Samburu National Reserve
Samburu National Reserve
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  • veronicah m
    3 contributions
    Excellent place with more animals to experience
    Our trip for the 2 nights Samburu was great, We were able to see the long reticulated giraffes among other wild animals. Our stay at Sarova Shamba lodge was awesome and the services was nice. Thank you to Mike our safari organizer from Tsavo Cat safaris for making all the good arrangement. We are looking forward to use this company again soon for the next trip. We recommend use of James the safari guide for the good work and safe driving. Kudos.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 30 March 2023
  • Monty31
    5 contributions
    Wonderful reserve
    I visited the park with my adult son and we both feel in love with the reserve. I couldn't believe the diversity of the landscape, the mountainous terrain and the beautiful scenery. The animals were amazing and the fact there was so many young animals proves how well the reserve is managed. I'd highly recommend this reserve to anyone visiting Kenya
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 August 2023
  • saltsy372
    North Port, Florida291 contributions
    Beautiful Reserve with plenty of animals
    Samburu is one of the best parks we visited on this trip. With Mt Kenya in the background it is also one of the most beautiful. Saw leopards, lots of lions, reticulated giraffe, elephants, oryx, zebra, wildebeest, hippo, cheetah crocodile, jackal and hyena, buffalo.... pretty much everything you go on safari for other than rhino. Nothing much more to say except put it on your list to see.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 December 2023
  • Anthony walker guide
    Nanyuki Town, Kenya4 contributions
    SAMBURU national reserve tour with guide Anthony Walker (+254790304833) &WALKERS EMPIRE SAFARIS. The Best!!
    SAMBURU national reserve is a unique wildlife site worth a visit with its spectacular wildlife existence. Highly recommended. We did a tour with the Guide Anthony Walker (+254790304833) and we highly recommend him for your tours. Thank you WALKER for making us happy.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 December 2023
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FKF-CFA
Nairobi, Kenya1 contribution
Mar 2023 • Family
We have been to Samburu many times over the past 40 years, and it it truly wonderful. But TripAdvisor has it as No. 1 of things to do in Nairobi. Samburu is 400 km from Nairobi (7 hours by road, 2 hours by air). I am posting this "fake" review to try to get TripAdvisor to correct the listing of Things to To in Nairobi, as there seems to be no other way to get its attention (all Contact Us links on the website, even in the Owners' portal are dead ends for this subject). So, with no intended offence to superb Samburu, I hope this trick will work. When it does, we can delete this "review".
Written 2 February 2024
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Anthony walker guide
Nanyuki Town, Kenya4 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
SAMBURU national reserve is a unique wildlife site worth a visit with its spectacular wildlife existence. Highly recommended. We did a tour with the Guide Anthony Walker (+254790304833) and we highly recommend him for your tours. Thank you WALKER for making us happy.
Written 26 December 2023
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saltsy372
North Port, FL291 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Samburu is one of the best parks we visited on this trip.
With Mt Kenya in the background it is also one of the most beautiful.
Saw leopards, lots of lions, reticulated giraffe, elephants, oryx, zebra, wildebeest, hippo, cheetah crocodile, jackal and hyena, buffalo.... pretty much everything you go on safari for other than rhino.
Nothing much more to say except put it on your list to see.
Written 6 December 2023
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Harrison
2 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
My, ooh my,. Supreme adventures to the world.. Satisfaction guaranteed..
This was one amazing experience.. from the meals, coordination, client handling.. everything was superb.. kudos supreme..💯🥳🥳
Written 14 September 2023
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Monty31
5 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
I visited the park with my adult son and we both feel in love with the reserve. I couldn't believe the diversity of the landscape, the mountainous terrain and the beautiful scenery. The animals were amazing and the fact there was so many young animals proves how well the reserve is managed. I'd highly recommend this reserve to anyone visiting Kenya
Written 21 August 2023
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Yree F
3 contributions
Jun 2023
we love samburu because of special five. we saw leopard and lions and elephants. The hotel was great also!
Written 22 July 2023
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MH
15 contributions
Aug 2022
Visited the reserve while we were staying at a safari camp. Got to view several local villages, along with beautiful scenery and lots of flora and fauna.
Written 26 March 2023
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Caroline B
2 contributions
Jan 2023
Go to Samburu if you want to experience a wild remote National Park and see all the animals and nature
Written 13 February 2023
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Gee19
San Jose, CA178 contributions
Jun 2022
Best to visit just after the rainy season, it’s very different from the parks in Southern Kenya and you’ll see animals here that you won’t see in the Southern parks.
Written 5 February 2023
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Paul M
Brooklyn, NY37 contributions
Nov 2022
Almost as many animals to see as the Maasai Mara, but perhaps more beautiful scenery. Truly a stunning place
Written 14 December 2022
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