reserve has a wide range of accommodation, from the luxury top end safari lodges, the authentic and Eco friendly African Safari Camps, the private secluded Camps to the traditional Campsites.

When to visit

The best time to spot most wildlife is on the dry season, animal are easily spotted on the open areas and near the Ewaso Nyiro River in search of food and water. In Kenya the dry season are between January-March and July-October, this is the best time to spot wildlife. April, May and November are considered to be shoulder season with lesser wildlife compared to the high season. Bird’s watching is best in October - December.

Getting there

Samburu National Reserve is approximately 347 Km from Nairobi;  The best and easiest way to get to there, is via chartered flight to Saruni airstrip or scheduled flights to Oryx Samburu airstrip. By road, its approximately 4 ½ hours’ drive from Nairobi.

Family Safari Holiday

 Family Safari Holiday

8 Days Family Holiday

This is an 8 days family safari holiday; that starts with a city tour to major attractions in Nairobi, then continue to Ol pejeta private conservancy to view the big five and other lesser animals; and then down to Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha to watch the white

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$ 2,500

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Beach and Safari Holiday

Beach and Safari Holiday

11 Days Beach Safari Holiday

This an 11 days combined beach and safari holiday, that start with a Nairobi City excursion, game watching safari at Masai Mara and Amboseli national park, and finally relaxing at Nyali beach; enjoying various Spa treatment and water sport on offer. On this itinerary, you can be

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$ 1,970

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Kenya - Tanzania Tour

Kenya - Tanzania Tour

18 Days Kenya - Tanzania Tour

This an 18 days safari itinerary, taking you through the most finest and famous National parks, Lodges and other top destinations in Kenya and Tanzania. This include the famous Masai Mara National reserve, Samburu National park, Lake Nakuru National park, Serengeti National reserve, Ngorongoro crater, Lake Manyara and

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$ 4,570

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Big Five Safari

Big Five Safari

7 Days Safari Holiday

This is a 7 days Safari holiday full of real adventure; the holiday begin in Nairobi, driving down to Samburu national park to watch wildlife, then proceeds to Lake Nakuru for nature and bird watching and finally head down to the famous Masai Mara. On this holiday itinerary,

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$ 1,570

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Samburu Safari Holiday

Samburu Safari Holiday

3 Days Samburu Safari Tour

This a 3 days wildlife watching safari at Samburu national park, driving from Nairobi through Nyeri to Isiolo town, down to Samburu national park, where you will spend the three days relaxing and watching the beautiful landscapes full wildlife. A great place for a weekend getaway to enjoy

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$ 1,070

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Hotels in Samburu

Enjoy nature at its best in one of the luxury hotels, Lodges or Tented camps in Samburu National park , viewing wildlife in their natural habitat or just relaxing and enjoy the cool breeze and tranquility in Samburu. accommodation ranges from top luxury 5 star hotels, private excluded bush lodges to budgeted camping sites. Check out some of our recommended hotels below or contact one of our holiday experts, to find you an accommodation that suits you.


Map of Samburu national park

Samburu national park Map and Direction