Nanyuki Safaris Samburu National Reserve Full Day Excursion is a 1 day wildlife holiday to Samburu National Reserve in Samburu Country. This one day safari departs from Mount Kenya region which include towns such as Timau, Nanyuki, Naru Moru, Meru, Nyeri, Mweiga, Nyahururu and Laikipia.
Samburu National Reserve is located only 140 km from Nanyuki and makes a great 1 day wildlife escape from Mt Kenya region. Samburu Game Park is a rugged and semi-desert park located in Samburu district in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya.
The local populations of the neighboring communities are of the Rendille, Borana and the Samburu tribe, a descendent clan of the Masai. Cattle, as well as sheep, goats and camels, are of utmost importance to the Samburu culture and way of life.
The Samburu paint their faces using striking patterns to accentuate their facial features & neighboring tribes, admiring the beauty of the Samburu people, called them “Samburu” which means “butterfly”
Samburu National Reserve is relatively small in size compared to other Kenyan parks measuring approximately 104 square km (approximately. 65 square miles). The climate in Samburu is hot and dry during the day, and cool during nights and evenings.
Average maximum temperatures are around 30°C (85°F) with minimum tempertures of approximately 20°C. Samburu was where George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness and wrote the famous best selling book and movie “Born Free”.
The Uaso Nyiro River cuts through this reserve, drawing a big population of wildlife to the park. Wildlife in the park includes the Nile crocodile, the long necked gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, beisa onyx, leopard, cheetahs, lion, elephant, buffalo, impalas, hippos, and dik-diks.
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.
Booking our 1 day wildlife, culture and bird watching safari to Samburu National Reserve with African Spice Safaris. We will pick you from your hotel or residence in Nanyuki, Naru Moru, Meru, Nyeri, Nyahururu and Laikipia.
Nanyuki Safaris Samburu National Reserve Full Day Excursion Itinerary
0630 Hours: After breakfast at your hotel/ residence we depart by road for a 3 hour drive to Samburu Game Reserve. Our drive takes us through Isiolo to Samburu Game Reserve. This day you will enjoy panoramic views of Mt Kenya, the highest mountain in Kenya.
0930 Hours: Arrive in Samburu national reserve and proceed on a game drive after clearance at the main gate.
The Samburu Game Reserve is reach in wildlife. These include rarities such as the blue-leered Somali Ostrich, Grevy’s Zebra, unicorn like beisa oryxes, flocks of vulturine, marshal and helmeted eagles, reticulated giraffes and the gerenuk, a gazelle with an exceptionally long neck.
The Laikipia-Samburu-Marsabit ecosystems has a huge poplation of over 7,000 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.
Birdlife 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.
Five species categorized as vulnerable have recorded in the reserve. These are African Darter, Great Egret, White-headed Vulture, Martial Eagle and the Yellow-billed Ox-pecker.
1300 Hours: After traversing through the park, enjoy your box lunch at a scenic picnic site. After lunch proceed for another game drive and/ or visit the Samburu tribesmen who are willing to share their rich culture with guests.
1600 Hours: Depart for your return journey back.
1900 Hours: Drop at your hotel/ residence.
Nanyuki Safaris Samburu National Reserve Full Day Excursion Prices
What’s included in the 1 day Tour Price:
Snacks + Healthy Packed Lunch box + Bottled water during game drive + Extensive Game drive in the park + Samburu Game Reserve entry Park fees + Services of a professional safari driver/ guide + Pickup and drop-off from your hotel within Mount Kenya Region & Round trip transportation in a safari-mini van (or 4 x 4 safari Land-curiser at an extra cost)
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* Enjoy full day tour from mount Kenya region to Samburu Game Reserve
* Samburu Game Reserve one day safari from Nairobi is possible however it will be a long day as the drive takes 5 hours each way + 4.5 Hours of game drive with a lunch break included. Arrival time back to Nairobi will be 2100 Hours | Kindly Inquire!
What’s not included in the 1 day Tour Price:
* Drinks, extra Meals
* Visa and any related fees
* Tips or gratuities to your driver guide
* Medical cover & travel personal insurance
* Any other item not mentioned in the inclusive
* Tour to a Samburu Cultural Village (extra cost)