Samburu National Reserve is one of the lesser-known national parks, but is nevertheless teeming with life. Situated alongside the Ewaso Nyiro River, there is plenty to attract wildlife from the surrounding savannah plains. The reserve 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).

The reserve is also home to elephants and large predators such as the lion, leopard and cheetah. Kamunyak the miracle lioness that adopted the baby oryx was as a resident in the reserve.

Wild dog sightings are also a common attraction to this unique protected area. Birdlife is abundant with over 450 species recorded.

Samburu Game Reserve Highlights | What to See and Do 

Samburu Game Viewing: Samburu animals include cheetah, lion, leopard, impala, buffalo, hippo, and dik-dik, as well as the native gerenuk, Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa Oryx.

You are guaranteed to see most animals during the dry season as they converge at the Uaso Nyiro River, their main source of water during the long dry weather.

Elephants are also spotted during this time, and you can watch the Nile crocodiles swim in the river.

Samburu Bird Viewing: Samburu National Reserve is a paradise for bird lovers, with over 350 species of birds already recorded.

You can enjoy a colorful assortment of birds such as vultures, kingfishers, marabous, eagles, guinea fowl, Somali ostriches and many more.

Samburu Cultural Tours: Visit the local Samburu villages where you get a chance to interact with the colorful Samburu people in their traditional setting and experience their culture.

This is a good opportunity to purchase traditional Samburu souvenirs, art and collectibles.

Accommodation and Destinations


Day 1

1 night

Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch


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Naivasha: Wileli House

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2 Days / 1 Night

Group Size: TBA

Reference Number: BS/CWT/2023



Valid for 15th April - 15th May 2024  (low Season) 

  • Non-resident Starting from;  USD 310.00 per person sharing per night
  • Non-resident Starting from; USD 200.00 per person in a Single Per night


Valid For 01 Apr - 30 June (Low Season)

  • Non-resident Starting from; USD315 .00 per person sharing per night
  • Non-resident Starting from; USD 240.00 per person in a Single Per night

Valid For 02 Jan - 31 Mar and 01 Oct - 23 Dec (High Season)

  • Non-resident Starting from; USD370.00 per person sharing per night
  • Non-resident Starting from; USD 275.00 per person in a Single Per night


Transport in a Mini Van: USD 250.00 per day

Transport in a  LandCruiser: USD 350.00 per day



  • Full board accommodation & limited laundry service
  • Shared day & night game drives in 4x4 vehicles and guided bush walks
  • Bush meals, sundowner & picnic excursions



  • Conservation fees 
  • Exclusive use of vehicle (US$350 per day)
  • Premium drinks (champagne, luxury spirits and special wines)
  • Additional Wellbeing Space treatments
  • Gratuities to staff & guides and anything of a personal nature
  • Temporary Flying Doctors cover
  • Transport & Entry fees to Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (bookable in advance)
  •  Cultural village visits
  • Own private guides (contact us for rates)
  • Late departure fees (US$150 per adult / US$75 per child)
  • All statutory increases beyond our control
  • Any payable extra services
  • Anything not mentioned in the includes

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