Our Samburu air safaris package departs on a daily basis subject to flight and lodges/tented camps availability. There is a single air strip in the reserve called oryx Samburu air strip. The flight from Wilson airport to samburu game reserve has a stop over at Nanyuki and takes about one and half hours. The Major airlines we use are Air Kenya and Safari Link.
Some lodges and tented camps are located inside the park namely Samburu Lodge, Samburu Heritage, Larsen’s tented camp and others are located outside the reserve namely Maralal Safari Lodges,Yare Safari Lodge, Desert rose, Sarara camp and Kitich camp.
The lodges/tented camp offer accommodation on full board basis and amenities include a swimming pool, sauna, hot steam baths, massage services, wifi, satellite tv, central dinning room, bar and baby siting services. Meals are in form of buffet style or 3 course meals.
Air Kenya Flight Schedule
|Nairobi(Wilson Airport)||Samburu Game Reserve||0730hrs|
|Nairobi(Wilson Airport)||Samburu Game Reserve||0915hrs|
|Samburu Game Reserve||Nairobi(Wilson Airport)||1110hrs|
Safari Link Flight Schedule
|Nairobi(Wilson Airport)||Samburu Game Reserve||0800hrs|
|Nairobi(Wilson Airport)||Samburu Game Reserve||1020hrs|
|Samburu Game Reserve||Nairobi(Wilson Airport)||1210hrs|
Nairobi – Samburu Game Reserve
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Wilson Airport, fly to Samburu National Reserve. On arrival at oryx Samburu air strip you will met and transferred to a Lodge/tented camp of choice. Lunch and afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge/tented camp.
Samburu Game Reserve
On this day you will have morning and evening game drives. A visit to the Ewaso Ngiro river is most rewarding because it’s the only source of water that sustains the wildlife in this reserve. Wild animals converge at the river to quench their thirst.
Samburu people and their culture is another attraction and on request the driver guide can take you to the samburu village to experience their culture. All meals and overnight at a lodge/tented camp.
Samburu Game Reserve – Nairobi
Another morning game drive after breakfast, then transfer to the airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi. On arrival at the Wilson airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
- Return regional flights.
- Airstrip Transfers.
- Transport in a custom safari minibus with pop up roof.
- All park entrance fees.
- Meals as described in the itinerary.
- Game drives and other activities as described in the itinerary
- Services of an English speaking driver guide.
- Complimentary Bottled water 1 Litre per person per day.
- All government taxes.
- International airfares.
- All expenditure of personal nature such as telephone calls, hard drinks, soft drinks and laundry.
- Travel Insurance.
Samburu game reserve is the most popular parks of the northern frontier fauna sanctuaries. The game park occupies an area of 165 km2. The driving distance from Nairobi is 350 km and 65km from Isiolo town to achers post gate. The park lies on the northen bank of Uaso Nyiro River, the river serves as the only source of water without which the game in the reserve could not survive in the arid country.
Samburu National Reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George Adamson and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness made famous in the best selling book and award winning movie Free. The Samburu National Reserve is also home of Kamunyak, a lioness famous for adopting oryx calves.
Samburu’s topography is composed of river Uaso Nyiro which flows from the Kenyan highlands and flows to lorian swamp, scattered acacia, riverine forest, thorn trees and grassland vegetation. The climate for Samburu is hot dry with cool nights with an average annual maximum temperature of 30ºc (86F) and minimum annual temperature of 20ºc (68F). There is a wide variety of animal and bird life seen at Samburu National Reserve. Several species are considered unique to the region, including its ts unique dry-country animal life: All three big cats, lion, cheetah and leopard, can be found here, as well as elephants, buffalo and hippos, Olive baboon, gerenuk, warthogs, Grant’s gazelle, Kirk’s dik-dik, impala, waterbuck, Grevy’s zebra, Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe and over 350 bird species.
Samburu is also a maasai land, the Masai people whom by definition speak the Maa language hence the name Masai have held on to their culture even in these times of modernization. A masai’s home is called a manyatta where he lives with his wives and children. From childhood boys are obligated to look after their fathers cows while girls are obligated to doing house chores, fetching water and milking the cows. After every fifteen years there is an initiation where boys are circumcised and they become young morans and the existing morans graduate to junior elders. The Masai enjoy eating meat, milk mixed with blood during rituals such initiation and marriage. The use of herbs as medicine is still embedded in their day to day life. The Masai are an attraction in Kenya since they managed to stick to their culture.
- Do not Litter the reserve/park.
- Do not feed the animals, i.e. monkeys or baboons.
- Do give the animals the right of way and do not disturb wildlife.
- Do not take any plant or animals remains, dead or alive.
- Do not start fires or throw cigarettes in the reserve.
- Do stay in your vehicle except at designated viewing points.
- Do not shout, laugh loudly, play radio or cassettes as this will keep away the animals.
- Do not provoke any animals its dangerous.