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Samburu National Reserve

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Overview

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Samburu National Reserve is situated at the southeastern corner of Samburu District in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. It is bordered to the south by the Ewaso Nyiro River, which separates it from the Buffalo Springs National Reserve.

The reserve covers an area of 165 Km² and is located around 345Km from Nairobi.

The reserve is rich in wildlife with fame for an abundance of rare northern specialist species such as the Grevy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk, and the Beisa Oryx (Also referred as Samburu Special). The reserve is also popular with a minimum of 900 elephants. Large predators such as the Lion, Leopard, and Cheetah are an important attraction (Kamunyak the Miracle Lioness that adapted the baby Oryx is a resident in the reserve).

Wild dog sightings are also a common attraction to this unique protected area. Birdlife is abundant with over 450 species recorded. Birds of the arid northern bush country are augmented by a number of riverine forest species. Lesser Kestrel and the Taita Falcon are species of global conservation concern and they both utilize the reserve.  Five species categorized as vulnerable have been recorded in the reserve.

These are the African Darter, Great Egret, White-headed Vulture, Martial Eagle, and the Yellow-billed Ox-pecker. Critically endangered species under CITIES – Pancake tortoise (malacochersus tornieri) is found in the reserve.

Wildlife to spot in Samburu

Wildebeests

Warthogs

Lions

Zebras

elephants

rhinos

Activities to do in Samburu

Game Drives are the main and major reasons why we visit Masai Mara. A game drive is an activity that involves in search of wildlife species in a wild national protected area. The best places to do such activities in Kenya include the Masai Mara. The reserve is known to host a wide variety of wildlife species such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, wildebeests, zebras, and many more. It's home to the great wildebeest migration. Using our 4x4 land cruiser jeeps, you will be lucky to enjoy the comfort of game views in the rugged terrain of the reserve.

The local community makes our holidays in the wild worthwhile. In Masai Mara, you will get complimentary visits to Maasai Communities, engage and learn their cultural practices. The connection and engagements are what make it special.

Did you know Masai Mara has one of the best Sundowner moments in the African Savannah? Well, enjoy this romantic and relaxing moment while on our safaris. Either on a privately guided safari or on a relaxing safari holiday, you will be served an exceptional sundowner surprise overlooking the horizon of the plains as you enjoy a sip of your best drink.

FAQs

The most frequently asked questions about Serengeti National Park. Our best of knowledge to your answers. For more, get in touch with us.

You can visit Kenya any time of the year. Kenya is known to have the best weather and climate for anything in regards to safaris and holidays. 

Yes, it is very safe. Kenya is one of the safest countries in Africa to visit for safaris and holidays. 

We have quite a variety of safaris in Kenya. The best safaris you can plan to have for your holiday would be the following:- 

  1. Kenya and Tanzania Safaris
  2. Wildebeest Migration Safaris
  3. Family and kids safaris
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John Kangethe

Senior Safari Consultant

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January Forecast - Weather

January is a hot month compared and among the best month for safaris in Africa.  A better time to visit Tanzania for the Wildebeest Calving Safaris and Big cats sightings. Its recommended for a beach holiday at the beach, the weather is hot and calm with the sensational holiday breeze from the Indian Ocean.We recommend a wildlife safari within the safari destinations in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana as they will be in peak season.

It’s considered a quieter month compared to the peak season months, in planning a safari holiday to Africa. It’s an amazing month to visit the major safari destinations within East Africa. 

You can pack slightly heavy and light during this month.

Our Opinion

January Is Highly Recommended Time For Safari

5/5

February Forecast - Weather

February is a wet month when the long rains from Feb to April start.  The best time to Visit the Ndutu Conservation Area in the south of Serengeti National and borders the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania. It’s the best time to go since you will witness the wildebeest calving season and major hunting activities. We recommend a wildlife safari within the safari destinations in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana as they will be in peak season.

It’s considered a quieter and tough month, with rough and sticky terrains in the parks. Good month for a budget yet remarkable safari holiday to Africa. It’s an amazing month to visit the major safari destinations within East Africa. 

You can pack slightly heavy during this month.

Our Opinion

February Is a Good Time To Visit

4/5

March Forecast - Weather

March is a hot and wet month that receives long rains from Feb to April. A good month for a safari or beach holiday, but the best in case you would love the whole camp by yourself. Best time to visit Tanzania for the Wildebeest Calving Season in the Ndutu Conservation Area. We recommend a wildlife safari within the safari destinations in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana as they will be in peak season.

It’s considered a quieter and tough month, with rough and sticky terrains in the parks. Good month for a budget yet remarkable safari holiday to Africa. It’s an amazing month to visit the major safari destinations within East Africa. 

You can pack slightly heavy during this month.

Our Opinion

4.5/5

April Forecast - Weather

April is a wet month that receives long rains from Feb to April.  Not a pretty good month for a safari or beach holiday, but the best in case you would love the whole camp by yourself. Most safari camps and lodges are closed down during this season to prepare and renovate for the peak season in June to Dec..We recommend a wildlife safari within the safari destinations in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana as they will be in peak season.

It’s considered a quieter and tough month, with rough and sticky terrains in the parks. Good month for a budget yet remarkable safari holiday to Africa. It’s an amazing month to visit the major safari destinations within East Africa. 

You can pack slightly heavy during this month.

Our Opinion

April Is A Relative Good Month To Visit

3.5/5

August Forecast - Weather

It’s a dry and hot month of the year but occasionally gets cold during the first weeks. A very good month to plan for your wildlife and beach safari holiday. You will be lucky enough to spot quite a huge number of wildlife species. It’s easy to spot wildlife during the dry season as they are looking for water and are often seen close to water holes and water ponds.

It’s considered a busy month compared to others in planning a wildebeest migration safari. The Beach is also great and offers clean relaxing beach holidays. 

You can pack light and dress light during this month.

Our Opinion

September Is Highly Recommended Time To Visit

5/5

June Forecast - Weather

June is a quiet and cold month compared to any other month. Together with July, the two months recommend very low temperature and occasionally receives low rainfall levels within the major safari holiday destinations in East Africa, Kenya Tanzania Uganda Rwanda, and Zanzibar. We recommend a wildlife safari within the safari destinations in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana as they will be in low season, as Kenya and Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda, enters their peak season for the wildebeest migration.

It’s considered a quieter month compared to the peak season months, in planning a wildebeest migration safari. It’s an amazing month to visit the major safari destinations within East Africa. 

You can pack slightly heavy and dress warmly during this month.

Our Opinion

June Is Recommended Time For Safari

4/5

July Forecast - Weather

July is a quiet and cold month compared to any other month. Together with June, the two months recommend very low temperature and occasionally receives low rainfall levels within the major destinations in East Africa, Kenya Tanzania Uganda Rwanda, and Zanzibar. We recommend a wildlife safari within the safari destinations in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana as they will be in low season, as Kenya and Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda, enters their peak season for the wildebeest migration.

It’s considered a quieter month compared to the peak season months, in planning a wildebeest migration safari. It’s an amazing month to visit the major safari destinations within East Africa. 

You can pack slightly heavy and dress warmly during this month.

Our Opinion

July Is Highly Recommended Time For Safari

5/5

August Forecast - Weather

It’s a dry and hot month of the year but occasionally gets cold during the first weeks. A very good month to plan for your wildlife and beach safari holiday. You will be lucky enough to spot quite a huge number of wildlife species. It’s easy to spot wildlife during the dry season as they are looking for water and are often seen close to water holes and water ponds.

It’s considered a busy month compared to others in planning a wildebeest migration safari. The Beach is also great and offers clean relaxing beach holidays. 

You can pack light and dress light during this month.

Our Opinion

September Is Highly Recommended Time To Visit

5/5

September Forecast - Weather

It’s a dry and hot month of the year but occasionally receives rainfall during the short rain season. A very good month to plan for your wildlife and beach safari holiday. You will be lucky enough to spot quite a huge number of wildlife species. It’s easy to spot wildlife during the dry season as they are looking for water and are often seen close to water holes and water ponds.

It’s considered a quieter month compared to August in planning a wildebeest migration safari. The Beach is also great and offers clean relaxing beach holidays. Although it might a little bit busy, an amazing month to visit the beach.

You can pack light and dress light during this month.

Our Opinion

September Is Highly Recommended Time To Visit

5/5

October Forecast - Weather

October is fairly a good month to do your safari in both Kenya and Tanzania. Although its when the short rains of East Africa Starts, but offers a great opportunity to sight some of the best wildlife species. The month experiences some rain but most rain experiences hot season. hence a beautiful time to have your wildlife or beach safari holiday.

The wildebeest Migration at these time are on their way back to the Serengeti from Masai Mara. They are vital since they determine how easy it willbe to spot most wildlife species. Most importantly the big cats and the phenomenal Mara River cliff crossing.

The beaches are clean and not that conjested. Easy to enjoy your holiday.

Our Opinion

October Is The Best Time To Visit

4.6/5

November Forecast - Weather

After the short rains from October, the rains at times extend to November, and it becomes wet in some of the safari destinations. If you are looking to spotting wildlife, It will be a bit hard to spot since the grasses are tall, and water is available in many parts of the ecosystems.

You will be lucky to spot wildebeest crossings in the Tanzania Side, Serengeti Lamai Region, or down in Bolongoja. If you are looking to enjoy the scenic savannah plains, the lush green grass and trees will grace your holiday with beautiful sceneries every morning.

It’s advisable to use a 4×4 land cruiser jeep cruising in these safari destinations.

Our Opinion

November Is a Fairly good Time To Visit

3.6/5

December Forecast - Weather

December is a pretty good month to do your safari holiday. Since it’s during the festivities, the month seems to a bit busy with everyone looking for an escape holiday. The month of December is generally hot but usually experiences some rain in between towards the end. The rain could be heavy or light.

December is generally a good month for wildlife and beach holidays. You will be luckier to spot wildlife in the major parks and enjoy clean sandy beaches.

The weather pattern is all the same for Kenya and Tanzania.

 

Our Opinion

December Is a Good Month To Visit

4.4/5

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5 Days Kenya Safari 2022

Traverse the plains of Masai Mara for 4 Nights and later explore Lake Nakuru. Witness big cats and other wildlife species, enjoy sundowners and bush dinners in the wild world of Africa. Spend in the most exclusive camps in Masai Mara, enjoy close wildlife encounters and amazing nature immersion. Start planning today.

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