​User Reviews – Samburu NR

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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.

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.

Sue Green LRPS (suebg1)   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: December 2013 Reviewed: May 26, 2015

Email Sue Green LRPS (suebg1)  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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Samburu will always be a very special place for me. The scenery especially after rain is especially colourful. There are many many species of animals and it is home to the gerenuk antelope unlikely to be seen any where else in the wild. Samburu also has an amazing variety of bird species. I have been there a few times now and have photographed the bateleur eagle,pygmy, kingfishers, hawks and several species of bee eaters on many of my visits. Also home to a large number of elephant families one is able to observe up close.
Samburu is always warm and the staff very welcoming. I have loved every moment spent there and I know I will go there again.

axda73   –  
Germany DE
Visited: January 2014 Reviewed: May 26, 2015

Email axda73  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Visiting Samburu is a must everytimes I visit Kenya
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The Samburu National Reserve is one of the best Safari destinations in Kenya. The wildlife is excellent, the landscape adorable and Food and accomodation was everytimes perfect. Samburu is a dry and hot place and a lot of animals are concentrating around Uaso Nyiero River.
Very good Location for ornithologists.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Average User Rating

  • 4.8/5
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