This is a 3 day flying package to Samburu National Reserve, a relatively small park north of Mt. Kenya and across the equator a unique landscapes of rounded and rugged hills and undulating plains. Samburu is a beautiful and game abundant park, home to rarely found species such as the Beisa Oryx, Grevy’s zebra, blue-necked Somali ostrich and reticulated giraffe. Elephant and lion are also plentiful, and leopard are often seen.
Birdlife is abundant with over 450 species recorded. Birds of the arid northern bush country are augmented by a number of Riverine forest species. The lesser kestrel and the taita falcon are species of global conservation concern and they both utilize the reserve. Five species categorized as vulnerable have been recorded in the reserve. These are the African darter, great agret, white headed vulture, martial eagle and the yellow. Billed ox-pecker. The critically endangered pancake tortoise is also found in the reserve.
Major activities in Samburu National Reserve
There are various activities that visitors can engage in while residing at the reserve. These activities include, wildlife safaris, bird watching, sundowners, bush breakfast, nature walks, river rafting this depends on the water level and the Samburu cultural experience.
Accommodation in Samburu National Reserve
Samburu national reserve has got a number of visitor’s facilities including. Lodges: Samburu game lodge, Samburu Larsen’s camp, Samburu Sopa, Samburu interprids, Elephant bedroom, Elephant Watch Safaris, and also Mimba Mingi tented lodge.
There also permanent campsites, game trackers, lion King Safaris, there also special campsites, that is to say, Doom Palm campsite, Von derdecken the Hornbill campsite, Grevy campsite, Impala campsite.
Day 1. Nairobi/Samburu
Depart Wilson Airport and fly to Samburu National Reserve. On arrival you will met and transferred to your Lodge. Lunch and afternoon game drive.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge or Camp.
Day 2. Samburu
Morning and afternoon game drives, including nature and bird walk guided by the lodge naturalist.
Optional camel riding. All meals and overnight at the Lodge / Camp.
Day 3. Samburu/Nairobi
Another morning game drive, then transfer to the airstrip for flight back to Nairobi arriving approx.12:15hrs. Drop at your hotel or transfer to the international airport for onward flight home.