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The Samburu Reserve stretches stark and rugged towards the Chalbi desert.

Remote wilderness

The country here is empty and wild, a place of baked brown earth and parched vegetation. The silence is almost eerie and at first you might think this is empty landscape.

Stay for a while, though, and you will find one of Kenya’s most rewarding reserves. Running through Samburu, the Ewaso N’giro River is surrounded by a permanent ribbon of green, with tamarinds, doum palms and acacia provide respite from the sweltering sun.

Wildlife of Samburu

Reticulated Giraffe, Samburu National ReserveElephant, buffalo and waterbuck frequent the woodland, impala herds graze under the trees and Grevy’s zebra, Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe and gerenuk can all be found. Lion, leopard and cheetah are never far away, while, up above, martial eagles, bateleurs and pygmy falcons patrol the skies.

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Suggested Samburu National Reserve itinerary

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Samburu National Reserve, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Accommodation choices for Samburu National Reserve

We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Samburu National Reserve. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

Map of Samburu National Reserve

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