Samburu National Park

Samburu: Kenya's northern delight

North of Mt Kenya is the remote Samburu National Park. It is often regarded by travellers and guides in Kenya as the best of Kenya’s national parks. The drive from the foothills of Mt Kenya treats the traveller to an unusual spectacle of green bush and forest on one side and a desert landscape on the other.

Like in all of Kenya’s national parks there is no shortage of game here and there are frequent sightings of all of the big cats, as well as all of Kenya’s plains game. Samburu is also home to the specific northern species including the reticulated giraffe, gerenuk, vulturine guinea fowl & the grevys zebra.

Visitors will also be privileged to see the red-robed Samburu tribesmen bringing their cattle down to the river to drink. The lives of the Samburu, like the Masai, are centered on their livestock, which are their traditional means of survival. After initiation, boys become 'morans' and it becomes their duty to protect both the humans and the livestock from predators.

Samburu is a hidden gem with some of Kenya’s finest lodges set within its borders. Below are some of our recommended tours that take in Samburu but if you'd like us to tailor the experience to suit you plans get in touch with us and we'll see what we can do for you.

Tours & Holidays

Spend 4 relaxing days on Kenya's top beach and 2 days enjoying the animals and stunning setting on a true Kenyan safari. To make the Safari even more special we are including a FREE night game drive.
Diani Beach - Tsavo West
Pure luxury is in store for you on this four night flying safari!
Masai Mara National Reserve
Short on cash? Then Camping is the perfect way to witness the Great Migration this July / August for much less than you would pay to stay at a hotel or lodge.
Masai Mara National Reserve
From the soft leather seats of the aircraft you will look out over the vast plains of Africa while the pilot provides commentary on the landmarks and wildlife.
Masai Mara - Amboseli - Tsavo East & West
Soft leather reclining seats with the ability to move in all directions to ensure a lot of leg space – this allows you to travel in style.
Northern Kenya - Lake Naivasha & Masai Mara
A perfect mini break that won’t ‘break’ the bank. Two of Kenya’s finest destinations. A ‘Great Lake’ and a ‘wildlife marvel’ you couldn’t ask for more on a three night adventure through Kenya.
Lake Naivasha - Masai Mara
Stylish, unique and exclusive. Our Kenya in Style safari is for those that appreciate the finer things in life.
Samburu National Park - Masai Mara
Short, sweet and luxurious this Masai Mara Safari is the perfect addition to a Kenyan beach holiday or a great quick trip to see the wonders of the Masai Mara.
Masai Mara National Reserve
Stunning views of Kilimanjaro, the most famous of the Rift Valley lakes and the jewel in the crown - the majestic Masai Mara. An amazing opportunity to tour Kenya with a group of safari enthusiasts.
Nairobi - Amboseli - Lake Naivasha - Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara
East Africa is known for its bountiful wildlife and breathtaking scenery and you will see the best of it on this spectacular journey through both Kenya and Tanzania.
Amboseli - Ngorongoro - Serengeti & Masai Mara
See two of Kenya’s gems in style and comfort and get a taste for the country's extraordinary beauty - from the flamingo lakes in the Rift Valley to one of Africa’s showpiece parks, the Masai Mara.
Lake Elementaita - Masai Mara
We bring you the perfect camping safari for the adventurous traveller who wants to see what Kenya has to offer without blowing the budget.
Mount Kenya - Samburu National Park & Masai Mara