Vacations to Samburu National Reserve, Kenya

Named after the Samburu tribe, a nomadic people with a deep-rooted knowledge of the land, a vacation to the Samburu National Reserve offers more than just a host of beautiful vistas. From rare creatures to unique cultures and everything in between, it promises a vacation tailor-made for curious minds, restless souls and itchy feet. 

The layers of acacia and thorn trees make for a classic African landscape and the perfect photo opportunity. The reserve is known for being home to many rare species of fauna, including Grevy's zebra and Beisa onyx. Birdwatchers will also be glad to know that the reserve is a haven for many different types of feathered friends, including vultures, kingfishers and Somali ostriches.

The Ewaso Ng'iro River is another popular attraction. Flowing through the reserve, it acts as the main source of water for its thirsty inhabitants. The river itself is spectacular and is the ideal spot for taking a breather as you witness all manner of animals gathering round to savor a refreshing drink. 

If it’s the local Samburu culture that you’re really interested in exploring, join a cultural tour where you are able to interact with the friendly Samburu people face-to-face, taste their local cuisine, observe their eccentric art and dress, and immerse themselves within their daily habits and traditions.


  • Catch a glimpse of a multitude of rare animals

  • See the beauty of the untouched Kenyan Savannah

  • Observe the Ewaso Ng'iro River in all its glory

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Samburu Trip Ideas

Here are some trip ideas that include Samburu National Reserve. All of our trip ideas shown below are examples, and we’ll amend, adapt or start from scratch, until we’ve created the perfect trip for you. See one you like, or have a trip in mind? Call us now to book: 01483 319 333

Map of Samburu National Reserve