Explore Samburu Game Reserve
The Samburu Game Reserve is a 106,000-hectare (262,000-acre) wildlife reserve located in northern Kenya, about 350 kilometers (217 mi) north of Nairobi. It is bordered by the Buffalo Springs National Reserve to the north, the Shaba National Reserve to the south, and the Ewaso Nyiro National Park to the east.
The reserve is named after the Samburu people, who are the traditional inhabitants of the area and cousin to the Masai on the South. The Samburu are a semi-nomadic people who live off of their livestock and the land. They are known for their distinctive culture and their colorful beadwork.
The reserve is home to a variety of wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, and many more. It is also home to the Samburu Special Five, which are a group of animals that are found only in this part of Africa: Grevy's zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx, and gerenuk.
The weather in the Samburu Game Reserve is hot and dry, with average temperatures ranging from 25 to 30 degrees Celsius (77 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit). The rainy season is from March to May, and the dry season is from June to October.
The best time to visit the Samburu Game Reserve is during the dry season, when the animals are more concentrated around the waterholes.
There are many accommodation options in the Samburu, Buffalo Springs, and Shaba Game Reserves, ranging from budget lodges to luxurious camps.
When choosing accommodation, it is important to consider your budget, the level of comfort you require and your preferred destination of the three game reserves.
We will assist you plan accordingly.
Nairobi to Samburu Game Reserve