Samburu National Reserve

Rugged and a semi-desert, the Samburu reserve lies on the edge of northern Kenya’s savannah. It’s one of three game reserves that are clustered around the Ewaso Ngiro River. Due to its mix of savannahs and forests, Samburu has first-class game viewing. While it’s not Kenya’s most well-known reserve, it’s home to all the big cats. And there’s even a ‘Samburu Big 5’ that include the: Grevy’s zebra; the long-necked gerenuk; besia oryx; reticulated giraffe; and Somali ostrich.

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Highlights in Samburu National Reserve

  • See the palm groves and dense forests on a tour
  • Big Five and ‘Samburu Big 5’ game viewing
  • Enjoy cultural activities with the Samburu tribe of Kenya that borders the park
  • Perfect place for birding with about 350 species
  • If you’re lucky you’ll spot the elusive Kenyan leopard

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Samburu Intrepids Tented Camp

Samburu Intrepids is an extremely comfortable tented camp on the bank of the Uaso Nyiro River, in Samburu Game Reserve. Explore this ruggedly beautiful region on game drives, camel rides and nature walks; and visit a Samburu village and local school. This is a fenced camp (great for kids) with…

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Sasaab lies near the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya’s Northern Frontier District. Stay in one of nine truly spacious tents, designed in a blend of Moroccan and Swahili style. The airy rooms have four-poster beds, huge open-plan bathrooms and cooling plunge pools overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River. Along with game…

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