Samburu is a hot and arid area distinguished by a parched landscape of hills and plains.
This is where the refreshing waters of the Ewaso Ngiro River run through Samburu and draw towards plenty of wildlife – including lions, giraffes elephants and zebras. Leopards are also regularly spotted.
It is well known for providing the opportunity to see wildlife that only lives in the dry north of Kenya. Samburu is home to large herds of elephants and elusive leopards. Your safari wouldn’t be complete without seeing a gerenuk – an odd yet distinguished gazelle with a long neck, which stands on its hind legs to feed. There is a good selection of safari lodges and luxury tented camps in the Samburu Region.
Accommodations in Samburu.
- Sarova Shaba is located in the Samburu National Park. The park is home to a host of wildlife, unique to the area, including the reticulated giraffe, gerenuk grevy’s zebra, ostrich, and oryx.
- Samburu Serena Safari Lodge is situated on the fertile banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, in the median of the Samburu Game Reserve in Kenya’s rugged, semi-arid Northern Province.
- Samburu Intrepids is luxury-tented camp set in the semi-arid desert in the quiet western section of Samburu National Reserve. The camp is shaded by acacias at the Uaso Nyiro River and forms a chilly oasis and creates a fanciful milieu.
- Larsen’s is a small luxurious tented camp located north of Nairobi set in lush lawns on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River.
- Samburu Lodge is situated on the Uaso Nyiro Riverbank with a backdrop of mountains and its own indigenous animals, unique to the region.
- Elsa’s Kopje which was named after the famous lioness reared by George & Joy Adamson from the movie fame “Born Free”, as she frequented this area often.
- Samburu Sopa Lodge is built overlooking the wildlife-rich banks of the Ewaso Nyiro river, and is comprised of 60 en-suite rooms, all with balconies that give you access to the panorama of the area. That is; the hills, plains and river.