Samburu Game Reserve Road Safari 3 Days 2 Nights Tour

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Samburu National Reserve

Venture off the beaten track to Samburu National Reserve located in northern Kenya on this 3-day road safari from Nairobi. Samburu Reserve is situated in the hot and arid fringes of Kenya’s vast Northern Frontier District. The reserve covers 40 Square Miles (104 km) is located 350 km north of Nairobi within Isiolo District.

Samburu is not particularly well – known and is therefore not too crowded  a huge plus in Kenya where so many reserves are often overflowing with tourists. It is often grouped with the Buffalo Springs and Shaba National Reserves as they lie so close together.

The reserve is reach in wildlife with fame for abundance in rare northern specialist species such as the Grevy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx (Also referred as Samburu Special).

The reserve is also popular with a minimum of 900 elephants. Large predators such as the Lion, Leopard and Cheetah are an important attraction (Kamunyak the Miracle Lioness that adapted the baby Oryx is a resident in the reserve).

Wild dog sightings are also a common attraction to this unique protected area. Bird-life is abundant with over 450 species recorded. Birds of the arid northern bush country are augmented by a number of riverine forest species. Lesser Kestrel and the Taita Falcon are species of global conservation concern and they both utilize the reserve.  

The area is home to the Samburu tribe, pastoral relatives of the Masai. Samburu Reserve as a safari destination has a rugged and dramatic landscape, the Ewaso Nyiro River runs along the southern boundary.

Our 3-day Samburu National Reserve driving package from Nairobi includes transport in our 6-seater pop up roof Mini-van safari vehicle or 4×4 safari vehicle, drive from Nairobi to Samburu National Reserve, 2 nights full board accommodation at a lodge or camp in Samburu National Reserve, game drives with an experienced driver guide & Samburu National Reserve park fees.

Samburu Game Reserve Highlights | What to See and Do

Samburu Game Viewing: Samburu animals include cheetah, lion, leopard, impala, buffalo, hippo, and dik-dik, as well as the native gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, and Beisa Oryx.  You are guaranteed to see most animals during the dry season as they converge at the Uaso Nyiro River, their main source of water during the long dry weather

Elephants are also spotted during this time, and you can watch the Nile crocodiles swim in the river

Samburu Bird Viewing: Samburu National Reserve is a paradise for bird lovers, with over 350 species of birds already recorded. You can enjoy a colorful assortment of birds such as vultures, kingfishers, marabous, eagles, guinea fowl, Somali ostriches, and many more

Samburu Cultural Tours: Visit the local Samburu villages where you get a chance to interact with the colorful Samburu people in their traditional setting and experience their culture. This is a good opportunity to purchase traditional Samburu souvenirs, art, and collectibles

Samburu Game Reserve Road Safari 3 Days 2 Nights Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive to Samburu Game Reserve

0800 Hours: This morning we travel by road to Kenya’s Northern Frontier District. Wild and rugged, Samburu is fiercely beautiful with its arid savannahs watered by the lovely Uaso Nyiro River.

It is also one of Kenya’s most protected areas and home to species only found north of the equator, from the reticulated giraffe to Grevy’s zebras and Beisa oryxes.

1200 Hours: We arrive at our lodge/ camp and check-in. Lunch follows.

1530 Hours: In the afternoon we explore the park in search of Lions, Leopard, Cheetah, Buffalos, etc.

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodation: Larsens Tented Camp, Elephant Bedroom Camp
Mid-Range Accommodation: Samburu Sopa Lodge, Samburu Simba Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Lion King Bush Camp Samburu

Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}


Day 2: Full Day in Samburu National Reserve

This full day in the Samburu Game Reserve will be spent searching for the big five, the Samburu five, and observing the vast unspoiled scenery during morning and afternoon game viewing drives.

Samburu game reserve is renowned for its rare species of animals unique to the park, namely: the long-necked gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, and Beisa onyx.

The elusive Kenya leopard is often known to visit the park, especially in the evenings. Kenyan wildlife present in the park includes cheetahs and lions, as well as elephants, buffalo, and hippos.

Birdlife is as plentiful as wildlife at Samburu National Reserve, which boasts over 350 different species of birds including vultures, kingfishers, marabous, bateleurs, guinea fowl, Somali ostriches, and others.

A camel-back safari is a specialty in Samburu, as well as a cultural visit to the Samburu people who depend on their cattle, goat, sheep, and donkey can be arranged.

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodation: Larsens Tented Camp, Elephant Bedroom Camp
Mid-Range Accommodation: Samburu Sopa Lodge, Samburu Simba Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Lion King Bush Camp Samburu

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 3: Samburu Game Reserve – Drive to Nairobi

0630 Hours: Enjoy an early morning Game-drive.

0900 Hours: Return to your lodge/ hotel for a proper sit-down English breakfast

1000 Hours: Check-out of the hotel and depart by road back to Nairobi arriving mid-afternoon.

Meal Plan {Breakfast}

Samburu Game Reserve Road Safari 3 Days 2 Nights Tour Prices

Samburu Game Reserve Road Safari 3 Days 2 Nights Tour Rates Includes:

Safari game drives + All meals included while on safari + All applicable Game Park entrance fees + Guaranteed window seating with open top + Safari vehicles carry cold drinks and mineral water + Round trip transport from Nairobi to Samburu Game Reserve + Multi-lingual Professional Safari Guide/ Driver. (Professional Safari Escort is available upon request) & Accommodations of your choice in Samburu Game Reserve/ Buffalo Springs or Shaba National Reserve

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Notes
* Option of pop up top 4 x 4 land cruiser jeep is  at an extra cost


Samburu Game Reserve Road Safari 3 Days 2 Nights Tour Rates Do Not Include:

* International Airfare
* Accommodations in Nairobi
* A visit to a Samburu Cultural Village
* Cost of obtaining passport and visas
* Gratuity for your professional driver-guide
* Sundowner bush cocktails and bush dinner
* Gratuity for Porterage/ waiters at hotels, camps, and airports
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)
* Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes, and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary

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