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The Samburu Special Five safari gives you the opportunity to spot both the Big Five and the park’s ‘Special Five’

Samburu Game Reserve in northern Kenya offers a truly unique safari experience. Not only is the park home to iconic animals such as elephants, lions, and leopards, but it’s also home to the Samburu Special Five – a quintet of five animals found nowhere else in Kenya. The Samburu Special Five safari gives you the opportunity to spot both the Big Five and the park’s ‘Special Five’ – reticulated giraffes, Somali ostrich, gerenuk, besia oryx, and the Grevy’s zebra.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $490 - $595
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 3 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Kenya Kenya
Parks visited: Samburu
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:

Day 1:Nairobi - Samburu Game Reserve

Depart from Nairobi after breakfast and drive north via Nanyuki and Mt. Kenya to rugged and remote Samburu Game Reserve. Arrive in time for lunch. At 1600hrs, you will head out on a game drive in the semi-arid park that showcases the unique wildlife that Samburu is home to. In addition to more ‘conventional’ safari animal sightings, you’ll also have the chance to spot the Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich, long-necked Gerenuk and Grevy’s Zebra – the famous ‘Special Five’. The park is also home to large herds of elephants, as well as lions, leopards, zebras, and more. After your game drive, you’ll overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge
Main Destination:
• Samburu Game Reserve
Accommodation:
• Samburu Sopa Lodge (Midrange Lodge located inside located inside Samburu Game Reserve)
Meals & drinks:
• Lunch and dinner (Breakfast not included)
• Drinking water (Drinks not included)

Day 2: Samburu Game Reserve

You’ll have a full day to explore the park in search of its rarer inhabitants as well as the likes of leopards, lions, hyenas, cheetahs, antelopes, and more. While Samburu is smaller than other Kenyan parks and reserves, its diverse wildlife tend to cluster closer together near the life-giving Ewaso Ng’iro River. Dinner and Overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge
Main Destination:
• Samburu Game Reserve
Accommodation:
• Samburu Sopa Lodge (Midrange Lodge located inside located inside Samburu Game Reserve)
Meals & drinks:
• Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
• Drinking water (Drinks not included)

Day 3:Samburu Game Reserve - Nairobi

Wake up early for a sunrise game drive through the Samburu Game Reserve. The cooler air and low-light are the ideal time to spot hunters such as lions and leopards on the prowl, and the early morning light is also quite spectacular as it sets fire to the landscape. After a late breakfast, you will drive back to Nairobi where you’ll be transferred to the JKIA airport or your hotel.
Main Destination:
• Nairobi
Accommodation:
• No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
• Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Inclusions:

  • Park fees
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water(On all days)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT

Exclusions:

  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

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