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Adventure in Samburu Kenya

Views: 48 Visited: Aug 2019 Reviewed: Oct 15, 2019

From the capital city (Nairobi) it is quite a distance but its worth it. With Samburu being a semi-arid area you wouldn't expect much but once you get there you'll be amazed. Among the big five, the only animal you'll not find there is the rhino but the rest do exist. One amazing sight in Samburu National Reserve is the Grevy's zebra which is really beautiful followed by the reticulated giraffes. While there, you can have a bush-breakfast or d... read more

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What an awesome place!!

Views: 168 Visited: Dec 2018 Reviewed: Sep 05, 2019

Samburu Game Reserve is an awesome place to be because of its own uniqueness of being home of the special five namely the long necked gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx, grevy zebra and somali ostrich.
My family had a fantastic safari in Samburu Game Reserve and we shall visit this place again soon! read more

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Unique and a picturesque reserve in Kenya

Views: 144 Visited: Jul 2018 Reviewed: Nov 23, 2018

Travel north to the semi-desert region of Kenya visiting Samburu National Reserve which is unique with rare animal species not seen in other animal reserves/parks. The scenery is amazing as well as exciting cultural trips to local villages, you are never disappointed by these reserve! read more

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Camping along Ewaso Nyiro River, Samburu National Reserve

Views: 634 Visited: Mar 2013 Reviewed: Aug 04, 2017

Samburu National Reserve is the most scenic park in Kenya. You will find wildlife only found in the north. These are the special five, which are the: gerenuk, baisy oryx, reticulated giraffe, grevy zebra and somali ostrich.
The magnificent landscape that offers breathtaking views of the park and surrounding hills and mountains. The park is birdwatcher's haven with over 400 species of birds. read more

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Magical Samburu

Views: 253 Visited: Aug 2016 Reviewed: Mar 10, 2017

Samburu National is approximately 360 km from Nairobi. It derives its name from the nomadic Samburu people who live in the area. We had our game drive in the evening and we were lucky to spot the big five and some of Samburu special five like reticulated giraffe, gerenuk, beisa oryx and dik diks. We saw Ewaso Nyiro river which cuts through the reserve. We had a chance also to visit locals who are amazing. read more

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Where nature defies itself

Views: 664 Visited: Aug 2016 Reviewed: Aug 17, 2016

Samburu national reserve is the a representation of nature and wildlife at its primeval best! This park offers a wildlife viewing experience unlike no other. The scenery is exceptional and only gets better with the presence of the breathtaking river and pyramidal-looking hills.

The area is one of the least-explored in Kenya and hence, very little human interference to the ecology and the wildlife. Here you get to see the special five only ... read more

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Samburu--Feels like stepping back in time

Views: 642 Visited: Jul 2015 Reviewed: Aug 12, 2015

Samburu was such a memorable part of our 15 day Kenya/Uganda safari because of its remote location, lack of other tourists, authentic feel due to the proximity of the Samburu tribes, and access to wildlife. We stayed 2 nights, but should have stayed another one or two nights to maximize the experience.

We loved seeing the special animals that do not live in the other parks like the reticulated giraffe (my favorite due to its beautiful patte... read more

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Kenya’s northern frontier - wild and rugged, Samburu Game Reserve

Views: 612 Visited: Jan 2015 Reviewed: Aug 03, 2015

The beautiful and rugged Samburu Game Reserve is one of the protected areas in northern Kenya which is a home to animal species found only on the north of equator. i.e reticulated giraffe, Grevy zebras and Beisy Oryx among others
This Game Reserve is not particularly well-known to many thus not being too crowded
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Spectacular Rugged Samburu

Views: 523 Visited: Apr 2015 Reviewed: Apr 22, 2015

The name Samburu is of Masai origin, a ‘samburr’ is a traditional leather bag the Masai use for carrying honey and milk. This region is characterized by vast, open landscapes, dried riverbeds (depending on the season of the year) and its red volcanic soil.

Rock outcroppings contrast against the dense woodland vegetation along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, the river that gives life to the reserve. The area is home to the Samburu tribe... read more

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Unique flora and fauna

Views: 750 Visited: Jul 2014 Reviewed: Apr 02, 2015

There is no place I love visiting like the Northern reserves. They offer some of the best scenery and wildlife. Seeing the leopard sleeping on a rock with the sunset at the background was the best sunsets I have ever taken in a long while.
The weather in this area makes it a all year round place to visit. read more

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Captivating biodiversity where water yields life

Views: 633 Visited: Jul 2008 Reviewed: Mar 28, 2015

The Samburu is set in the semi-desert regions of northern Kenya and is where water yields life.
The Ewaso Nyiro river brings in great numbers of wildlife and some species not found elsewhere in Kenya. What makes this place so amazing is the captivating biodiversity and elephants of Samburu. This is one of the best places to find species endemic to northern Kenya: oryx, gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra and the palm nut vulture. Yo... read more

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Culture at its best

Views: 590 Visited: Aug 2014 Reviewed: Mar 24, 2015

Travelling to northern Kenya is such an amazing experience, the culture is the masterpiece of it all. The beauty of nature is breathtaking that comes within your reach. read more

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Special five

Views: 1913 Visited: Mar 2014 Reviewed: May 28, 2014

Samburu National Reserve is located near the Ewaso Ng'iro River in Kenya. There is a wide variety of animals known as "The Samburu special five" which are: Grevy's zebra, ostrich, reticulated giraffe, generuk and beisa oryx.
Let's not forget there are over 350 species of birds here, too. You can also find other animals in the reserve such as the olive baboon, warthogs and Grant's gazelle. read more

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The Exciting Samburu National Reserve

Views: 635 Visited: Mar 2011 Reviewed: Sep 11, 2013

As I mentioned in my last review of the trip to Buffalo Springs National Reserve, the Samburu National Reserve is just next to it as they are divided by River Ewaso Nyiro, which means brown water, making these reserves sisters. In Samburu National Reserve my friends and I could not believe all the wonders that were associated with this place. It is the very place where a baby Oryx was adopted by a lioness and where “Elsa” the lion who was feat... read more

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