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Visit Samburu National Reserve, Kenya

Samburu National Reserve is semi-arid and rugged park situated alongside the Ewaso Nyiro River in Northern Kenya. It’s one of the most popular reserves in the region, located near the Samburu tribe, who are well-known for their remote semi-nomadic and pastoral lifestyle.  The reserve features a wide variety of wildlife species including mammals and birds.

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Main Attractions

  1. Wildlife Viewing
  2. Beautiful Scenery
  3. Bird Viewing Haven
  4. Samburu Cultural Tours
  5.  The Land of Adamson

 

 

 

 

Wildlife Viewing:

Samburu National Reserve offers great game viewing; you will find four of the Big Five animals here. The Usaso Nyiro River is a converging spot for many animals during the dry season. There are a large number of leopards and big cats in the reserve, and other animals present include lesser kudu, gerenuk, Beisa oryx, Grevy’s zebra and reticulated giraffe.

Beautiful Scenery:

The reserve covers the semi-arid savannah area, featuring a riverine forest along Ewaso Nyero River and dry acacia scrub peppered with termite mounds. You’ll find the scenic Koitogor Hill right at the centre of the reserve.

Bird Viewing Haven:

Samburu is the home to colourful birds such as palm-nut vulture, lilac-breasted roller, secretary bird, northern red-billed hornbill, bateleurs, guinea fowl, Somali ostriches, yellow-billed hornbill, superb starling, kingfishers, marabous, and vultures. The reserve is a paradise for bird watchers.

Samburu Cultural Tours:

A visit to any of the local villages in Samburu offers you an opportunity to experience the lifestyle and culture of the people. You’ll find a variety of traditional collectables, art, and souvenirs to buy and take home for your friends and family.

The Land of Adamson:

The area houses four unique mammals that roam around the lodges in Samburu. You’ll discover the history of George and Joy Adamson, the oryx-adopting lioness, Kamunyak, and Elsa (the lioness of Born Free fame) here.

 

More About Popular Activities at Samburu National Reserve

Hiking:

The Mount Ol Lolokwe will take your five hours before you can conquer it through hiking. The reward is a magnificent view of Samburu.

The Lmuget Ceremony:

Just like the people of Maasai, the Samburu host the Lmuget ceremony every seven years when a moran (warrior) is initiated as an elder. It is an auspicious event.

Visit the Singing Wells:

Nothing prepares you to witness the Singing Wells activities in Samburu, where the thousands of livestock are called out to come and drink by the owners at the wells.

Camel Riding:

Enjoy a camel ride in Samburu especially along the river banks. There is a national camel derby that holds at Maralal.

Information for visitors

Did you know?

  1. Samburu national reserve is named after the Samburu people of Kenya who have lived in the area for many years.
  2. The reserve is Home to rare specialist species collectively known as the Samburu Special:  the Grevy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx.
  3. Over 450 bird species, some endangered species, have been sighted and recorded in Samburu. The river area is known to be particularly rewarding for bird sightings.
  4. Samburu was one of the areas in which conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness, better known for the bestselling book and award-winning movie "Born Free".

Popular Activities

  1. Hiking
  2. Birding
  3. Wildlife Viewing
  4. Indulging in the Scenery
  5. Photography
  6. Camel Riding
  7. The Lmget Ceremony
  8. Visit the Singing Wells

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