Samburu National Park, Kenya Safari
Samburu National Park, Kenya Safari, Wildlife Safari in Kenya Tour. Samburu National Park 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 National Park 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 National Park 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 National Park
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 a 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 River bank 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.
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Kenya Safari Destinations / Where to go for Wildlife Safaris in Kenya?
Maasai Mara National Reserve: Masai Mara is the most famous and most visited reserve in Kenya. Since it is protected as a reserve and not as a national park, Masai Mara is not managed by Kenya Wildlife Service but by the local authorities, namely District Councils. The protection of this area, among other factors, favoured re-population of the territory by the Maasai tribes, who by virtue of the reserve status were put in charge of the reserve’s management through the District Councils. Read More…
Amboseli National Reserve Kenya: Amboseli lies immediately North West of Mt. Kilimanjaro, on the border with Tanzania. Amboseli was established as a reserve in 1968 and gazetted as a National Park in 1974. The Park covers 392 kms and forms part of the much larger 3,000 Kms Amboseli ecosystem. Large concentrations of wildlife occur here in the dry season, making Amboseli a popular tourist destination. Read More…
Samburu National Reserve Kenya: Samburu, Buffalo Springs and Shaba are the most remote and inaccessible among the popular reserves located in Northern Kenya along the banks of the Ewaso Ngiro river. Shaba, the less visited of the three, is also the largest, with a total extension of 239 km. Samburu and Buffalo Springs are similar in surface area, 165 km and 128 km respectively. The area has been traditionally inhabited by the Samburu people, a nomad paranilotic tribe closely related to the Maasai. Read More…
Lake Nakuru National Park: Lake Nakuru is a very strong alkaline lake 62 kms in extent. Since its gazetting in 1968 as a national park, both authorities and conservation organisations have kept on winning the battle to private property and human settlings, further broadening the park limits in 1968 and 1974 to its current extension of 188 kms. The park is easily accessible, since Nakuru is the fourth city in the country and the headtown of the Rift Valley. The park covers the lake and a land strip around the northern, Read More…
Aberdare National Park: Created in 1950, Aberdare National Park is located in the Central Highlands. The landscape is made by the moorland, peaks and forest of the Kinangop Plateau in the South and the Salient rain forest in the East. Read More…
Mount Kenya National Park: Mt. Kenya is an imposing extinct volcano dominating the landscape of the Kenyan Central Highlands, east of the Rift. Mt. Kenya lies about 140 km North, North-East of Nairobi with its Northern flanks across the Equator. Read More…
Kenya Safari Attractions / What to See on A Kenya Wildlife Safari?
ABERDARE RANGES; The ranges are 343 kms from Nairobi and are at an altitude of 2500-4000 ft occupying an area of 104 sq. kms. The Aberdare National Park is part of the Aberdare Mountain Range. Deep valleys, streams and rivers as well as cascading waterfalls feature in this region. Read More…
BIG FIVE; Amboseli National Park is one of Kenya’s most prevalent parks on account of the astonishing view it exhibits of nearby Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest freestanding mountain. If you travel to Amboseli National Park, be sure of finding flocks of elephants with the unforgettable views of Kilimanjaro. Read More…
KENYA BEACH HOLIDAYS; This is usually the last part of your safari around Kenya. After spending time in the bush on safari, take a few days to relax on the beaches and catch a tan before heading home. Read More…
MOUNT KENYA; The region affords an excellent game viewing. Examples include the black and white Colobus and Sykes bushbuck, elephant, monkeys, buffalo, black rhino, waterbuck, genet cat and the bongo, Read More…
MOUNTAIN MERU; A commonly accepted area as the setting where Elsa, Joy Adamson’s lioness, was returned to the wild (Born Free 1960 – Written by Joy Adamson). Meru provides an astonishing combination of incomparable habitats. On the lower slopes of Mt. Kenya, Read More…
NAIROBI CITY; This is a great vacation site where you can get your films developed, wander through bookshops and send off your postcards. This Safari vacation in Nairobi is almost inevitable. Stay in Nairobi, you’ll find a town full of hustle and bustle, Read More…
WILDLIFE AND SCENERY; 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. Read More…
THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY; Visit one of the wonders of the world on a Great Rift Valley tour. The valley forms a wide trench (about 5400 miles long) down the length of Africa that is visible from the moon. When planning to have a vacation at the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, Read More…
TREKKING SAFARIS; Maralal National Reserve is one of Kenya’s little-known treasures. Tucked away in the center of the country amidst the Ol Doinyo Lenkiyo Mountains. Maralal completely surrounds the Samburu town of the Maralal within the Reserve’s boundaries. It is one of the best places for trekking safaris, Camel safaris, and walking safaris. Read More…
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