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 the Mount Kenya region which includes 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 the 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 descendant 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, admire the beauty of the Samburu people and 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 temperatures 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, the reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx, leopard, cheetahs, lion, elephant, buffalo, impalas, hippos, 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 up 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. On this day you will enjoy panoramic views of Mt Kenya, the highest mountain in Kenya.
0930 Hours: Arrive at Samburu national reserve and proceed on a game drive after clearance at the main gate. The Samburu Game Reserve is rich 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 ecosystem has a huge population of over 7,000 elephants. Large predators such as the Lion, Leopard, and Cheetah are an important attraction (Kamunyak the Miracle Lioness that adopted 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. The lesser Kestrel and the Taita Falcon are species of global conservation concern and they both utilize the reserve. Five species categorized as vulnerable have been recorded in the reserve.
These are African Darter, Great Egret, White-headed Vulture, Martial Eagle, and the Yellow-billed Oxpecker.
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-cruiser at an extra cost)
|Price Per Person
|Children Aged 3 to 11 Years
|1st January 2023
|31st December 2023
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* Enjoy a full-day tour from the 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)