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Samburu, Kenya

A Magical Haven of Beauty on Kenya’s Northern Frontier

Samburu, Kenya

Samburu National Reserve is the most popular Park in Kenya's northern safari circuit bordered by two smaller parks; Buffalo Springs and Shaba. The Park’s dominant feature is the muddy Ewaso Ng’iro River, which meanders through the otherwise dry and dusty reserve. Buffalo Springs, sits on the opposite, northern side of the river. Right next is Shaba, with its great rocky kopjes (isolated hills), natural springs and doum palms.

Most often a fly-in destination, Samburu National Reserve appeals to the safari first-timer as does to the veteran. The reserve is rich in wildlife with an abundance of rare northern specialist species AKA the Samburu Special Five - the Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, Reticulated giraffe, Gerenuk and the Beisa oryx. It is also home to elephants and Big Cats. Kamunyak, the famous lioness that adopted a baby oryx resided here. Wild dog sightings are also a common attraction to this unique destination.

The 450 bird species will delight birders.

This area is home to the Samburu people, cousins to the Maasai. Their radiant traditional wear has gone on to earn them the nickname Butterflies. Their culture has remained relatively undisturbed by the modern world that they are proud to share with visitors.

The area is well-known as a walking destination, in particular, for walking safaris with camels, part of the Samburu way of life.

 

CONNECTING FLIGHTS

Travellers can:

  • Fly directly from Samburu to the Maasai Mara via Nanyuki. Note: The flights may route via Wilson Airport to connect to Maasai Mara on the 1400hrs flight in the low season.
  • Connect to Tanzania via Wilson and Kilimanjaro airports.

 

HELICOPTER SCENIC FLIGHTS

Northern Kenya:
Explore the picturesque aerial view of the volcanic geography starting with the Ololukwe monolith, the Suguta Valley, Silale Crater, all the way to Lake Logipi.

Mount Kenya breakfast:
Watch the first sunrays at dawn as they peak over the rugged sides of Mount Kenya and eventually illuminate the shimmering snow remnants. The experience is crowned with a scenic champagne breakfast. The adventure can be enhanced with a fishing expedition in one of the lakes at an extra cost, but this has to be requested in advance.

Note: This flight is weather-dependent and is always at the discretion of the pilot.

 

SEASONS

High:

21st December 2021 - 28th February 2022

1st June 2022 - 31st October 2022

Low:

1st March 2022 - 31st May 2022

1st November 2022 - 20th December 2022

 

 SCHEDULE     FARES 

From

To

Depart

Arrive

              

Fares

Low season

High Season

Tax

Wilson Samburu 0900 1025   One-way $152 $167

$25

Wilson

Samburu

0800

0925

 

One-way

$227

$238

$25

Wilson

Samburu

0900/1000

1025/1130

 

One-way

$227

$238

$25

Wilson

Samburu

1000

1130

 

Return

$379

$397

$34

Samburu

Wilson

1140

1325

 

One-way

$227

$238

$25

Samburu

Maasai Mara

1035

1200

 

One-Way

$399

$399

$20

Fares are valid from 21st December 2021 to 20th December 2022

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 Samburu

 

Samburu Hotels, Lodges and Camps

  • Porini Lion Camp
  • Sasaab
  • Kitich camp
  • Freeman  Private Camp
  • Wamba Hospital
  • Elephant Watch Camp
  • Lion King Lodge
  • Elephant Bedroom
  • Samburu Ashnil
  • Samburu Simba
  • Samburu Saruni
  • Samburu Sopa
  • Joys Camp
  • Sarova Shaba
  • Samburu Lodge
  • Samburu Interpids
  • Samburu Larsens
  • Samburu Game Lodge
  • Robin Hurt Camp
  • Royal African Safari Private  Camp
  • Sarara