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Shaba National Reserve

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Address: Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
Phone Number: 254 020 600800

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Beautiful scenery but not much wildlife

Paying resident rates to enter Shaba is definitely worth it. The scenery in Shaba is beautiful and you feel like you have the whole park to yourself. We drove for 3 hours and did... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Paying resident rates to enter Shaba is definitely worth it. The scenery in Shaba is beautiful and you feel like you have the whole park to yourself. We drove for 3 hours and did not see a single other vehicle. However, I wouldn't recommend Shaba for someone paying non-resident rates. In the probably 6 hours we drove around Shaba, we... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Shaba feels smaller than some other reserves like Amboseli and Masai Mara. We did not see large herds moving like Amboseli, but did see an abundance of life along the river.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Samburu national reserve offers a whole new experience to visiting guests and will trully not disappoint you in any way. feel free to try it out and you wont regret.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

All the wild animals you would expect to see in Africa, stayed in the "Intrepids" game lodge along the river bank. This facility is a natural african lodge with all facilities. The guest bunalows (Tents) have full size beds and all mod cons, resteraunt, bar, shop and loung area to chill after a days safari.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were there only for a few hours and I was impressed. It's a small game reserve with few unique animals not found on the other side of the equator. The landscape consisting of acacia trees and many small hills is breathtaking. You will also enjoy beautiful views of the majestic Ewaso Nyiro river. Worth a visit

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Its actually a small reserve but there is soo much to see you may not exhaust it in a day. They also have very nice hotels. The variety of animals is very wide, we saw lions, a leopard and virtually elephants everywhere you turn. You will notice that the species of elephants in this place is much smaller compared to... More 

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Frome, Somerset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Samburu is a good park with lots of game however like most national reserves vehicles have to stick to tracks and because many Game Lodges are locally sited other vehicles also view game at the same time.

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new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We were able to get out of our van and walk around on the bluff. Looked across and saw a male lion just sitting there - looking like something out of a movie. This is a beautiful park.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

its was our fast time to tour samburu national park. and there are so many attraction along the way to samburu. the game drive was awesome we were able to view wild animals and Grevy zebra which is unique animal. adventures worth the while

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Samburu though less visited is one of the most beautiful spots on the African continent, it is a land of contrast, dry and arid but the lifeline of the park and area is the great brown river [Uaso Nyiro] in the local language. The wildlife is unique and not seen anywhere else from the Grevy's Zebra with thin stripes, the... More 

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