North of Mount Kenya and Laikipia, the Samburu ecosystem is comprised of Samburu National Reserve, Shaba National Reserve, Buffalo Springs Reserve, Kalama Conservancy, West Gate Community Area and Nakupurat-Gotu Conservancy.
A rugged and semi-desert savannah of 104km2, the unfenced Samburu National Reserve sits 350 km from Nairobi.
Intersected by the Ewaso Nyiro River, the area has an abundance of wildlife including Nile crocodile, cheetah, leopard, lion, elephant, buffalo and hippo as well the rare species of long necked gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa oryx.
The ecosystem’s remote location provides an untouched and unspoilt wilderness of open savannah, volcanic rocks, sacred mountains and the Ewaso Nyiro River lined with an oasis of vegetation attracting over 350 species of bird including vulture, kingfisher, guinea fowl and Somali ostrich.
● Dramatic scenery of semi-arid desert intersected by the Ewaso Nyiro River
● Traditional homeland of the nomadic and pastoral Samburu people
● Discover the ‘Samburu Special Five’; Reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, Beisa oryx and Gerenuk antelope.
● Day Game Drives
● Guided Bush Walks
● Hiking, Bird Watching
● Fly Camping
● Camel Trekking
● Cultural Community Visits
● Quad Biking Safaris