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Samburu Game Reserve is situated alongside the Ewaso Nyiro River, located in the hot and arid north, formerly known as the Northern Frontier District, with daytime temperatures reaching up to 40oC between January and October.

The land is baked, reddish-brown for most of the year there is plenty to attract wildlife from the surrounding savannah plains. Samburu National Park joins three game reserves of Samburu, Buffalo Springs, and Shaba treated as one.

The reserve is rich in wildlife with an abundance of rare northern species such as the Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, 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.

Best time to visit Samburu National Park:

The Park is open all year round and November to April is cooler. The dry season starts in late May and goes up to early October when a large concentration of wildlife is found in the reserve due to the availability of lush vegetation along the Ewaso Nyiro River, the main source of water.

Things to Do in Samburu National Park

Game Viewing:  In the southern part of the park, you are guaranteed to see most of the Kenyan animals found in Samburu, namely: cheetahs, lions, leopards, impalas, buffalo, hippos, and dik-diks, as well as the native gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa Oryx. You are guaranteed to see most animals during the dry season as they converge at the Usaso Nyiro River, their main source of water during the long dry weather. Elephants are also spotted during this time, and you can watch the Nile crocodiles swim in the river.

Bird Viewing: Samburu National Reserve is a paradise for bird lovers, with over 350 species of birds already recorded. You can enjoy a colorful assortment of birds such as vultures, kingfishers, marabous, bateleurs, guinea fowl, Somali ostriches and many more.

Samburu Cultural Tours: Visit the local Samburu villages where you get a chance to interact with the colorful Samburu people in their traditional setting and experience their culture. This is a good opportunity to purchase traditional Samburu souvenirs, art and collectibles.

The time allowed to visit Samburu national Park

The Park is open for visitation for the entire year for wildlife watching experience in Kenya, The park is open daily from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Please Note :

Entry on foot is prohibited and visitors have turned away after 6:15 pm.
Entry to the park is by smart card only, obtained and loaded at the main gate.

Park Entrance.

East African Citizens (adults) 1000KSh
East African students and children 500 KSh
East African Residents (adults) 1500 KSh
East African students and children 500 KSh
Nonresident adults USD$70
Nonresident students and children $40.