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Samburu National Reserve Safari

4 Days/ 3 Nights Samburu National Reserve Safari takes the road less traveled, journeying to the remote and dramatic Samburu region in Kenya’s old northern frontier. The reserve covers an area of 170 square Kilometers and the distance from Nairobi is 345 Kilometers to Archer’s Gate the main entrance to Samburu National reserve

4 Days/ 3 Nights Samburu National Reserve Safari is a road safari package from Nairobi to Samburu Game Reserve located in what used to be called the Northern Frontier District. It is approximately 40 miles north of the equator on the road that goes through to Ethiopia, Sudan and eventually reaches Cairo. 

The reserve is within the lands of the colorful Samburu pastoralists, relatives of the famed Masai. We enjoy our African   Safaris 3 Nights/ 4 Days in this great reserve characterized by vast, open landscapes, dried riverbeds (depending on the season of the year) and red volcanic soil.  

Rock outcroppings contrast against the dense woodland vegetation along the banks of Ewaso Nyiro, the river that gives life to the reserve. It rises some hundreds of kilometers to the west in the Aberdares and vanishes beyond Samburu in the recesses of the Lorian Swamp.  

Along the rivers banks clusters of Doum Palm and riverine forest add shade and continue to the surrounding countryside and provide a habitat for many varieties of primates. The reserve is divided into two parts, Buffalo Springs to the south and Samburu to the north. Both can be easily seen in a day. 

The river is at its best in the reserve, broad and often sluggish with a large population of crocodiles and hippo, seen frequently at almost every meandering bend. The crocodile basking in the sun, the hippo breaking surface at regular periods to suck in air noisily before submerging again.  

Elephant roam the gaunt hills which punctuate the scrub land and where occasional clusters of vividly colored desert rose break the dusty aridity. These elephant seek solace and continue the shallow waters of the river and from time to time a visitor finds herds drinking and bathing spectacle of uncontrived satisfaction. 

Of all the East African major savanna reserves, Samburu is renowned for its rare species of fauna known as the ‘Samburu five’. These five particular animals are usually only found north of the equator – the Long necked Gerenuk a remarkable antelope which spends much of its time on its hind legs searching for succulent leaves among the withered scrub trees.

 The Reticulated Giraffe which is characterized by its liver-colored geometric patches defined by narrow white lines, the Grevy’s Zebra which is smaller than the common zebra and looks more like a horse, the Beisa Oryx with black horizontal stripe running across its lower flank and the Somali Ostrich males which have blue-grey necks and thighs.  

A variety of other animals can also be found. These include lion, elephant, leopard, dik-dik, mongoose, waterbuck, impala, baboon, cheetah and monkey.  

Avid bird watchers will find the reserve very attractive for bird viewing. A camel back safari is also a specialty in Samburu as well as a cultural visit to the Samburu people who depend on their cattle, goat, sheep and donkey.

Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi to Drive to Samburu Game Reserve

Pick up from your Nairobi Hotel at 0700 Hours and depart by road driving north crossing the equator from the Southern to the Northern hemisphere to Samburu Game Reserve a semi arid region excellent for the photographer.  

Arrive at the camp/ Lodge in time for lunch followed by some leisure hours for a siesta/swim before you depart at around 16:00hrs for an afternoon game viewing and return back to the camp before sunset. 

Samburu is a name of Masai origin ‘Samburr’ being a traditional leather bag for carrying honey and milk. The region is characterized by vast, open landscapes, dried riverbeds (depending on the season of the year) and red volcanic soil. Rock outcroppings contrast against the dense woodland vegetation along the banks of Ewaso Nyiro meaning ‘River of brown water’, the river that gives life to the reserve.

The area is home to the famous Samburu people related “cousin” to the Masai people who have retained their cultural tradition.  

Dinner and overnight at the Ashnil Camp Samburu or Similar

Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2 & 3: Explore Samburu Game Reserve

These two days in the Samburu Game Reserve will be spend searching for the big five, the Samburu five and observing the vast unspoiled scenery during morning and afternoon game viewing drive, watching crocodiles bask on muddy riverbanks and velvet monkeys frolic in the late afternoon sun.  

In addition, you will have a chance to interact with the Samburu People to learn about their culture. Samburu is renowned for its rare species of fauna known as the ‘Samburu five’.

These five particular animals are usually only found north of the equator – the long necked gerenuk, the reticulated giraffe which is characterized by its liver-colored geometric patches defined by narrow white lines, the Grevy’s zebra which is smaller than the common zebra and looks more like a horse, the beisa oryx with black horizontal stripe running across its lower flank and the Somali ostrich males which have blue-grey necks and thighs.  

A camel back safari is also a specialty in Samburu as well as a cultural visit to the Samburu people who depend on their cattle, goat, sheep and donkey. All meals will be served at the Camp/ Lodge.  

Dinner and overnight at the Ashnil Camp Samburu or Similar

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4: Samburu Game Reserve – Drive to Nairobi

Breakfast will be served at the camp, depart by road to Nairobi with game viewing en route. Lunch will be served at the famous Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi. 

After lunch, transfer to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your international departure flight with Africa Safari memories which will last forever.

4 Days/ 3 Nights Samburu National Reserve Safari from Nairobi Includes:

* Professional Safari Guide/ Driver
* All applicable Game Park Entrance Fees

* Accommodation on Full Board Basis

* Game drives on Safari Vehicle with pop up roof for a game viewing
* Pick up from your hotel/ Residence in Nairobi to Samburu Game Reserve and back to Nairobi

 

4 Days/ 3 Nights Samburu National Reserve Safari from Nairobi Excludes:

* International Airfare
* Gratuity for your professional driver guide
* Gratuity for Porterage/ waiters at hotels, camps and airports

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