3 DAY SAFARI – SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

Safari overview

This kenya safaris offers the  best of  samburu national game reserve  carrying out the most exciting game drives  viewing animals such as cheetahs,bufallo,leopards,zebra,oryx,gerenuk,elephants etc.

Day 1:  Depart for Samburu National Reserve and Game Drive

After an early breakfast, your Jewel Safari guide will pick you up at your hotel in Nairobi, or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and give you a short briefing of your itinerary.  You will then drive you to Samburu National Reserve, a 4 -5 hour trip to the north.  You will pass through many villages and trading centers on your way; a good opportunity for a visit to a local market and/or handicraft workshop.  

Upon arrival, you will be taken to your accommodation to settle in and have lunch.  

After lunch, you will be taken on an afternoon Game drive for your first encounter with the huge array of wildlife that is in the park.

Return after the Game Drive to your Accommodation, refresh and have dinner.

Day 2: Samburu National Park

After breakfast, you will be taken on an early morning Game Drive; many game are best seen early in the day, as they seek shelter from the mid-day sun and are therefore more difficult to spot.   There are many water holes and salt licks with shady areas that attract the wildlife, and you shall be taken to these spots for the best Game Viewing.

Lunch will be served in the Park in the form of a picnic, which will maximize your exposure to the animals. After the lunch break, you will continue with the Game Viewing and photographing of the enormous array of animals to be encountered.  Samburu has many predators, and watching these animals hunt and catch their prey, is quite a common sight for visitors.

Late Afternoon, you will return to the Lodge for freshening up and Dinner.

Day 3: Return to Nairobi:

After breakfast, you will be driven back to Nairobi; enroute you will stop at Thompson Falls to view the highest elevated hippo pools in Africa, around the summit of the 74 meter falls.

Lunch at the Falls, or en route; continue the drive to Nairobi, arriving in the late afternoon.

Depending on the time, and your on-going schedule, one can visit the Giraffe Center in Karen on the return journey, where you will have an opportunity to feed and stroke the giraffe that live at the Center.  

Depending on your on-going schedule, you will either be taken to your hotel in Nairobi, or directly to Jomo Kenyatta Airport to catch your flight.

 Park Information

Samburu National reserve is located 350 kilometers Northwest of Nairobi; the park itself is 165 square kilometers in size.  George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lion (Born Free) in Samburu.  Here there is a large variety of animal and bird life, including Masai lions, reticulated giraffe, Tanzanian Cheetah, leopards, buffalo, Grevvy’s zebra, oryx, gerenuk, warthogs, olive baboon, Grant’s gazelle, Kirk’s dik-dik, waterbuck, elephants and hippos. The Ewaso Ng’iro River has large numbers of Nile crocodile.

The park has over 350 bird species including the grey-headed kingfisher, sunbirds, bee-eaters, Marabou stork, tawny eagle, Verreaus’s eagle, bateleur, vulturing guineafowl, yellow-necked spurfowl, lilac-breasted roller, secretary bird, superb starling, northern red-billed hornbill, yellow-billed hornbill, and various vultures.

 ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:

SAMBURU SOPA LODGE:

The Lodge is located inside the Samburu National Reserve; is a luxury resort employing local Samburu tribesmen and women to enhance the cultural heritage experience.  The cottages are in a semi-circle with a waterhole in the centre for animals to congregate and allow veranda viewing at night.

Facilities:

Children’s Pool in addition to an adult swimming pool

Gift Shop

Outdoor Dining

Wifi in Lounge

Wheelchair Accessible Room

ELEPHANT WATCH TENTED CAMP

This is an exotic camp, located high above the sandbanks of the Ewaso Ngiro River, in the Samburu National Reserve.  The accommodation is 6 specially designed tents, maximizing coolness, privacy and protection.  Power is solar, food prepared is natural; it is a simple but elegant overnight place.

Facilities:

Dining Room Tent for meals

Ecology conscious staff

Bar and Room Service

Laundry service