National Reserve which is a rugged and semi-desert park located in Samburu district in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. The park neighbors the homes of the Samburu tribe of Kenya, a tribe known.....
National Reserve which is a rugged and semi-desert park located in Samburu district in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. The park neighbors the homes of the Samburu tribe of Kenya, a tribe known for their remote culture, pastoral and nomadic way of life. Due to its remote distance and the fact that it was inaccessible for many years, the park has retained a naturally serene and quiet feeling. Besides the numerous wildlife found in this game reserve, the park is also a bird haven.
Samburu National Reserve is situated within the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. Measuring approximately 104sq. kilometres (approx. 65sq. miles) in size, this unfenced savannah grassland is roughly 350km (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 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..
Pick up from your hotel at 0730hrs. Safari Briefing and passing the majestic Mt. Kenya en route to the open savannah of Samburu Game Reserve, arrives in Samburu in late afternoon. You will have a lunch en-route. After checkin in your camp/lodge, leave to the camp for evening game drive. Dinner and overnight stay at Samburu CampsiteDay 2: Samburu Game reserve
Full day in Samburu with picnic lunch with an optional visit to Samburu villages. Samburu Game Reserve has Several species are considered unique to the region, including its ts unique dry-country animal life: All three big cats, lion, cheetah and leopard, can be found here, as well as elephants, buffalo and hippos and Ewaso Ngiro river contains large numbers of Nile crocodile. Other mammals frequently seen in the park include gerenuk, warthogs, Grant’s gazelle, Kirk’s dik-dik, impala, waterbuck, Grevy’s zebra, Beisa oryx and reticulated giraffe. 350 species of bird have been recorded. These include Somali ostrich, grey-headed kingfisher, sunbirds, bee-eaters, marabou stork, tawny eagle, bateleur, vulturine guineafowl,yellow throated spurfowl, lilac-breasted roller, palm nut vulture, red-billed hornbill, secretary bird, Verreaux’s eagle, superb starling, yellow-billed hornbill and vultures.Day 3: Samburu – Nairobi
After breakfast leave Samburu to Nairobi where your tour ends arriving in late afternoon. End of 3 Days Samburu Game Reserve Safari