The reserve is located 360 kilometers from Nairobi in the Semi-arid Northern Kenya along the Ewaso Nyiro River, which flows from the Kenyan Highlands.

It is rich in wildlife with an abundance of rare northern specialist species such as the Grevy’s Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx (also referred to as Samburu Special Five). Five species categorized as vulnerable have also been recorded here; the African darter, great egret, white-headed vulture, martial eagle and the yellowbilled ox-pecker. The critically endangered pancake tortoise is also found here.

The reserve is also popular with African elephants, large predators such as the lion, leopard and cheetah. Africa’s Wild dogs are also a common attraction together with abundant birdlife with over 450 species recorded.

The climate in the reserve is Arid and semi-arid with hot days and cool nights with annual mean temperature between 18º C and 30ºC. The reserve is a carnival of activities: game drives, bird watching, sundowners, bush breakfast, nature walks, river rafting (depending on the river water level) and the Samburu cultural experience.

Please click on one of the links below and make your own selection.

Amboseli National Park


Lake Naivasha

Lake Nakuru National Park

Maasai mara Game Reserve

Mt. Kenya / Abardares

Sweet Waters Sanctuary

Tsavo National Park

Samburu National Reserve


Last Update: 23 November 2018
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