Samburu & Meru Lodges
The Samburu reserve is one of Kenya's newer parks. Located about five hours north of Nairobi in a remote, dry and arid as well as hilly region; all part of the Great Rift Valley. This remoteness serves the visitor well as there are fewer tourists in this game rich and wilderness environment. There exist here more exotic game species seldom seen in other parks such as gerenuk, reticulated giraffe and the blue legged Somali ostrich as well as more frequent leopard sightings. Samburu has a permanent water supply fed from Mount Kenya and consequently, the profusion of game also produces numerous predator species balancing each other.
Famed conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the lion cub here. Elsa became the main character of the popular book and the award-winning movie "Born Free." In recent years, the reserve has gained notoriety as the home of the unusual lioness named Kamunyak, who garnered media attention for adopting and caring for oryx calves. The Samburu reserve is named after the Samburu tribe, close relations in customs, habits and dress to their southern cousins, the Maasai.
Our expert consultants will guide you as to the choice of excellent lodges and camps available as part of your bespoke itinerary.