Samburu National Reserve

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January to March, June to October, December to December
Samburu is the most popular reserve in northern Kenya Wildlife viewing is good, and most big safari animals are easily spotted The arid environment is home to a variety of north Kenya specials – both birds and mammals Nearby Samburu pastoralists live a semi-nomadic lifestyle and occasionally they might temporarily drive off wildlife as they pass through the reserve with their cattle The encroachment is worst in times of drought when they are desperate for water available inside the reserve However, their movement is usually restricted to the peripheries of the reserve
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Recent Sightings


Zone A, Zone B

  • Tiger was sitting on a log, Leopard with a cub sitting on a tree, Elephants, gaur, sambar, malabar giant squirrel. White bellied woodpecker, crested serpent eagle, green imerial pigeons, streak throated woodpecker and crested hawk eagle. Crocodiles and Rattlesnake.

How to reach?

Samburu is located 355km/220mi north of Nairobi Self-drive to the reserve is an easy option and the driving time is about six hours There are also daily scheduled flights from Nairobi to Samburu’s airstrip Driving from Nakuru NP is also an option The distance is about 300km/190mi and the driving time is roughly five and a half hoursMoi International Airport (MBA) (910 km)

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