The best feature of Samburu is not the wildlife or the picturesque surroundings, but the fact that it is one of the lesser-visited regions in Kenya. The peaceful atmosphere and the authentic wilderness experience set it apart from the better-known wildlife reserves in the country.
Situated on the banks of the Ewaso Ngíro River, with its palm groves and dense forests, there is plentiful wildlife and the bird watching is especially good. The rest of the reserve is fairly hot and semi-arid, making for easy game viewing.
Shaba National Reserve Attractions
The Samburu 5 - Grevy’s Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Beisa Oryx, Gerenuk and Somali Ostrich – can only be found in this part of Kenya
This area is home to the Samburu people, cousins to the Maasai. Up here their culture has remained relatively undisturbed by the modern world and they are proud to share their ways and knowledge with visitors
The area is well-known as a walking destination, in particular for walking safaris with camels, part of the Samburu way of life
Samburu connects to two other parks, Shaba and Buffalo Springs, with no interruption - linking the three of them into one large park
Safaris that include: "Shaba National Reserve" as a destination