Samburu is one of the lesser-known national parks, but is nevertheless teeming with life.
Situated alongside the Ewaso Nyiro River, there is plenty to attract wildlife from the surrounding savannah plains.
The reserve is rich in wildlife with an abundance of rare northern specialist species such as the Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and the beisa oryx (also referred to as Samburu Special Five).
The reserve is also home to elephants and large predators such as the lion, leopard and cheetah. Kamunyak the miracle lioness that adopted the baby oryx was as 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.
Located in the drier northern region of Kenya, the Samburu National Reserve is bisected by rugged hills, arid bush and the winding Ewaso Ng’iro River. By the banks of the river you’ll find welcome shade under the fig palms and acacia trees, but let us take you to the deeper parts of the waters – home to the majestic hippo.
Beyond the water, you can enjoy a luxury Samburu safari experience, which includes day or night game drives and the chance to get out on foot. However, you choose to travel, you certainly won’t be short of ways to see one of Kenya’s most beautiful reserves from a unique perspective. This park’s residents include the reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, Grevy’s zebra and the ever graceful, gerenuk.
Samburu National Reserve and its surrounding area is also the tribal homeland of the Samburu people. Today, the Samburu maintain a semi-nomadic lifestyle, herding cattle, goat and camel – providing a truly romantic backdrop for your tailor-made holiday.
There’s also much to see tucked away in the Ngong Hills which, as well as providing a dramatic backdrop to your stay in the city, harbour a giraffe sanctuary and the Sheldrick Trust’s elephant orphanage.
Your experienced guide will also be able to take you to Nairobi National Park where, just a short drive the central business district, you might encounter elephants and lions.