Samburu National Reserve and Surrounding Areas
Located within the Rift Valley Province of Kenya, Samburu is a beautiful place for something different within East Africa - it dryer and warmer in this part of the country. The Ewaso Ng’iro river runs through the park attracting diverse wildlife to this arid land. Samburu is known for its abundance in some rare species of animals such as the reticulated giraffe, grevy zebra, and somali ostrich. There is also quite a large elephant population. Other predators such as the lion, leopard and cheetah are here as well as wild dogs. There is known to be a diverse and large birdlife with over 450 species recorded.
The Samburu area is also home to the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, Shaba National Reserve, Kalama Community Conservancy, and Buffalo Springs. A great place to get away from the mass crowds of some of the other parts of the country.
The best views of Mt. Kilimanjaro
Large herds of elephants
Elephant photographers dream landscape, especially during the dry season
Active safaris in Chyulu Hills
Lava tunnels (Chyulu Hills)
Ideal amount of time here?
3 to 4 nights
Laikipia, Samburu, Tsavo, Masai Mara, or the beach
Ol Donyo Lodge
Campi Ya Kanzi
Ol Tukai Lodge
3,871 ft / 1,180 m to
7,180 ft / 2,188 m
Depends on conservancy
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