Samburu Adventure

Want to get away from the crowds and see a different slice of Africa? Come North with us to Samburu, Shaba and Buffalo Springs Reserves. Along the way, we’ll pass the country’s tallest peak, snow-capped Mt. Kenya. In Samburu, you’ll find abundant wildlife as the reserve features plenty of big cats and over 900 elephants. Neighboring Shaba and Buffalo Springs offer a dramatic choice of scenic terrain – from riverine forests to old lava flow to marshes and springs. There’s so much variety of wildlife and landscape awaiting you on this short 3-day adventure, so give yourself a treat. Contact us and we’ll book your own private tour right on the spot.

There’s something about that our guests find calming, even in the midst of all the wildlife. Perhaps it’s the fact that Samburu is somewhat off the beaten path, so you’ll enjoy a wild game park with fewer tourists. And you’ll be treated to the sight of such unique creatures as Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk, and the Somali Ostrich.

Your safari also includes visits to neighboring reserves – Buffalo Springs features a volcanic landscape broken up by forest and marsh. At Shaba National Reserve you’ll find a greener landscape than Samburu with forests, woodlands, and even the iconic Shaba Hill Volcano. Combined, these three parks are a visual feast of scenic terrain and wildlife. And should you have any favorites, let us know so we can help personalize your African Safari.

All-Inclusive. Your 3-day Samburu, Shaba, Buffalo Springs safari includes park entrance fees, game drives, accommodations, and meals  Hermosa Tours and travel always offer a choice of accommodations. Depending on your budget and style choose from economy, comfort, or luxury safari lodges or tented camps.

Your Guide. For your 3-day Samburu, Shaba, Buffalo Springs journey, you’ll be guided, hosted, and looked after by your own experienced driver/guide.

Transportation to the parks and game viewing will be in a private jeep of 4*4 – this vehicle is the safari standard with its higher seating and rugged all-wheel drive. Always included on our tours, the Land Cruiser Jeep is just another example of the value we offer you at Natural World Kenya Safaris.

Customize Your Holiday 

If you’d like to customize your safari or have any special desires, please let us know. We’re here to make your safari wishes come true.

Samburu National Reserve, Kenya - The Ultimate Tourist's Guide

Tour Highlights:

  • Samburu Game Reserve
    - Local cultures, subsistence, and commercial farming activities
    - Snow-capped Mount Kenya
    - Different climatic and vegetation zones
    - Oryx, Gerenuk, Somali ostrich, Grevy's zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Elephant, etc
    - Samburu tribes & culture
  • Shaba Game Reserve
    - Dramatic scenery including river-side forests, scattered woodlands and dry grasslands dominated by the Shaba Hill volcano
    - Endangered Grevy's zebra and the rare Williams's lark
    - Lots of Klipspringer and hyrax in the hills
  • Buffalo Springs National Reserve
    - Old lava flows and volcanic soils of olivine basalt.
    - Narrowband of riverine forest along the Ewaso Ngiro River
    - Alkaline grasslands with occasional springs and swamps
  • Game species common to Kenya's northern plains
    Oryx, Gerenuk, Somali Ostrich, Grevy's zebra, Grant's Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe

Day 1

NAIROBI – SAMBURU: 320Km: Appr. 5-6 hrs

Meal plan: Lunch, Dinner

07:30 hrs. – Your driver/guide will pick you up from your Nairobi hotel, residence or Nairobi airport. Then we’ll head out in our 4 x 4 Jeep over Kenya’s central highlands enjoying views of small, local coffee, tea, sisal and pineapple farms.

We’ll also pass the imposing form of Mt. Kenya, the pride of our country and its tallest peak.

Day 2


Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

We’ll meet the new day with a game drive to look for lion, leopard, cheetah and whoever else might show up in the dawning light.

Following the path of the Ewaso Ngiro River, we’ll be on the lookout for elephant, buffalo, and some of the more entertaining wildlife like dik-dik, warthog and the olive baboon.

Samburu is also known as one of the two regions where conservationist Joy Adams raised Elsa the Lioness, later made famous in the book and movie, Born Free.

Here too, are the Samburu people, closely related to the Maasai, an indigenous, pastoral group, who have inhabited this region for eons.

As always on our safaris, be as active as you wish or relax at your safari accommodation.

Day 3


Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch.

Our final morning in the park will give us opportunities to add more wildlife sightings to our checklist. But not all the park’s animal activity is limited to mammals. Samburu hosts over 350 species of birdlife including kingfisher, vulture, guinea fowl, egret, falcon and eagle. You’ll have plenty to keep watching for on the land, in the springs and overhead.

We’ll enjoy another game drive as we exit the park on our journey back to Nairobi.

Heading back to the city, we’ll break up the drive with a stop for lunch.

What you could see on a3 Day Samburu Safari...

    • Elephant
    • Grevy's Zebra
    • Grant's Zebra
    • Lion
    • Cheetah
    • Oryx
    • Eland
    • Impala
    • Generuk
    • Somali Ostrich
    • Beisa Oryx
    • Greater Kudu
    • Reticulated Giraffe
    • Lesser Kudu
    • Stripped/Spotted Hyena


Note: Prices are subject to changes without notice; contact us for updates on prices

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