Samburu National Park


Rich Safari Experiences and Stunning Landscape

Samburu is home to several species not commonly found in other Kenyan parks, known as the “Samburu Special Five.” These include the Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk (also known as the giraffe gazelle), and the beisa oryx. This makes Samburu an exceptional destination for wildlife enthusiasts.

The park is located in the region inhabited by the Samburu people, a semi-nomadic tribe closely related to the Maasai. Visitors have opportunities to learn about their unique culture, traditions, and lifestyle, often through guided tours to local villages.

Samburu National Park features a stunning variety of landscapes, from the semi-arid savannah to the lush vegetation along the Ewaso Ng’iro River. The river provides a vital water source, attracting a variety of wildlife and making for excellent game viewing.

With over 450 bird species recorded, Samburu is a paradise for bird watchers. Notable species include the Somali bee-eater, vulturine guineafowl, and various species of bustards, hornbills, and sunbirds.

Besides the unique species, Samburu is also home to big game animals such as elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs, and buffaloes. The park is known for its healthy population of leopards, which are often more elusive in other parks.

Samburu National Park offers a unique and enriching safari experience with its distinctive wildlife, cultural encounters, and stunning landscapes. It is a must-visit for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure in Kenya.