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Samburu Game Reserve Safari

2 Days/ 1 Night Samburu Game Reserve Flying Safari wings you to Samburu Game Reserve. Travel time by air from Nairobi is about 45 minutes. Activities in Samburu include: Game Viewing, Bird Viewing and Samburu Cultural Tours

2 Days/ 1 Night Samburu Game Reserve Flying Safari wings you to the road less traveled, journeying to the remote and dramatic Samburu region in Kenya’s old northern frontier.  

Samburu National Reserve is situated within the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. Measuring approximately 104 square kilometers (approximately 65 square miles) in size, this unfenced savannah grassland is roughly 350 kilometers (217 miles) from Nairobi. It is relatively small in size compared to other Kenyan parks, such as Tsavo or Masai Mara. 

Samburu national reserve derives its name from the Samburu people of Kenya who have lived in the area for many years. The Uaso Nyiro River cuts through this reserve, drawing a big population of Kenya animals to the park. The river bustles with activity from its huge population of Nile crocodile. 

The reserve’s topography is mainly open savannah (grassland) with clusters of acacia trees, forest, thorn trees and grassland vegetation. Samburu National Reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness. 

Their story was made famous by the best selling book and award-winning movie “Born Free” The game reserve is renowned for its rare species of animals unique to the park, namely: the long necked gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa onyx. The elusive Kenya leopard is often known to visit the park, especially in the evenings. 

Other Kenyan wildlife present in the park includes cheetahs and lions, as well as elephants, buffalo and hippos. Bird life 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. 


Day 1: Nairobi – Fly to Samburu Game Reserve
Day 2: Samburu – Fly to Nairobi Wilson Airport

2 Days/ 1 Night Samburu Flying Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi – Fly to Samburu Game Reserve

This morning we travel by light aircraft to Kenya’s northern frontier. Wild and rugged, Samburu is fiercely beautiful with its arid savannahs watered by the lovely Uaso Nyiro River. It is also one of Kenya’s most protected areas and home to species only found north of the equator, from the reticulated giraffe to Grevy’s Zebras and Beisa Oryxes.  

We also enjoy our luxurious accommodations which include a choice of the following lodge: Samburu Sopa Lodge, Samburu Serena lodge, Samburu Game Lodge, Sarova Shaba, and Samburu Intrepids Camp, as well as the luxurious and eco-friendly Larsens Tented Camp. 

Overnight at Samburu Game Lodge or Similar

Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Samburu Game Reserve – Fly to the Nairobi Wilson Airport

Dawn breaks in golden bands as we start our day in the bush by scanning the river from our tent’s veranda with a cup of steaming coffee in hand. Before the dew is off the grass, we’re off in pursuit of the elephants, lions, leopards, and cheetahs that thrive in the reserve’s grasslands and acacia woodlands.  

This morning we also have an opportunity to visit a village of the Samburu people to witness the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience.  

Animals found in Samburu, namely: cheetahs, lions, leopards, impalas, buffalo, hippos, and dik-diks, as well as the native gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa Oryx.

You are guaranteed to see most animals during the dry season as they converge at the Usaso Nyiro River, their main source of water during the long dry weather. Elephants are also spotted during this time, and you can watch the Nile crocodiles swim in the river.  

Bush flights are a pleasure in themselves and we wing our way back to Nairobi after breakfast.


Meal Plan {Breakfast}

2 Days/ 1 Night Samburu Game Reserve Flying Safari Includes:

* 2 Extensive Game drives

* Pre–tour itinerary document

* All meals included while on safari

* All applicable Game Park entrance fees

* Guaranteed window seating with open top

* Safari vehicles carry cold drinks and mineral water

* Finest accommodations in Samburu Game Reserve

* 2 Flights (Nairobi – Samburu & Samburu – Nairobi)

* Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari

* Multi-lingual Professional Safari Guide/ Driver. (Professional Safari Escort is available upon request)

 2 Days/ 1 Night Samburu Game Reserve Flying Safari Excludes:

* International Airfare

* A visit to a Samburu Village

* Accommodations in Nairobi

* Cost of obtaining passport and visas

* Gratuity for your professional driver guide

* Sundowner bush cocktails and bush dinner

* Christmas, New Year and Easter Supplement

* Gratuity for Porterage/ waiters at hotels, camps and airports

* Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue

* Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary

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