Samburu National Reserve | Lake Nakuru






4 days

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Samburu National Reserve is a premium safari destination in Kenya for lovers of authentic game safaris and wildlife, not to mention that this is also a bird-watching paradise. Morning and evening game drives give us a chance to witness large herds of herbivore mammals and their carnivore predators interacting in their natural environment.
The Samburu National Reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George Adamson and Joy Adamson raised Elsa made famous in the best-selling book and award-winning movie Born Free. The Samburu National Reserve is also the home of Kamunyak, a lioness famous for adopting Oryx calves.
Lake Nakuru National Park is dominated by a gentle undulating terrain with open bush and woodlands, typical of the dry rift valley vegetation. Twenty-seven percent of the park is composed of the Lake Nakuru waters. The Park was declared a Rhino Sanctuary in 1983. The Rhino stocking program which ensued received white rhinos from South Africa. Currently, the sanctuary has approximately 45 black and 31 white rhinoceros. The Park lies in the volcanic–strewn Great Rift Valley, one of the chains of 8 lakes.

What to Expect

With the splendor of Samburu National Reserve, coupled with the majesty of Lake Nakuru, this African safari is the perfect choice for both animal and bird lovers. Famed for its population of wildlife and birds such as

  • Elephants
  • Lions
  • Buffalo
  • Warthogs
  • Somali Ostrich
  • Reticulated Giraffes
  • White and Black Rhinos
  • Baboons
  • Wildebeest
  • Grevy Zebra
  • Gerenuk
  • Beisa Orxy
    You can also opt for a Samburu village visit adjacent to the park and get to grasp something about their unique culture. Am sure you will love it!.

Tour Highlights

  • ​Its a 4 Days 3 Nights Samburu/ Lake Nakuru safari.
  • Safari Starts from Nairobi and Ends in Nairobi.
  • Destinations:- Samburu National Reserve and Lake Nakuru.
  • Type of transport:- Road using a 4×4 comfortable 8 seater Tour van / Jeep (Land Cruiser).
  • Best Time To Visit: Doable All Year round.
  • Accommodation:- any of your choice.
  • Tour Type-Private


Trip Extensions available on request.

Day 1: Nairobi – Samburu Game Reserve

This morning we will pick you up from your hotel or at the Airport and we depart from Nairobi at 8.30 am and head by road to Kenya’s Northern Frontier District. Wild and rugged, Samburu is fiercely beautiful with its arid savannahs watered by the lovely Ewaso Ng'iro River. It is also one of Kenya’s most protected areas and home to species only found north of the equator, from the reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebras, Beisaoryxes, Gerenuk gazelle and Greater and lesser kudu.

Destination: Samburu National Reserve.
Travel Time: 5 to 6 hrs. (335 Km)
Complementaries: Drinking water
Meals: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)

Day 2: Full Day Exploring Samburu National Reserve

After breakfast, we will depart for another morning game drive and return to the lodge for lunch
followed by swimming, games, and relaxation. Late afternoon, we will set off this time, for an
evening game drive until sunset to witness the serenity of this reserve. Samburu National
Reserve exudes a peaceful aura that attracts animals and greatly because of the Ewaso Ng'iro
river (meaning brown water) that runs through it and surrounded by acacia, riverine forest, thorn
trees and grassland vegetation. The Ewaso Ng'iro flows from the Kenyan highlands and empties
into the famous Lorian Swamp. The natural serenity that is evident here is due to its distance
from industry and the inaccessibility of the reserve for many years. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Destination: Game Drive in Samburu National Reserve
Accommodation: lodge/camp of your choice
Meals: All Meals Included and drinking water

Day 3: Samburu– Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast we will take a further game drive before driving on past the northern tip of the Aberdare Mountains to descend into the Great Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru is approached via the Thompson Falls. Here, you have high chances of seeing both white and black rhinos; both critically endangered yet making their homes and continuing their species’ legacy right here in the park.

An afternoon game drive will also take in the lake this park is named for. Massive flocks of flamingos feed and nest here, they arrive in such numbers that the water becomes obscured by the shades of pink and magenta of the animals displaying across the water.

Dinner is served in your chosen camp or lodge.

Destination: Lake Nakuru National Park
Travel Time: 5 to 6 hrs. (320 Km)
Complementaries: Drinking water
Meals: All Meals (B-L-D)

Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park - Nairobi

We will cap off the day with an early morning game drive and return to the lodge for breakfast. You may  relax at the lodge a bit as you pack your luggage and later leave for Nairobi. Should you be interested, you can pass-by Lake Naivasha for an optional boat ride. Arrive in Nairobi at around 1600hrs. Should there be time before your home flight you might be interested in city tour. If not you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to catch your flight bringing to an end what we hope is a safari of your lifetime.

No Accommodation on this last day
Travel Time to Nairobi: 3 to 4 hrs. (165 Km)
Optional Activities: Naivasha Boat Riding (US$25 Per Person) / City Tour
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch (No Dinner)


  • All Transfers
  • 3 Nights Quality accommodation in tented camp / hotels / lodges
  • All park entrance fees, government taxes, and levies as per the itinerary
  • All meals and drinking water during the tour
  • Insightful professional local driver/guides
  • Complimentary Mineral Drinking water
  • Personalized private service
  • Flying Doctors medical, emergency, and rescue cover
  • Eco-friendly, stainless steel, safari water bottle
  • Safari Gifts
  • Passports and visa applications and processing
  • International flights and taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips and Gratuity for driver/guide
  • Entrance fee for activities noted as optional
  • Hot-air balloon safari from 490$ per person / Masai Villages 80$ per person

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