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Samburu

A magical haven of beauty on Kenya's northern frontier home to an astonishing wildlife.

Samburu

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 the 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

Airkenya flies twice daily to Samburu, both Kalama and Buffalo springs airstrips.

Travellers from Samburu can connect to Mara via Nanyuki in the high season or in the low season via Wilson Airport on the 1400hrs service to the Maasai Mara.

 

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 illuminating 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, but this has to be requested in advance at an extra cost.

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

 

SEASONS

High:

21st December 2020 - 31st March 2021

1st July 2021 - 31st October 2021

Low:

1st April 2021 - 30th June 2021

1st November 2021 - 20th December 2021

 

 SCHEDULE     FARES 

From

To

Depart

Arrive

              

Fares

Low season

High Season

Tax

Wilson

Samburu

0830

0955

 

One-way

$141

$167

$29

Wilson

Samburu

0830

0955

 

One-way

$210

$238

$29

Wilson

Samburu

0915

1045

 

One-way

$210

$238

$29

Wilson

Samburu

0915

1045

 

Return

$351

$397

$34

Samburu

Wilson

1055

1240

 

One-way

$210

$238

$25

Samburu

Maasai Mara

1005

1130

 

One-Way

$379

$399

$20

Fares are valid from 21st December 2020 to 20th December 2021

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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 Serena
  • Samburu Game Lodge
  • Robin Hurt Camp
  • Royal African Safari Private  Camp
  • Sarara
 

 

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