North of Mt Kenya is the remote Samburu National Park. It is often regarded by travellers and guides in Kenya as the best of Kenya’s national parks. The drive from the foothills of Mt Kenya treats the traveller to an unusual spectacle of green bush and forest on one side and a desert landscape on the other.
Like in all of Kenya’s national parks there is no shortage of game here and there are frequent sightings of all of the big cats, as well as all of Kenya’s plains game. Samburu is also home to the specific northern species including the reticulated giraffe, gerenuk, vulturine guinea fowl & the grevys zebra.
Visitors will also be privileged to see the red-robed Samburu tribesmen bringing their cattle down to the river to drink. The lives of the Samburu, like the Masai, are centered on their livestock, which are their traditional means of survival. After initiation, boys become 'morans' and it becomes their duty to protect both the humans and the livestock from predators.
Samburu is a hidden gem with some of Kenya’s finest lodges set within its borders. Below are some of our recommended tours that take in Samburu but if you'd like us to tailor the experience to suit you plans get in touch with us and we'll see what we can do for you.
Day1:Nairobi - Samburu
Pick up at 0800hrs and drive north to Samburu National Reserve to arrive at around 1400 hours in time for lunch. After lunch proceed for an afternoon game drive in the park famous as the place for the Samburu semi-nomadic tribesmen, the reticulated giraffe, the Grevy's zebra gerenuk, beisa oryx and a host of the big game including elephant and lion. Dinner and overnight at Samburu sopa Lodge
Day 2: Full Day Samburu Game Reserve
Kenya Camping Tours, Camping Safaris KenyaThe whole day will be spent exploring this amazing game reserve, it gives you the refreshment of your mind as the park is not populated and not many people visits here, we have concentration of the elephants as well as Leopards and especially along the river. The whole day will be spent exploring the park for the whole day game drive. Dinner and overnight in Samburu sopa Lodge
Day 3:Samburu - Nairobi
Wake up call at 0600am, then proceed for the early morning game drive, this gives you a chance to spot the early morning Kills from the big five, after the gem drive return to the camp for the main breakfast, there after leave and head back to Nairobi with a stop over in Nanyuki for lunch. Arrive Nairobi late afternoon with a drop off to the hotel or to the airport.
The price includes:-Transport in a safari-designed vehicle
- All park entrance fees
- Full board accommodation whilst on safari
- Services of our professional driver/guide
International air transportation to and from Nairobi
- Expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages, tips etc.
- Christmas, New Year and Easter supplements
- Cultural visits to Maasai villages
- Hotel accommodation in Nairobi before and after the safari