The first stop on your Kenyan safari is the vibrant city of Nairobi. You’ll touchdown at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, where a comfortable transfer will take you to Wilson Airport, approximately 27 minutes away. From Wilson Airport, you’ll enjoy a light aircraft flight to Samburu Kalama Airstrip – where the fun starts.
Whether it’s your first-ever safari or your thirtieth, Samburu National Reserve is a destination that appeals to every type of traveler. This Kenyan gem is clustered around the Ewaso Ngiro River and boasts endless savannas and forests – a mix of environments that created the perfect big game country with a diverse range of your favorite African animals.
As a result, Samburu has become well-known for its first-class, year-round game viewing is renowned for its first-class, year-round game viewing. Keep your eyes peeled for all the big cats (especially leopard), wild dogs, elephants, and the ‘Samburu Big 5’ – Grevy’s zebra, the long-necked gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, besia oryx, and Somali ostrich.
In addition to impeccable game viewing, Samburu offers a wide selection of incredible adventure activities and fascinating cultural interactions. When not on game drives through the reserve, you can explore the region on foot or by mountain bike. Visit the nearby Samburu villages and gain insight into the local life before enjoying a delicious dinner on the old riverbed. The highlight of your time here, however, will undoubtedly be the incredible opportunity to track endangered black rhinos in Samburu – an activity offered by your home-away-from-home, Samburu Rhino.
This charming camp offers authentic accommodation in the form of a band – a rustic stone cottage with a thatched roof and canvas zip-down windows and doors. Saruni Rhino is known for its unique rhino tracking experiences, where guests join highly trained rangers to track endangered rhinos on foot. Your participation in this activity contributes to the conservation and protection of this remarkable species. During your stay, you’ll also have the chance to visit the Retiti Elephant Sanctuary, where you’ll learn about the conservation of orphaned baby elephants and their rehabilitation back into the wild. And, before you go, be sure to take a drive to the Singing Wells where you’ll be treated to a unique cultural experience – local pastoralists calling their cattle to drink by singing songs recognized only by their own herd.