The Samburu National Reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness, made famous in the best-selling book and award-winning movie Born Free. It is a rugged, semi-desert park that has remained almost undisturbed by mankind. The Ewaso 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. Samburu is renowned for its rare species of animals unique to the park, namely: the long necked gerenuk, Somali ostrich, Gravy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa oryx (also referred to as Samburu Special Five). Elephants and large predators such as the lion, leopard and cheetah. Also over 450 bird species reside here. Situated 332.2km from Nairobi, this smaller park is teeming with abundance in wildlife.
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
Day 1: Nairobi to Samburu Park
Leave Nairobi in the morning and drive to Samburu National Reserve to arrive in time for lunch. After lunch proceed for an afternoon game drive in the reserve hoping to catch sight of Samburu's 'Special Five' - the Reticulated Giraffe, Gravy’s Zebra, Gerenuk, Beisa Oryx and a host of the big game including elephant and lion. Dinner and overnight at your pre-booked safari lodge.
Day 2: Samburu Reserve
After breakfast we go out for a full day Safari Game drive in Samburu Reserve with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight at your pre-booked safari lodge.
Day 3: Samburu to Nairobi
After breakfast, drive back to Nairobi with game viewing en-route arriving in the afternoon.
Tour Price Includes:
Things you need to budget for. The price does not include:
To carry warm clothes for the evening.
Carry reusable water bottles since plastic bottles are not allowed in the parks.