Shaba National Reserve
Shaba National Reserve
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boo98
Leduc, Canada345 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Loved our tour through and wish we could have stayed longer. Saw amazing wildlife including a leopard and her cub.
Written 19 November 2022
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Lucy
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Do not visit. Buffalo springs and Shaba national reserves are both suffering terribly during this drought. Only go if you are happy to see dead zebra corpses (whole not eaten) dead impala and oryx. Perhaps the worst is the emaciated elephants- so sad. They are so thin,weak and clearly starving :( The only healthy animals we saw were some giraffes.
Written 25 October 2022
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RC ATL
Atlanta, GA29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Saw lots of amazing animals! Some are only seen in the Samburu region, like the Samburu Zebra. The region is going through a major drought at the time we were there, so the foliage and grasses were non exisitent!
Written 14 August 2022
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longhaultraveller328
London, UK22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We saw several lions, elephants, giraffe, zebra and the Samburu5. Unfortunately the leopard and cheetah remained elusive during our stay. Great reserve if you wind a thrill in searching and finding wildlife, as opposed to being presented with swathes of wildlife with no effort of looking.
Written 20 April 2022
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Volkmar K
Floeha, Germany12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
We stayed in the Sarova Shaba Lodge but all guides did the game drives on the opposite site in the Buffalo Springs National Reserve because of only a few animals are found in this reserve (only a few Impalas) and the security problems in this park. It would be better to stay in a Lodge west to the A2.
Written 6 March 2022
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Bidule05
France1,916 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We made full day game drive in Shaba National Reserve in July 2021.
The landscape is breathtaking, with many kopje (rocky hills), its springs with soft palm trees, its fantastic savanna areas with magnificent acacias and fever trees.
Close to Ewaso Ng'iro river, at the top of a small hill, we had a wonderful panoramic overview on the whole park and on the famous mountain, which is nicknamed “Sleeping lion” because of its shape.
It was great safaris, allowing us to see:
- predators, including: a pride of female lions with cubs, 2 male lions without mane, spotted hyenas, black-backed jackals
- other mammals, e.g .: herds of endangered Grevy zebras, many groups of beautiful reticulated giraffes, wonderful gazelles giraffes (gerenuks), buffalos, Grant gazelles, waterbucks, warthogs ...
- and a lot of many birds.
Close to Joy camp, we saw the tomb erected in honor of Joy Adamson, who wrote the famous book "Born free".

Taken together, I highly recommend to visit Shaba national reserve with its “Out of Africa” awesome landscapes and few jeeps in the surroundings (disturbing animals).
Written 5 August 2021
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Jeaninn A
Maryland21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
I loved Shaba Reserve! This was an interesting game park because of the terrain. My guide is the best and he was able to navigate the park very well and we saw cheetahs here! Very dusty, very rocky, very arid but that adds to this park's experience.
Written 21 July 2021
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Nishlling
London, UK52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
We had a great time when we visited in November 2020. We stayed at Sarova Shaba which was great and it had good Covid-19 protocol in place. The park itself was beautiful. The views were stunning. We found our own spots to have sundowners. We really enjoyed the topography regardless of limited game. We did chance across a few Grevvy's and Kudu's.
Written 4 February 2021
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Mary Njenga
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
I have not had so much fun in a long time; saw animals and enjoyed a sundowner. I would recommend to anyone for a good get away
Written 1 February 2021
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David Mutinda
Kenya34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
all animal spotted along the ewasonyiro river.
good hotels there hot climate there but all in all i liked it
Written 23 January 2021
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