​User Reviews – Samburu NR

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LilyM Visited: February 2006 Reviewed: Apr 9, 2015

Very scenic, huge variety of wildlife, comfortable accommodations, good food.
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Samburu National Reserve was a great park to visit. It's a little off the beaten path so we had the scenary and wildlife viewing more to ourselves. I saw a greater variety of wildlife in this park than in any other I visited. The accommodations at Samburu were comfortable, the food in the lodge was very good and overall, from my experience, I would highly recommend it as a place to visit.

Margaret Lamont Visited: November 2013 Reviewed: Apr 16, 2015

Exciting, beautiful, fulfilling and peaceful
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I have visited Samburu on more than one occasion. It is scenically outstanding, the wildlife is varied and prolific, the people are very welcoming and the lodges I have frequented are all excellent. This is my favorite safari destination in Kenya.

Iwona   –  
Poland PL
Visited: October 2002 Reviewed: Apr 17, 2015

Email Iwona  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Paradise on earth
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This Park I remember as one almost at the end of the world , driving there was hard and long but what I have seen and felt brought me a lot of pleasure and happines. Wildlife was great, camp also and offcourse possibility to have a short swimm in this weather in nature was great.

Extreme Travel Romania   –  
Romania RO
Visited: February 2015 Reviewed: Apr 18, 2015

Email Extreme Travel Romania  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

A true wildlife experience
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Cheetah, lions, elephants and a lot of antelopes in a beautiful scenery, plus the colorful Samburu tribes.
I recommend the overnight tented camps.

Mitchell Klein Visited: July 2014 Reviewed: May 5, 2015

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The birds, animals, people, food - all a once in a lifetime experience not to be missed.

aaroy   –  
Kenya KE
Visited: May 2015 Reviewed: May 6, 2015

20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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Very nice park, with less tourists than the more famous parks. Big cats are there, though not in large numbers. Zebras and giraffes are differents species than here than in the south/central Kenya.

jasonlu01   –  
Taiwan TW
Visited: July 2014 Reviewed: Jun 6, 2015

35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

To feel humanbeing as part of wildlife nature and find the beautful essence of all creatures.
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I think the Samburu is wonderful place ,but I also find there are a lot of children need help.

Kristine   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2015 Reviewed: Aug 9, 2015

Email Kristine  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Visit Samburu to experience authentic East Africa.
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Exceptionally beautiful scenery, people, and wildlife encounters. We stayed at Samburu Lodge, staffed by friendly Kenyans and many local Samburu people. The rooms, lodge, and food were all outstanding without being pretentious. We felt like we were in a place that had not yet been discovered. We will definitely return. I would recommend staying for 3 nights, and consider flying in our out. The drive from Nairobi is a long one, but worth a one-way trip as you will see many interesting people and landscapes along the way. Next time we would probably fly directly to Masai Mara from the Samburu airstrip instead of driving.

denis   –  
Kenya KE
Visited: July 2015 Reviewed: Aug 19, 2015

Email denis  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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great national park with abundant wildlife and beautiful sceneries

Shamir Zavahir   –  
Sri Lanka LK
Visited: August 2015 Reviewed: Sep 1, 2015

Email Shamir Zavahir  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Lion kingdom
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Samburu is one of those places which just surprise you right from the word go. Literally 2 minutes into driving into he park, we spotted two cheetahs lounging in the shade. The wildlife in this park is just fabulous - from the herds of elephants, the giraffes, zebra and the birdlife. However, the highlight was the lion sightings. Absolutely breathtaking!
Samburu also gives you stunning sunrises and sunsets. The photographs look like they were taken straight out of the 'Lion King'.
All in all, a park you cannot afford to miss if you're visiting kenya. It will certainly give you memories of a lifetime.

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