​Getting There – Samburu NR

Anthony Ham
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Kenya.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Lonely Planet guide to Kenya.

Anthony is the author of the Lonely Planet guide to Kenya.

Your entry point into Kenya will most likely be Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), 15km/9mi southeast of the capital city Nairobi.

Samburu National Reserve is located 355km/220mi north of Nairobi. Self-drive to the reserve is an easy option and the driving time is about 6 to 7 hours*.

*Driving times are only a rough indication. You should always consider the possibility of significant delays.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

Tour operators usually take responsibility for organizing charter flights between parks as part of your tour package.

Domestic flights from Nairobi leave from Wilson Airport (WIL), 6km/4mi south of Nairobi. Scheduled flights can be booked with the following domestic carriers:

  • AirKenya (To/from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport, Loisaba, Lewa Downs, Nanyuki, Meru and the Masai Mara)
  • Safarilink (To/from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport and the Masai Mara)

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Kenya page to learn more about passport, visa, COVID-19 and other entry requirements.

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