Gorilla Walking Safaris


The Samburu National Reserve is one of the best wildlife reserves located at the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro river in Kenya. It covers an area of approximately 165 square kilometers and is part of a larger ecosystem that includes the Buffalo Springs National Reserve on the other side of the river. The reserve is named after the Samburu people, who are indigenous to the area.

Samburu National Reserve is known for its unique and diverse wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes, zebras, and many species of birds. It offers visitors a chance to experience the stunning landscapes, rich culture, and incredible wildlife that Kenya has to offer.

The Ewaso Ngiro River, is a source of water to the wildlife in the national reserve, besides, the reserve is known for two conservationists George and Joy Adamson who raised Elsa the Lioness, this made famous in the best-selling book and award-winning movie Born Free.

What to see and do in Samburu National Reserve.

Game Drives:

Experience game drive to explore the reserve and spot the diverse wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes, zebras, and more. The park is known for its unique species such as the Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, and Somali ostrich. Thinking about the history of the two conservations George and joy Adamson, who raised Elisa the lioness, and being a home of Kamunyak, a lioness famous for adopting oryx calves, Samburu game reserve is one of the best places to view wildlife in Kenya.

Nature Walks:

Guided nature walks allow you to explore the reserve on foot, accompanied by an experienced guide, explore step by step. It’s a great way to observe smaller wildlife, learn about plants, and appreciate the beautiful eco system. Enjoy walking with the close attachment with nature and also explanation from the local guide.

Bird Watching:

The Reserve is a paradise for bird enthusiasts and many birders prefer the parks to view different species.  With over 450 bird species, including the Somali ostrich, vulturine guineafowl, and many raptors, Samburu is the best place to do bird watching.

Cultural Encounters.

Do not leave Samburu without spending some time with the local Samburu people and learn about their traditional way of life, customs, and traditions. You can visit a Samburu village, witness traditional dances, and even purchase handmade crafts. By doing so you will be contributing directly to the wellbeing of the local communities.

Photography safaris.

Capture wildlife in action and capture the breathtaking landscapes. With the diversity of species and attractions, Samburu National parks offers the best Photography tours.

Best time to Visit Samburu National Reserve.

The best time to Visit Samburu National Reserve is the months of June to September and January to February, as these dry season months and many animals come to Ewaso Ng’iro river to quench thier thirst and feed.

Samburu National Park with its best 5 that include the Somali Ostrich, Generuk, Gravy Zebra, Reticulated giraffe and Beisa Oryx are well spotted in the dry seasons when they find thier way to the Ewaso Nyiro river quenching thier thirst. Its sometimes gets dursty both in the Buffallo springs across the river and sometimes wildlife cross over to the buffalo springs side. It is recommended to stay minimum 3 nights in both Samburu national reserve and buffalo springs for maximum chances to see the best and cat sightings of this beautiful paradise in northern Kenya

Our Hand Picked Luxury Camps In Samburu & Buffalo Springs


Saruni Samburu

The lodge is located in Samburu with spectacular views of Kalama conservancy and Mount Kenya. the facility offers luxury services with its six eco-chic villas. Samburu national reserve is wildlife-rich bush where visitors enjoy viewing wildlife up to their expectations. Learn about the Samburu people and the Samburu worriers the experience is unforgettable

Samburu Luxury lodging

Sasaab Lodge

The luxury lodge is strategically located on the edge of a river valley with magnificent views of mountain Kenya and Laikipia plateau. The lodge was built in African style and Moroccan design. Sasaab is situated outside Samburu National reserve but is a place of abundant diversity of species of wildlife, eco system and the rich culture.

Samburu Luxury lodging

Ashnil Samburu Camp.

The camp is located in the back drop of the Ol Olokwe Mountain near Ewaso Nyiro River. This makes excellent views of the river, and the eco system. Ashnil Samburu Camp offers luxury services and is among the best choice for visitors visiting the National Reserve.

Our Most selling Trips That Include Samburu National Reserve

Kenya Tsavo

Amboseli, Samburu & Masai Mara 10 Days | 9 Nights

Be rewarded to a 10 days through kenya’s iconic destinations. Spectate to the worlds Specatcles in Masai Mara, the elephant populated Ambesoli and the Still virgin Samburu N.Parks.

Samburu Safari Kenya

Samburu N.R & Masai Mara Safari 8 Days | 7 Nights

Combine two pristine wildlife destinations of Samburu National Reserve & Masai Mara Kenya on one epic safari. Visit Kenya and Stay at some of the best properties in northern Kenya