Samburu National Reserve Kenya

Samburu National Reserve

Samburu National Reserve, a haven for elephants and especially lion. Safari packages and accommodation from the East Africa holiday experts.It is also the traditional grazing place for Samburu livestock. It’s here that conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness, heroine of the best-selling book and award-winning movie Born Free. Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, is a haven for elephants and lions. Safari packages and accommodation from the East Africa holiday experts. Explore the vast 165 square km Samburu National Reserve and revel in its natural tranquillity in a remote location attracting fewer visitors.

Those who get here on their Kenya safari enjoy pristine wildlife in a sanctuary for the rare gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, oryx, and reticulated giraffe. Lions, cheetahs and leopards, fascinating olive baboons, warthogs, and myriad antelope species and birds.

Did you know?

A lioness called Kamunyak (meaning “Blessed One”) in Samburu adopted at least 6 oryx calves and fought off predators when they tried to eat her ‘babies’ – she starved to death because the calves did not behave like lion cubs, waiting while she brought back the food.


  • Helicopter rides showcase volcanoes, the Ololukwe monolith, the Suguta Valley, Silale Crater, and Lake Logipi, areas that few tourists see. 
  • A chilled-out camel ride you will never forget and the chance to get much closer to rare animals and birds you might have otherwise missed. 
  • Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, in the nearby Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, is committed to rescuing, rehabilitating, and rewilding orphaned and abandoned elephant calves.
  • Photograph the biggest and most central rocky ridge, Koitogor, stopping to view the dramatic mountain, OlOlokwe, just 20km north.
  • The Northern Safari Circuit in Kenya embraces Samburu, Buffalo Springs and Shaba National Reserve where wildlife roams free.

The Ewaso Ng’iro River flows from the Kenyan highlands and empties into the famous Lorian Swamp, forming the southern border of Samburu, adjoining Buffalo Springs National Reserve. See it for yourself when you contact Voyage2Africa for top safari accommodation and packages to Samburu National Reserve.

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