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.

Highlights

  • The best views of Mt. Kilimanjaro

  • Large herds of elephants

  • Elephant photographers dream landscape, especially during the dry season

  • Stunning scenery

  • 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

ACCOMMODATIONS

Chyulu Hills:

Ol Donyo Lodge

Campi Ya Kanzi

Amboseli:

Tortilis Camp

Amboseli Serena

Ol Tukai Lodge

Altitude

3,871 ft / 1,180 m to

7,180 ft / 2,188 m

Airport

Depends on conservancy

Prefer to talk with someone?
Call 1-888-723-2740.


Chyulu Hills

Ol Donyo Lodge

Ol Donyo Lodge

Chyulu Hills

Campi Ya Kanzi

Campi Ya Kanzi

Chyulu Hills

Amboseli National Park

Tortilis Camp Amboseli

Tortilis Camp

Amboseli

Amboseli Serena

Amboseli Serena

Amboseli

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Tawi Lodge

Amboseli

Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli

Ol Tukai Lodge

Amboseli