The Samburu National Reserve can offer the safari experience in Kenya that you dream about. It holds all the ferocious and famous big cats of the country and is meticulously first-class in its operations. There’s no doubt that Samburu wins the heart of all its visitors.
This beautiful reserve has a superb location on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro River in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. It has a diverse landscape of savannahs and forests and is prime big game country. The lovely thing about Samburu is that it has always managed to maintain a quiet and natural atmosphere, and has not become as busy and overrun as certain other national parks in Southern Africa. Samburu is also a very special place that has some most unusual animals, including the long-necked gerenuk, Somali ostrich, beisa oryx, Grevy’s zebra and the reticulated giraffe. These animals are fondly known as the ‘Samburu Big 5’!
This national reserve is popular for its common sightings of the rare wild dog and leopard, and it has sufficient birdlife to keep even the most avid bird enthusiast gleaming with joy. Hence its name, the Samburu National Reserve neighbours homes of the Samburu tribe. These people have a nomadic lifestyle and strong cultural and pastoral beliefs. Whist visiting the reserve it is also interesting to learn more about the local people of the area.
In addition, Samburu is one of the locations where Elsa the Lioness was raised by George and Joy Adamson. The story about how this orphaned lion was domestically raised and then re-introduced into the wild was a huge hit, with a best-selling book and an award-winning movie called Born Free. Now you can come to the very place where all this happened and have an adventure of your own!
There are a number of superb safari lodges in the Samburu National Reserve. To really ensure the success of your trip you must select the perfect place of accommodation. While many are similar, their subtle differences are what can significantly count towards your dream vacation. For example, some are best for families, some have amazing big cat tracking safaris and yet others offer camelback safaris, bush breakfasts and more private facilities that are super for honeymooners. East Cape Tours can definitely assist with helping you select the best accommodation. It is really beneficial to have the advice of people who know the area a bit better. We will make sure your trip is just as exciting or relaxing as you want it to be and will be thrilled to assist with your amazing time in Kenya.
Remember as well that there are also plenty of other safari destinations in Kenya well worth a visit, so if you would rather not remain in one place for your whole trip, we can set up an itinerary which includes several other fantastic destinations.
From Nile crocodiles and various rarely seen animals to over 350 species of bird, Samburu National Reserve has a lot to offer its guests. With an ideal landscape and a river, there is plenty in the reserve to attract large numbers of wild animals. This, together with the expertise of the friendly rangers of the lodges, ensures that there is never a dull safari drive at Samburu.