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Samburu National Reserve

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Samburu National Reserve

Samburu National Reserve Tourist Guide

Samburu National Reserve, one of Kenya’s premier safari destinations, offers exclusive wildlife sightings and safari experiences. Located in the North of Nairobi, Samburu National Reserve offers amazing safari activities that will keep you engaged and enticed for more. 

This vast expanse of remote pristine wilderness measures 165 square kilometers in area and borders the Ewaso Ng’iro River to the south, which separates it from the Buffalo Springs National Reserve. Samburu Reserve is a unique wildlife conservation haven famous for an abundance of rare species of animals such as the Grevy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk, and the Beisa Oryx.

The reserve is also home to a population of close to 900 Elephants. Large predators such as the Lion, Leopard, and Cheetah are an important attraction (Kamunyak the famous Lioness that adopted a baby Oryx is a resident in the reserve). Samburu is in fact one of the better locations in Kenya to spot Leopard. Wild dog sightings are also a common attraction to this unique protected area and Birdlife is abundant with over 450 recorded species.

Location and accessibility of Samburu National Reserve

How to access Samburu National Reserve

Samburu National Reserve is located 355 Km from Nairobi city. Samburu national reserve is accessed by a list of main gates. In Samburu, entry, and exit timings are 06:00 am (entry time) and 06:00 pm (exit timing. For travelers who wish to stay in the reserve beyond the designated timings, it is possible in exceptional cases with the permission of the reserve warden such as in case of a vehicle breakdown or adverse weather leading to road closures.

Entry and exit gates of Samburu national reserve are well distributed at most of the convenient and popular places leading to the reserve, one using road transport can access the reserve from its 4 gates which are well distributed in favor of all guests entering the reserve at any point. For travelers using air transport to get to the reserve, you will find gate services at the central airstrip. The airstrip is served by daily flights to and from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport, these flights are offered by Safarilink and AirKenya.

Entry Gates to Samburu national reserve are Archer’s Gate, West Gate, Kalama Gate, Uaso Bridge Gate, and Central Airstrip Gate.

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Samburu National Reserve Wildlife

Wildlife to See in Samburu National Reserve

The most common mammals easy to spot in Samburu National Reserve are: elephants present in large numbers, it is estimated that in the Samburu Laikipia Ecosystem there are more than 900, Grant gazelles, impalas, waterbucks, dik-diks, hippos, olive baboons, warthogs, lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffalos, hyenas, elands, jackals, klipspringer, mongooses and bats; in the reserve there are also wild dogs, but sightings are rare and difficult because these animals have a very large distribution area, within which they are constantly moving.

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Best Time to Visit Samburu National Reserve

Jan To March

This season is dry and hot, but the best time to see the special five wildlife species of Samburu Reserve

April to June

The reserve park receives lots of rain and becomes so beautiful and lush green. Making it easy to spot wildlife. The roads are easily passable due to regular maintenance.

July to October

The best time to visit Samburu National Reserve for game drives is between July and October. Best time to spot wildlife species. 

Samburu National Reserve Tours from Nairobi

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