Up north in the semi arid northern frontier district of Kenya is Samburu Game Reserve. Samburu Game Reserves is a sister reserve for Shaba Game Reserve which borders the Samburu. The word Samburu is derived from the Samburu nomadic tribe with similar characteristics and traditions as the world famous Masai tribe.

The Samburu Game Reserves is about 5 hours drive from Nairobi and so considered as one of the Off the beaten track destinations together with the other less known parks in Northern Kenya but now Samburu is more accessible like never before. Thanks to the improved infrastructure Samburu National Reserve can be included in even shorter safaris in combination with Mount Kenya, Abadares National Park as well as Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara.

One of the tours that we offer that includes the Samburu Game Reserve is our 09 days best of Kenya safari starting from Nairobi and ending at Nairobi.

What makes Samburu National Reserve more fascinating safari destination in Kenya is that Apart from the usual big game and smaller animals, and birds found elsewhere, here you can get a rare chance to spot the rarest species found only here. Some of the most common ones being; the beisa Oryx, the gerenuk, and the black maned lions. Here you also get to spot other rare species like the reticulated giraffes, Grevys zebras, as well as the Somali ostriches.  Other animals include warthogs, leopards, dikdiks, impalas, gazelles, rhinos etc.

We have several safari packages that include Samburu Game Reserve. Both short and long Safari packages. Please contact our safari experts for more about Samburu Game Reserve and Safaris to Samburu Kenya.