Package list

See our packages

Samburu Game Reserve Lodge Safari

Samburu Game Reserve Lodge Safari

DESCRIPTION:
This road is less travelled, journeying to the remote and dramatic Samburu Game Reserve located 327 Kilometers from Nairobi. This game reserve is located in what used to be called the Northern Frontier District.
 
Samburu is semi-arid desert region 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. 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.
 
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.
 

Package Details

 
Day 1: Nairobi – Drive to Samburu Game Reserve

After breakfast at your city hotel/ residence, depart by road driving across the equator from the Southern to the Northern Hemisphere, and onwards to the semi-arid region of the Samburu Game Reserve.
 
The name Samburu is of Maasai origin, a ‘samburr’ is a traditional leather bag the Masai use for carrying honey and milk. This region is characterized by vast, open landscapes, dried riverbeds (depending on the season of the year) and its red volcanic soil.
Rock outcroppings contrast against the dense woodland vegetation along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, the river that gives life to the reserve. The area is home to the Samburu tribe, who are ‘cousins’ to the Maasai people with their own distinct cultural traditions.

Arrive at the camp or lodge in time for lunch, Late afternoon game drive, and return back to the camp or lodge before sunset.
 
Dinner and overnight at the camp or lodge.
Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}
 
Day 3: Explore Samburu Game Reserve
This full day in the Samburu Game Reserve will be spent searching for the big five, the Samburu five and observing the vast unspoiled scenery during morning and afternoon game viewing drives.

Dinner and overnight at the camp or lodge.  Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3: Samburu – Drive to Nairobi

For your final day in Samburu National Reserve, an early morning game viewing drive is planned for you, or instead, you might decide you would like to sleep in. Breakfast will be served at the camp or lodge, after which you will depart by road to Nairobi.
 
Upon arrival in Nairobi your driver will take you for lunch at the world-famous Carnivore Restaurant (at an extra Cost). After lunch, there will be time for shopping, or you can spend the afternoon at leisure.
 
Later on, you will be transferred to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your international departure flight, with your African Safari memories that will last forever.

 

Accommodation Options

  • Samburu Lodge
  • Larsens Camp
  • Samburu Sopa Lodge
  • Samburu Simba Lodge

 

Item package intro

  • Package Duration: 3 Days/ 2 Nights
  • Destination: Samburu Game Reserve Lodge Safari

Popular Travel Package

Related items