3 Days Rugged Samburu Safari

3 Days/ 2 Nights Samburu Game Reserve Road Safari takes the road less travelled, Making a tour of the remote and dramatic Samburu region in Kenya’s northern frontier. Samburu National Reserve is located on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro River in Kenya about 327 kilometers from Nairobi and the driving time from Nairobi to Samburu is 5.5 hours with brief stopovers on the way..

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$690 - $890
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
3 days
Best months:
March - May
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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Day 1: Nairobi - Samburu
Day 2: Samburu
Day 3: Samburu - Nairobi

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive to Samburu Game Reserve

After breakfast at your city hotel/ residence, a safari briefing will follow on the adventures ahead. After the briefing, your safari adventure will begin as you depart by road driving across the equator from the Southern to the Northern Hemisphere, and onwards to the semi-arid region of the Samburu Game Reserve. The name Samburu is of Maasai origin, a ‘samburr’ is a traditional leather bag the Masai use for carrying honey and milk. This region is characterized by vast, open landscapes, dried riverbeds (depending on the season of the year) and its red volcanic soil. Rock outcroppings contrast against the dense woodland vegetation along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, the river that gives life to the reserve. The area is home to the Samburu tribe, who are ‘cousins’ to the Maasai people with their own distinct cultural traditions. Arrive at the camp or lodge in time for lunch, followed by some leisure hours for a siesta or swim before you depart for an afternoon game viewing drive, and return back to the camp or lodge before sunset. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Explore Samburu Game Reserve

This full day in the Samburu Game Reserve will be spent searching for the big five, the Samburu five and observing the vast unspoiled scenery during morning and afternoon game viewing drives. The park is plentiful with crocodiles that bask on muddy riverbanks and velvet monkeys that frolic in the late afternoon sun. Samburu is renowned for its rare species of fauna known as the ‘Samburu five’. These five particular animals are usually only found north of the equator – the long necked gerenuk, the reticulated giraffe which is characterized by its liver-colored geometric patches defined by narrow white lines, the Grevy’s zebra which is smaller than the common zebra and looks more like a horse, the beisa oryx with black horizontal stripe running across its lower flank and the Somali ostrich males which have blue-grey necks and thighs. A camel-back safari is a specialty in Samburu, as well as a cultural visit to the Samburu people who depend on their cattle, goat, sheep and donkey can be arranged. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3: Samburu – Drive to Nairobi

For your final day in Samburu National Reserve, an early morning game viewing drive is planned for you, or instead, you might decide you would like to sleep in. Breakfast will be served at the camp or lodge, after which you will depart by road to Nairobi. Upon arrival in Nairobi your driver will take you for lunch at the world-famous Carnivore Restaurant (at an extra Cost). After lunch, there will be time for shopping, or you can spend the afternoon at leisure. Later on, you will be transferred to your hotel or Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your international departure flight, with your African Safari memories that will last forever.

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Samburu Lodge
  • Samburu Sopa Lodge

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Since: Jun 2008

Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

African buffalo
African buffalo
Baboon
Baboon
Cheetah
Cheetah
Dik dik
Dik dik
Elephant
Elephant
Giraffe
Giraffe
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Bird watching
Bird watching
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Cultural / Tribal visits
Game drives
Game drives
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