Samburu semi-arid desert region is home to the Ewaso Nyiro river, dense woodlands, countless animals, birds and the Samburu people. Samburu is a Maasai word for the leather bag that they use when they carry milk and honey.The Maasai and Samburu are both nomadic pastoralists and their diet consists mainly of meat, milk and honey.
A visit to a Samburu village will prove insightful, so make sure to include it in your itinerary.Samburu’s remoteness made it inaccessible for years, so it still has a serene ambience and wild charm.
Day 1:Nairobi – Samburu National Reserve
Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive north to Samburu National Reserve to arrive in time for lunch at the lodge or camp. After lunch proceed for an afternoon game drive as from 1600hrs until dusk.Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge,Samburu Simba Lodge or a Similar lodge.Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner.
Day 2: Samburu National Reserve
This day will be spent exploring this amazing game reserve, with morning and afternoon game drives.Samburu Game Reserve offers a wide range of attractions. It is home to the Samburu tribe who are also pastoralists. Owasso Nyiro River which runs along the southern boundary is home to crocodile and hippo with the many animals visiting to drink during the heat of the day. In Samburu you are likely to spot buffalo, leopard, lion, cheetah, Grevy’s zebra, Beisa Oryx, reticulated giraffe and other plains game.Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge /Samburu Simba Lodge or a Similar lodge. Meal Plan: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner.
Day 3: Samburu National Reserve – Nairobi
We embark on early morning game drive on sunrise when predators are active and later return to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast depart Samburu National Reserve arriving Nairobi in the afternoon. You will be dropped at either your hotel or airport. Meal Plan: Breakfast.