Kenya Samburu Safari
Samburu National Reserve, north Kenya, is a game reserve in the Rift Valley Province. Located north of Laikipia, in Kenya’s vast semi-deserts, the park neighbours the home of the Samburu tribe, known for their nomadic way of life. On its south, runs the Ewaso Ng'iro river, that draws plentiful wildlife. Buffalo Springs National Reserve, the continuation of Samburu on the south side of the river, and Shaba National Reserve, further downstream to the east, are often considered as part of “Samburu”.
This tour begins in Nairobi and travels to Amboseli National Park for a two-night safari. It is known for large herds of big-tusked elephants. Then travel to Samburu region, home to the nomadic Sumburu tribe with their ancient culture and traditions. Samburu wildlife include rare species such as long-necked gerenuk, Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa onyx. Large predators such as the Lion, Leopard and Cheetah. Continue to Masai Mara National Park, a popular reserve.
TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 8-DAY KENYA SUMBURU RESERVE…
And, experience wildlife watching in three important national parks.
Kenya Samburu Safari mboseli, Samburu National Park, Maasai Mara
(8 Days – Travel Any Day)
Day 01 – Arrive Kenya
Nairobi Arrive Nairobi and transfer to your hotel. The balance of your day is at leisure. Norfolk Hotel
Day 02 & 03 – Safari
Amboseli National Park After an early morning breakfast you will be transferred to Wilson Airport where you board your scheduled flight to Amboseli Airstrip. From the airstrip a short road transfer will bring you to camp. Spend two nights at Tortillis Camp in a tent under thatch on wooden platforms with en-suite facilities, activities include game-drives in 4x4 safari vehicles and guided walking.
Tortilis Camp (B,L,D)
Day 04 & 05 – Safari
Samburu National Park After an early morning breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Wilson Airport where you connect onto your scheduled flight to Samburu Airstrip. From the airstrip a short road transfer will bring you to camp. Spend two nights at Bedouin Camp a tent with en-suite facilities; activities include game-drives in 4x4 safari vehicles.
Bedouin Camp (B,L,D)
Day 06 & 07 – Safari
Masai Mara Game Reserve After breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for your charter flight to Nanyuki Airstrip where you board your scheduled flight to the Masai Mara. From the airstrip a short game-drive will bring you to Bateleur Camp at Kichwa Tembo. Spend two nights at Bateleur Camp in a luxurious tent with an en-suite bathroom. Activities include game-drives in 4x4 safari vehicles. A ballooning safari and a day trip to Lake Victoria (Mfangano Island) can be arranged at an additional cost.
Bateleur Camp (B,L,D)
Day 08 – Safari (HD)
Nairobi Departure Enjoy an early morning game-drive and breakfast. Transfer to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Wilson Airport. You are met and transferred to the Norfolk Hotel where you can relax in your dayroom and enjoy dinner (not included) before your transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport this evening. Norfolk Hotel (B)
Make this your holiday
When to go Game viewing is at its best in mid-summer after the rainy season has ended. The days will be long and the weather pleasant. The best month is probably July.
The main rainy seasons are from April to May (the long rains) and October to December (the short rains). Rainfall is seldom continuous over long periods and normally falls in the late afternoon preceded by bright sunny and fresh days. The Rift Valley and Central Highlands enjoy a temperate climate year round although the temperatures vary from the hot and relatively dry floor of the Rift valley to arctic on the peaks of Mt Kenya.
Visa You need a visa to enter Kenya. You can either get a visa on arrival at the airport, or before you travel. To minimise time spent queuing at the airport, get a visa before you travel. You can apply for single entry and transit visas on the evisas website. For other types of visa, apply at the nearest Kenyan High Commission or Embassy. For more information on different types of visas see the website of the Kenya High Commission.
Passport validity: Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Kenya. Make sure you have two blank pages in your passport on arrival.
Visa information source: www.gov.uk