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Samburu National Reserve
Samburu National reserve is a major wildlife safari destination in northern Kenya. It is situated in Samburu County, approximately 350 km from the capital Nairobi.
Samburu Game Reserve sits on the banks of River Ewaso Ng'iro, which is the lifeline of the rugged plains of Samburu.
Best Samburu Safari Camps & Lodges
Top Game Lodges in Samburu National Park include Ashnil Samburu, Elephant Bedroom Camp, Elephant Watch Camp, Joy's Camp, Saasab Lodge and Samburu Intrepids.
When to go to Samburu
Samburu offers an amazing African wildlife vacation any time of year, but the long dry season from July to October is the best time to visit Samburu Reserve.
The Samburu tribe is one of the more dominating tribes of north-central Kenya. Samburu people are related to but distinct from the Maasai and speak Samburu, which is a Nilo-Saharan language.
What to See in Samburu
Samburu is a unique safari destination. Its far-flung location makes it less crowded than other parks in the country. Additionally, it is an enchanting destination with a wide range of species that include elephants, cheetahs, leopards, buffalos, hippos and warthogs.
Samburu National Reserve is also home to the five rare species of Northern Kenya that are the reticulated giraffe, the gerenuk, Somali ostrich, Grevy's zebra and beisa oryx.
Camel back riding on the banks of Ewaso Ng'iro River is another popular activity in this park. In addition, you can mingle with the local Samburu community during cultural tours of local villages.
Other places of interest close to this game reserve are Buffalo Springs National Reserve and Shaba National Reserve.
How to go to Samburu
The easiest way to get to Samburu is by air from Nairobi or from other major cities in the country. Flights to Samburu from Wilson Airport in Nairobi are about an hour long. You can also drive to the park from Nanyuki and Isiolo towns.