​User Reviews – Samburu NR

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Ludoc007   –  
Malaysia MY
Visited: June 2016 Reviewed: Jul 1, 2016

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Small but very interesting birding and wildlife destination
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Wild life was plentiful and within easy reach . Birding was very good

Cookswell Jikos   –  
Kenya KE
Visited: April 2016 Reviewed: May 4, 2016

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

On of the best National Reserves in Kenya!
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One of the best places I have been in Kenya in 31 years of traveling around Kenya! The wildlife is prefuse and qutie friendly and accustomed to vehicles. The roads are fine as far as park roads go and the river is magnificent! We stayed at the nicest campsite under huge old acacia trees with a very helpful campsite attendant who much to our amazement was able to source cold beers and fresh bread and milk from out of thin air.

The drive to Samburu from Nairobi is an easy one, there is a very good cafe mid-way just before Nanyuki - One Stop Cafe opposite Barneys airfield. Camping and park fee's for what the experience is worth should be much higher as it is in almost all Kenyan parks.

If you want to see the South of the North of Kenya - Samburu is your park - if you dont like camping, Elephant Bedroom Camp is the best place to stay by a mile.

NSStone   –  
Australia AU
Visited: January 2016 Reviewed: Apr 3, 2016

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

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It was incredibly hot and dry when I visited, but what I saw made up for the weather. We spotted a leopard in tree and saw its mother bring back a kill. I stayed a Elephant Bedroom camp - simply stunning accommodation, great views and the odd elephant wandering through camp. Listening to lions at night right by camp was awesome.

Senthil   –  
Kenya KE
Visited: December 2015 Reviewed: Jan 3, 2016

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About wildlife I saw all the animals. I saw leopard which I never seen other parks. Different weather than nairobi. Food is very good. Stayed at umoja camp nice one. Peter who organised the safari. Very nice person. Thanks for Peter he done everything arranged good at samburu.

GavinKenya   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2015 Reviewed: Dec 8, 2015

Email GavinKenya  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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Very hot when I was there and I loved it! I seem to like desert type places and the arid landscape there was much fun. Many wildlife experiences there too.

Debbie   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2014 Reviewed: Oct 15, 2015

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

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Everything was great.

M S Ranganathan   –  
India IN
Visited: September 2015 Reviewed: Oct 10, 2015

Email M S Ranganathan  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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The one place to spot gravey's Zebra.

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.

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

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.

Average User Rating

  • 4.8/5
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