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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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Small reserve, great animals

My review is about Samburu National Reserve, which is about 6 hour drive north of Nairobi. Spent 2 nights there and found the park very interesting as it has unique animals not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My review is about Samburu National Reserve, which is about 6 hour drive north of Nairobi. Spent 2 nights there and found the park very interesting as it has unique animals not available in other places (reticulated giraffes, grevy's zebras, gerenuk, beiza oryx and somali ostrich) besides many other animals including the big 5. And since the reserve is relatively... More 

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Ostfold, Norway
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Lovely place to go for not so crowded wildlife experiences! At one point we were the only safari car in the Buffalo Spring reserve close by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Lots of unique animals that are only found here including Grevy Zebras, Gerenuk, Somali Ostrich etc. Saw several herds of elephants, and lots of birds. A great place if you are a birder.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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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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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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Address: Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
Phone Number: 254 020 600800
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Rift Valley Province  >  Samburu District  >  Samburu National Reserve

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