Samburu National Reserve is situated 350 kilometers North of Nairobi in Samburu County. It is one of the two areas in which conservationists George & Joy Adamson raised Elsa: the Lioness made famous in the bestselling book and award winning movie Born Free.
The reserve is also the home of Kamunyak, a lioness famous for adopting oryx calves. In the middle of the reserve, the Ewaso Ng’iro flows through doumpalm groves and thick riverine forests which provides water to the game in this arid region.
During the trip, we shall explore the reserves inspiring landscape where we expect to see some of the big five, Gerenuk, Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich, Grevy’s Zebra, Besia Oryx, and much more. Birdlife is prolific with over 450 species of birds recorded
Day 1 (Oct 20th)- Nairobi - Samburu
We shall meet at National Museums of Kenya- outside Fisheries Department Gate at 8:00 am and depart at 8:15 for Samburu. We will have a Stopover at Nanyuki for Early Lunch and Proceed to Samburu National Reserve for afternoon game drive and Camping
Day 2 (Oct 21st)- Samburu National Reserve
We plan to wake up early, take coffee and start off with an early morning game drive and head back to the camp for a Brunch at 11:00 am. You will have an option of visiting a nearby lodge for refreshment and swimming or relaxing at the camp. At 3:30 pm we will start the afternoon game drive and head back to the camp at 6:00 pm for dinner as we enjoy bonfire.
Day 3 (Oct 22nd)– Samburu –Nairobi
Breakfast will be served at 8:00 am, we shall enjoy game drive as we enroute to Nairobi. We will have a stopover for Lunch on our way as we expect to be back at the National Museums of Kenya latest by 5:00 pm
- Transport in a Safari vehicle
- Meals - L&D (20th) BF, L&D (21st) BF& L (22nd)
- Guide fees
- Camping fee & camping equipment
- Reserve entrance fees for Citizens only-(Residents & Non-residents to pay for own park & camping fee)
Payment /payment deadline
You can pay for the trip by cash at Nature Kenya Office, by M-pesa (Pay bill) to business number 100300 account “Samburu trip” or write a cheque to Nature Kenya P. O Box 44486-00100 latest by 16th October 2017
If a member cancels a reservation as detailed below, the following sums will be claimed.
- If cancelled within 5 days prior – 50% of the total sum payable is due
- If cancelled within 3 days to the trip or fails to show up – Full payment is due
In all instances, notification of cancellation must be made in writing and will be effective on the date received