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Shaba National Reserve

Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
254 020 600800
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Samburu National Park is one of the reserves where one can find the most balanced wildlife and birdlife. One gets excellent sighting and photography opportunity . I would rank it above Masai Mara. The feeling of sighting here is very real unlike Masai Mara where the animals are so use to cars all around them. Village visit is also fun.... More

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Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki, Japan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I wasn't expecting to see wildlife up-close but Samburu offered a place to "mingle" with the animals! We saw zebras, giraffes, lions, oryxes, boars, various birds etc. It was exciting searching for their hideouts. Although, we did not hire a guide... we did have some help from hotel staff to look for the lions. Ah yes, for the day trip... More

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Some of the best wildlife viewing I have experienced in Kenya. Visit as soon as you can. Viewing of lions, cheetahs and leopards was excellent and beautiful but austere terrain. A real gem in Kenya's crown.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Loved everything about Elephant Bedroom Camp have visited 5 times and plan a few more before I leave Kenya!!

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Nairobi, Kenya
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Samburu National Reserve is a scenic place and has a lot to offer.Although its more desert-like, than other parks in Kenya,the experience is unforgettable.Its easy to spot many wild animals especially the lion, gazelle, elephants zebras and plenty of birds too!Driving through rough terrain and the samburu plains is more than just fun.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We were here two days on our Kenyan Safari with "Trips". The terrain was a bit more desert-like than some of the other places, but we saw many elephants here as well as some beautiful birds, gazelles, and a mother lion with her two cubs playing in a tree. What a treat! We also saw a ton of zebras, but... More

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Malta Europe
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

After a long drive from Nairobi to Samburu lodge, we went on game drives, which are an exciting experience.One can track animals from the big 5. We were lucky to come across cheetah, elephants giraffes. Thanks to Alan from Kenya Walking Survivors he could take you to the closest point to spot them and tell you about their ways how... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Samburu was a great place to visit and a wonderful place to go on safari. Africa has it's big five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and cape buffalo) and Samburu has four of these (all but Rhino). However, Samburu also boasts its own Samburu five (reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra, besia oryx, gerenuk and Somali ostrich), which are found only or mainly... More

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San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Samburu is a great place to visit on a safari. It offers contrast with the Serengeti / Masai Mara landscape. Samburu is semi-arid and vaguely reminded me of the Phoenix AZ area. Samburu was where we got the closest to elephants (with 6 babies!) and we saw a number of unique species. It is also much less crowded than the... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Samburu offers some unique subspecies that are only found north of the equator in East Africa. These include Reticulated Giraffe, Oryx, Zebra, Dik Dik and Gerenuk, all who are unique from their cousins south of the equator.

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