Destination

Samburu National Reserve Holidays

Discover Born Free territory

Samburu National Reserve has a raw energy and unwavering Kenyan spirit and, although less well-known than the Masai Mara, offers a plentiful array of wildlife to view. 

The national reserve was one of the two areas in which George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the lioness and Samburu remains home to the big cats – from lions to cheetahs – and is especially good for sighting leopard. Also located here are the 'Samburu Special Five': Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx, long-neck gerenuk and Somali ostrich. In addition, you'll see elephant, buffalo, hippos and giraffe, and bird lovers will be in their element with 450 species to observe.

After a day on safari, retire to sip a refreshing gin and tonic as the sun sets on the banks of the Ewaso Ng'iro River. With just a sprinkling of lodges, the Samburu National Reserve is a wonderful location which appeals to first timers as well as the seasoned safari enthusiast.

Destination Highlights
  • A multitude of wildlife to see, including some rare species
  • Visit Samburu tribe communities
  • Blessed with scenic beauty
  • Beautiful landscape dominated by Samburu Hill
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT+3
  • Currency Kenyan shilling (KES)
  • Visa Information British citizens need to obtain a visa for Kenya.
  • Language English is widely spoken.
  • Flight Time Accessible by road from Nairobi. Flight is approx 9 hours to Nairobi, and direct flights are operated by British Airways and Kenya Airways.
  • Health Information Special vaccines are required for travel to Kenya.

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