The Samburu Game Reserve lies 200 miles north of Nairobi in the hot and arid lowlands of the vast northern region of Kenya, just a few kilometres north of the equator, adjoining with Buffalo Springs and Shaba National Reserve. The Reserve was set up in the late 1960’s, around the richest stretch of the Ewaso Ngiro River. During dry season plentiful wildlife come to the river to drink on the shaded banks, and during wet season you can see animals that don’t wander in the region as much.
A lot of animals in this reserve are very rare and not found in other parts of Kenya. These include the reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, the Beisa oryx with its lovely long straight horns, all found only north of the equator, as well as the blue legged Somali ostrich, waterbuck, Grant’s gazelles, dik dik, duiker, olive baboons, lions, spotted and striped hyenas and leopards. Particularly striking is the long-necked gerenuk, a graceful antelope that spends much of its time in a bipedal stance seeking the tenderest shoots in the sparse scrub that grows in this harsh terrain. In the river many crocodiles feed on the abundant wildlife.Book Now Ask a Question
Day 1: Nairobi – Samburu
Drive north through to the northern frontier district and on to Samburu National Reserve. Afternoon game drive in this reserve famous for its exclusive game viewing. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge or similar.
Day 2: Samburu Game Reserve
Full day at Samburu with morning and afternoon game drives. A wide variety of animal and bird life seen at Samburu Game Reserve. Several species are considered unique to the region, including its unique dry-country animal life: All three big cats, lion, cheetah and leopard, can be found here, as well as elephants, buffalos,Uaso Nyiro river contains large numbers of Nile crocodile.Other mammals frequently seen in the park include gerenuk, Grant’s gazelle, Kirk’s dik-dik, impala, waterbuck, Grevy’s zebra, Beisa oryx and reticulated giraffe. Dinner and Overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge or similar.
Day 3: Samburu – Nairobi
Pre-breakfast game drive, after breakfast depart for Nairobi arriving in the afternoon where the tour ends.