SAFARI

Samburu

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SAMBURU

Get ready to encounter an array of unique wildlife that roam Samburu’s rugged landscapes, from elegant giraffes delicately browsing on acacia trees to elusive leopards stealthily traversing the shadows. Samburu also has its own version of "The Big 5" called "The Samburu 5" - a group of more exclusive wildlife in this more arid section of Kenya. Included in the Special 5 are the gerenuk, the reticulated giraffe, the Grevy’z zebra, the Somali ostrich and the beisa oryx.

Samburu's allure extends beyond its wildlife, encompassing a tapestry of landscapes like the majestic Mount Ololokwe - the local Samburu’s sacred mountain, or the peculiar “cat and mouse” mountain formations. There’s even the famous Elephant Rock which, unlike Cat and Mouse is not named after the rock’s resemblance to the animal but rather because in 2018, French artist Mantra painted a massive elephant head, extending the full depth of the boulder. 

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Samburu is a haven for nature enthusiasts and a gateway to the vibrant Samburu culture. Immerse yourself in the traditions and warmth of the local Samburu people, whose rich attire and welcoming smiles paint a picture of a living heritage. Engage with their ancient customs, listen to captivating stories passed down through generations, and gain a deeper appreciation for the profound connection between culture and nature.

 

What’s even more magical about Samburu is how different your “traditional” safari can get. Join rhino-tracking activities to uncover the secrets of these majestic creatures. And if that's not enough, head over to the Sera Rhino Sanctuary, a haven where rhinos roam free and you can witness conservation efforts firsthand. And speaking of unconventional adventures, how about hopping on a camel for a safari? Yes, you heard it right. Camel safaris are the way to go in Samburu, as you gracefully navigate the rugged terrain, led by these humpbacked creatures. It's a mode of transportation that's both unique and surprisingly comfortable. 

OUR TOP SAMBURU PICKS

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starting from USD $1,099

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starting from USD $6,500

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starting from USD $5,000

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Sarara Treehouse

starting from USD $1,055

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starting from USD $1,055

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Elephant Watch Camp

starting from USD $1,335

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