Samburu Game Reserve

Samburu National Game Reserve is an arid, hilly region with riverine forests, doum palms, acacia woodlands and scrubland. Rugged and remote, this wildlife reserve is situated in the fascinating semi – desert area of Kenya’s Northern Frontier District. 

Grevys Zebra - Samburu National Reserve, Kenya

The central feature of Samburu National Game Reserve in Kenya is the winding and looping Ewaso Nyiro River. On either side of the river, a green ribbon presents a gallery of forest comprising acacia, tamarind and doum palm which act as host to a multitude of birdlife. 

Samburu National Reserve is a top Kenya Safari destination and there is plenty to see and do as far as wildlife is concerned - the reserve is home to a number of Africa wildlife species rarely found elsewhere in East Africa – the Grevy’s Zebra, the Blue Necked/Legged Somali Ostrich, The Reticulated Giraffe, the long–necked Gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx. Predators (lions, leopards, Jackals and occasional African Wild Dogs) are often sighted in Samburu National Game Reserve, as well as large herds of elephants and buffaloes. Large Nile crocodiles can be seen swimming in the Ewaso Nyiro River along with the hippos.

Gerenuk - Samburu National Reserve, Kenya

Safari tours to Samburu Game Reserve in Northern Kenya

Samburu Game Reserve is located 490 Km from Nairobi

Safaris to Samburu Game Reserve can begin from;

  • Nairobi - by road (overland safari) or by scheduled flight (Air Safari)
  • Transfer from MombasaDianiMalindi or Watamu (Kenya Coast) by scheduled flight to Nairobi from where you can catch your flight to Samburu

and can be combined with tours to Lake Nakuru National ParkMasai Mara ReserveAmboseli National Park, Aberdare National Park and Mount Kenya National Parks

Elephants by the Ewaso Nyiro River - Samburu National Reserve, Kenya

Additional information about Safaris to Samburu Game Reserve, Kenya

Safari Camps and Lodges in Samburu National Reserve

Best time of the year to visit Samburu Reserve

The months of December through March and July through October are dry, making them by far the best months to visit. This is the period when large numbers of elephants and predators alike flock to the Ewaso Ngiro River.