The table is set for the 3 days Samburu safari. This is a great scenery with beautiful traditional dressed men and women being the starter.
The main course has lions, leopards, gerenuk and cheetah. We also have elephants and many more animals on offer.
Even before you think of how you will attack your plate, the alarm goes off interrupting you.
You open your eyes only to find out that you have just had your night. The night was in ‘the Green City in the sun’. It was just a dream as you have had busy days in Nairobi on business, meetings or conferences.
You just want to run away from the hustle and bustle of the city life and you’ve been looking for what to do in Kenya.
Let African Safari Tour holiday Vacations make this African safari tour dream a reality.
With your 3 days at hand we will take you to a non crowded destination in Kenya, the Samburu National Reserve. The 3 days Samburu safari is the right tour to give life to this dream.
The 3 Days Samburu safari is a Kenya Safari tour that rewards you with an exclusive experience to Africa’s wildness. You will have game drives through Samburu National reserve where you will be rewarded with lots of wildlife. They include reticulated giraffes, grevy’s zebra, kuchi, Beisa oryx’s, Somali Ostrich, genenuk, vulturine guinea fowl among others.
The 3 days Samburu safari goes to a game reserve stands as one of the most beautiful Kenya Parks in Northern Circuit. Samburu game reserve holds the most indigenous wildlife. It is the home of African Elephants and beautiful species of Zebras and the Masai Giraffes.
The 3 days Samburu safari enable guest to interact with the culture of the Samburu people. This is one of the most beautiful cultures across Africa. 3 days Samburu safari is a tour to the warrior tribe and cousins to the Maasai People.
About the 3 Days Samburu Safari
The 3 day Samburu safari tour begins and ends in Nairobi. You can begin this Kenya safari tour can begin upon arrival. This is at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport upon arrival in the morning. This may also be at your hotel in Nairobi.
The short African safari tour package takes you to one of the less populated Reserves in Kenya.
Planning a Kenya safari to Samburu is essential to be able to execute it well.
The major attractions on this African safari tour in Kenya include wildlife. We also have culture and scenery on the table for you.
You are looking forward to not only the big five but unique wildlife. They include the Beisa Oryx, Gravy’s Zebra and Somali Ostrich. There are also Vulturine Guinea Fowl among other fauna and flora.
You should also be looking forward to a stop at the Equator as Kenya is one of the 13 countries it goes through. You cant forget to have a selfie if not a memorable photo with the colorful Samburu Morans.
3 Days Samburu Safari Highlights:
- Great game drives
- Amazing people and beautiful culture
- Wonderful Landscape and scenery
- Unique wildlife
- Nice safari lodges
Detailed 3 Days Samburu Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Nairobi – Samburu National Reserve
With breakfast out of the way and you out of your room take a walk into the reception. Here, you get to meet our Kenya safari rep who briefs you on the 3 days Samburu safari.
Let’s get into the safari van and its time to see the world. Drive North of Nairobi past the tall city business buildings. You will get into the residential areas and the city suburbs.
As you leave the concrete jungle you enter into the coffee farms of the central highlands. Hills and valleys, you go as you eyes caress the scenery that leaves you to desire more of what Kenya offers.
At the Equator, a deserving break will be necessary. This is as you get the opportunity for some memorable photo moments. The Equator goes through only 13 countries in the world and Kenya is one of them.
Proceed with the drive as you admire the beautiful curves of Mt. Kenya that is the second highest mountain in Africa.
The next stop will be in Isiolo where we will be taking care of your gastronomical needs with a sumptuous lunch.
Proceed to Archers Post, as you are treated to the scenes of beautiful Samburu men and women. Aren’t they colorful clad in yellow, blue, white and sometimes red attires.
On arrival at the park it is time to indulge you in the beauty that is the flora and fauna of the Samburu.
On this evening game drive your expectation list will be long. You have the long necked gerenuk and the beautiful Grevy’s Zebra.
You should look forward to seeing large herds of elephants and lion prides. if you missed the sharp horned Oryx gazelle among other then you were not here.
End the first day of the Samburu safari with a check in at your lodge in time for dinner and overnight.
About Samburu National Reserve
Samburu National Reserve is one of the lesser-known national parks in Kenya. But is still teems up with lots of wildlife.
Situated alongside the Ewaso Nyiro River, there is plenty to attract wildlife. These are animals from the surrounding savannah plains.
The reserve is rich in wildlife with many of rare northern specialist species. We have the Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich and reticulated giraffe. Others include gerenuk and the beisa oryx (also referred to as Samburu Special Five).
The reserve is also home to elephants and large predators such as the lion, leopard and cheetah. Kamunyak the miracle lioness that adopted the baby oryx was as a resident in the reserve.
Wild dog sightings are also a common attraction to this unique protected area. Birdlife is abundant with over 450 species recorded.
Day 2: Samburu National Reserve
This will be a full day spent in Samburu national park. Start the day with an early breakfast at your Samburu safari lodge. This is before following your instincts into the bush.
This will be followed by departure with lunch box for a full day of game drive. Samburu National Reserve lies in the Northern part of Kenya.
Count Telekis Companion Von Holnel, visited the area in the early 1860s. He described it as teeming with game especially buffaloes and rhinos. The Waso Nyiro became renowned early this century as “big game country.”
The area attracted such famous hunters as Arthur Neumann. This guy set up a camp on the site where Samburu Lodge now stands.
Samburu National Reserve is one of the 56 protected areas in Kenya. Located north of the equator, it is famous because of the richness of flora and fauna.
There are over 50 species of wild animals in the reserve. They include unique species of Gravy Zebra and Reticulated Giraffe. Also here are Beisa Oryx, Greater and Lesser Kudu.
You will also find the long necked Gerenuk, Somali ostrich and the pancake tortoise. There are also over 450 species of birds identified and aquatic species in the Waso Nyiro River. Return back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Departure
This will be your last day on this 3 day Kenya safari to Samburu National Reserve. The day will begin with and early breakfast that will be preceded by checkout and departure.
You will enjoy a short game drive as you leave the park. Proceed on a scenic drive as you contemplate on what you have seen to Nairobi to arrive in the afternoon.
Do not forget to check of all the wild animals that you have seen. This is from your African wildlife list you have seen in Samburu. You will be dropped off at your hotel or JKIA in time for your departure flight.
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3 Day Samburu Safari in Kenya Costs:
What is included in the 3 Day Samburu Safari cost?
- Accommodation in a Samburu safari lodge on full board basis
- Transport in a 4 X 4 Safari vehicle with pop up roof
- Meals on full board basis while on Samburu safari
- All park entrance fee
- All Government tax
3 day Samburu safari in Kenya cost excludes:
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
- Tips and porterage
What to Carry on the 3 Day Samburu Safari
- Sun glasses
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Comfortable shoes
Other Kenya safaris to Samburu National Reserve
3 Day Samburu Safari Destination
The 3 days Samburu Safari will be heading to Samburu game reserve. It is a journey that starts from the southern hemisphere across the Equator to the northern hemisphere.
About Samburu Game Reserve
The 3 days Samburu safari goes to The Samburu National Reserve. This is one of the largest and popular game reserve within Kenya and is located on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro river.
It shares a boundary and most wildlife species with the Buffalo Springs National Reserve which lies on the other side of the river. Samburu National Reserve is 165 km² in size and is 350 kilometres from the capital city Nairobi. It ranges in altitude from 800 to 1230m above sea level.
Samburu National reserve is reach in wildlife. The 3 days Samburu safari takes you to a place of fame for abundance in rare northern specialist species. These include the Grevy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx (Also referred as Samburu Special).
The reserve is also popular with a minimum of 900 elephants. Large predators such as the Lion, Leopard and Cheetah are an important attraction. Remember theKamunyak the Miracle Lioness that adapted the baby Oryx is a resident in the reserve.
Wild Dog Sighting
Wild dog sightings are also a common attraction to this unique protected area. Birdlife is abundant with over 450 species recorded. Birds of the arid northern bush country are augmented by a number of riverine forest species. Lesser Kestrel and the Taita Falcon are species of global conservation concern and they both utilize the reserve.
Five species categorized as vulnerable have recorded in the reserve. These are African Darter, Great Egret, White-headed Vulture, Martial Eagle and the Yellow-billed Ox-pecker. Critically endangered species under CITIES – Pancake tortoise (malacochersus tornieri) is found in the reserve.
Accommodation for the 3 days Samburu Safari
There are several accommodation options available for you on this 3 days Samburu safari in Kenya. The 3 days Samburu safari makes use of 5 and 4 star lodges and camps within the Samburu Game reserve and its neighboring parks. The options for your 3 days Samburu safari include:
Samburu Sopa Lodge
3 days Samburu safari to this lodge takes you right inside the Samburu National Reserve in Northern Kenya. Samburu Sopa lodge is built atop high ground Samburu Sopa Lodge has an attractive location within the Samburu National Reserve. It therefore allows for those on the 3 days Samburu safari some panoramic views of distant rolling hills to one side and Mt. Kenya on the other.
Samburu Sopa Lodge is the only lodge within the Samburu to have a waterhole. This allows for those on the 3 days Samburu safari can spend lazy evenings relaxing in the comfort of the lobby or their bedroom veranda and view various animals coming to drink.
Samburu Sopa lodge is built to reflect the architectural heritage of the local communities. It comes with fifteen cottages, each with two bedrooms are built in an arch formation on either side of the public areas. They surround the waterhole but leaving a wide gap to allow the animals free movement to the water.
The guest cottages follow the exterior design of centuries-old, traditional Samburu housing, but the similarity stops there. Instead, these structures have much higher ceilings; far larger windows; much more floor space; and en suite bathrooms.
Samburu Simba Lodge
Samburu Simba lodge overlook the Buffalo springs and the Uaso Nyiro Rive. A 3 days Samburu safari to Samburu Simba lodge takes you 355 kilometres out of Nairobi.
Samburu Simba lodge offers an up-close and personal African safari experience to those on 3 days Samburu safari. From your room you’ll have a fantastic view over the plains, where elephants and rare game such as the reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, beisa oryx and long-necked gerunuk can be seen grazing.
This lodge allows those on 3 days Samburu safari to watch the fiery sunset as you enjoy a cocktail by the pool. You will be able to watch when nature plays the evening trumpets or close your eyes and drift off into the African dreamland.
Samburu Simba Lodge is place where you can call a day unforgettable yet still realize it’s an understatement.
Ashnil Samburu Camp
A 3 days Samburu safari to Ashnil Samburu Camp takes you to a luxury tented. This Kenya safari camp is set in the spectacular backdrop drop of the Mighty Ol Olokwe Mountain fronting Ewaso Nyiro River.
The 30 exclusive luxury Tents are spread out along the shady banks of the river under a thick stand of doum Palms.
It features an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by sun lounges, a garden and a Lounge bar offering views of the African savannah. Each tent features a decked Terrance with views of the Ewaso Nyiro River.
The restaurant offers views of the river and serves a variety of menus comprising of Oriental, traditional and international cuisines.
Shaba Sarova Lodge
The 3 days Samburu safari to Sarova Shaba Game Lodge is goes to a natural oasis in the heart of the Shaba Game Reserve. This is just east of Samburu, or one can say, in the “Born Free Country” that Joy and George Adamson called home for many years.
The lodge is 345 km from Nairobi, a 45 minute flight from Nairobi to Shaba or Samburu airstrip. If on the 3 days Samburu safari, it’s a picturesque 5 hour drive through the curving roads around Mt. Kenya crossing the equator at Nanyuki.
Sarova Shaba Lodge is set along the bank of the Ewaso Nyiro River laid out around the natural springs that flow into the river. The Lodge has a virtual mini forest of indigenous trees, a fish pond and a large free form swimming pool.
3 days Samburu Safari Highlights
The highlights of this 3 days Samburu safari include:
- Crossing the Equator
- Big five tracking
- Unique northern hemisphere wildlife including the Samburu special
- Picturesque landscape
Brief 3 Days Samburu Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Meet and greet on arrival in the morning for the 3 days Samburu safari at the JKIA or your hotel. Briefing and depart to Samburu Game reserve with a stop at the Equator. Evening game drive with overnight at your lodge in Samburu
Day 2: Morning and evening game drives. All your meals will be at your accommodation in Samburu game reserve.
Day 3: Early breakfast and with game drive on departure proceed to Nairobi with a stop at the Equator if time allows. Drop off at the airport or your Nairobi hotel.