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Samburu National Park Safari, Vacations & Wildlife Experiences

  • A Gerenuk, also known as the Waller's gazelle, is a great photo opportunity while on your Kenyan safari.
  • Visit with local people near Samburu Park
  • Wild antelope - a common sight on your Samburu National Park safari.
  • Wild Antelope
  • Samburu man
  • Antelope are plentiful in the park

On the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro River in the Samburu District of the Rift Valley Province is Samburu National Park. This park offers excellent wildlife and bird spotting opportunities on a Kenya safari in a peaceful atmosphere.

Situated within the ancient land of the Samburu people who are closely related to the Maasai, the park was established in 1948 initially as part of the Marsabit National Reserve. This area was gazetted in 1961 and a senior game warden suggested that an area north of the river be set aside as a game reserve. Out of this area came Samburu National Park in 1962.

The Ewaso Ng’iro River is the lifeline of the park attracting wildlife to its banks. In an otherwise arid region on a Kenya vacation, Samburu and other neighbouring reserves host animals like lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants and hippos while the river itself is teeming with Nile crocodiles on a kenyan safari. Rare animals like the long-necked gerenuk, gravy’s zebra and the reticulated giraffe are found in the reserve. Samburu was the home of two famous lionesses, Elsa of the book and film “Born Free” fame and Kamunyak who became well known after adopting two oryx calves.

Samburu is not only rich in wildlife, it is also very significant when travelling to Kenya  historically. Between the 1960s and 1970s more than 160 fossil remains of early man (including Homo habilis and Homo erectus) were discovered. An additional 4,000 mammal and stone age artefacts have also been uncovered.



Kenya Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Kenya travel.

Learn about the history and culture of Kenya, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Kenya's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Kenya for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Kenya safaris today!


Extend Your Trip

After your African Safari, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from Kenya or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours


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Samburu National Park

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