3 Days Samburu National Reserve Camping Safari

Samburu National Park
Daily Tour 3 day Availability: 2019-01-01
Samburu National Reserve Kenya Tour Guide: 3 Days Samburu National Reserve Camping Safari

The 3 Days Samburu national reserve safari tour gets to Samburu reserve from Nairobi at 1:00pm after a 6 hour drive with a 3 hour game drive in Samburu starting the 3 day safari. Return to your Samburu lodge at 18:30hrs starting the most amazing 3 day safari to Samburu national reserve.

3 Days Samburu National Reserve Camping Safari (Ashnil tented camp) Cost per person
1 person $ 690
2 Persons $ 670
3 persons $ 640
4 Persons $ 620
5 Persons and Above $ 600

3 Days Samburu National Reserve Safari

The 3 days Samburu National Reserve takes you to see wildlife in Samburu national reserve in the North of Kenya. Below is a 3 days Samburu national reserve safari itinerary to help you plan your Kenya safari to Samburu. Samburu National reserve stands as one of the most beautiful Kenya Parks in Northern Circuit. It holds the most indigenous wildlife as well as the home of African Elephants and beautiful species of Zebras and the Masai Giraffes.

The most popular park in northern Kenya, Samburu’s dominant feature is the Ewaso Ngiro River, which slices through the otherwise bone-dry country. The river acts as a magnet for thirsty animals, and large numbers of elephants, Grevy’s zebras, giraffes and lions gather along the riverbanks.

Here are 3 Samburu National Reserve Facts and other Information

1. Where is Samburu National Reserve in Kenya

Samburu National Reserve is situated at the southeastern corner of Samburu District in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. It is bordered to the south by Ewaso Nyiro River, which separates it from the Buffalo Springs National Reserve.

The reserve covers an area of 165 Km² and is located around 345Km from Nairobi.

2. Samburu National Reserve Climate and Weather

The Reserve lies within ecological zone V- which is classified as arid and semi- arid with moisture index of 42 to 57, which indicate that evapo-transpiration is greater than available moisture. The days are extremely hot while the nights are cool.

The annual mean temperatures range between 18ºC and 30ºC, while the mean annual rainfall is 354mm with peaks in November and April.

The dry season starts in late May, and goes up to early October during when large concentration of wildlife is found in the reserve due to availability of lush vegetation along the Ewaso Nyiro River, the main source of water to the Reserve and the nearby communities.

3. Available Game in Samburu National Reserve

The reserve is reach in wildlife with fame for abundance in rare northern specialist species such as the Grevy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx (Also referred as Samburu Special).

The reserve is also popular with a minimum of 900 elephants. Large predators such as the Lion, Leopard and Cheetah are an important attraction (Kamunyak the Miracle Lioness that adapted the baby Oryx is a resident in the reserve). Wild dog sightings are also a common attraction to this unique protected area.

4. Bird Watching in Samburu National Reserve

Birdlife is abundant with over 450 species recorded. Birds of the arid northern bush country are augmented by a number of riverine forest species. Lesser Kestrel and the Taita Falcon are species of global conservation concern and they both utilize the reserve.

Five species categorized as vulnerable have recorded in the reserve. These are African Darter, Great Egret, White-headed Vulture, Martial Eagle and the Yellow-billed Ox-pecker. Critically endangered species under CITIES – Pancake tortoise (malacochersus tornieri) is found in the reserve.


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
Nairobi

DEPARTURE TIME
Please arrive by 10:15 AM for a prompt departure at 11:00 AM.

INCLUDED
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All game viewing activities in a van with pop-up roof
  • All taxes, fees and handling
  • Game Park entrance fees
  • Meals
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Airport pick up & Drop Off
  • Accommodation
  • Transport
1: Drive to Samburu National Reserve

Our safari driver/guide will collect you from your Nairobi city hotel and drive you through the Kikuyu highlands with tea and coffee plantations to admire the view as you head for Samburu Game Reserve, the semi-arid region of the nomadic Samburu people.

Arrive and check in to a Samburu safari Lodge/Samburu Serena Safari Lodge for lunch and short relaxation. Afternoon game drive after lunch allows viewing of the rare local species of Zebra and Giraffe.

Dinner and overnight at Samburu Serena Lodge or Samburu safari lodge.

2: All Day in Samburu National Reserve

Full day at Samburu with morning and afternoon game drives. Rest of day at leisure. Samburu Game Reserve, which covers about 104 square kilometers. Ololokwe Table Mountain forms a dramatic backdrop to our game viewing.

Samburu is also home to the third of Kenya’s giraffe species – the rare Reticulated Giraffe (only found in the Northern parks).

This is also where you see the blue-legged Somali Ostrich, the long-necked Gerenuk gazelle, and the straight-horned Beisa Oryx antelope.

Overnight at Samburu Serena Lodge or equivalent.

 

3: Nairobi – End of 3 Days Samburu National Reserve

After a relaxed buffet breakfast, you will leave Samburu for a scenic drive to Nairobi.

Complimentary lunch at Carnivore Restaurant, arguably Africa’s most famous restaurant.

Afternoon transfer to the airport for flight home.

 

The Samburu National Reserve is a game reserve on the banks of the Ewaso Ng'iro river in Kenya.

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