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Shaba National Reserve

Address: Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
Phone Number: 254 020 600800
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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Milton, Wisconsin
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344 reviews 344 reviews
131 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This reserve is near the Sarova Lodge. We went for an early evening drive. We saw lots of baboons, the Grevys zebra, the remnents of what was probably a leopard kill, Nik Niks, water bucks, a giraffe & many other animals.As others have mentioned, the scenery is beautiful! We stopped on a bluff & were allowed out to walk around... More 

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Daylesford, Victoria, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This gorgeous reserve has lots of unique animals. Lots of lions, beautiful giraffe and rare zebras. We even saw the elusive leopard here. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

One of our three favorite wildlife parks in Kenya (the others being Nakuru and Amboseli). No vast herds, but the wildlife is actually more unique here. Well worth three days exploring the various environs. A local experienced guide is always helpful, but not really necessary in this park if you have your own vehicle. It's easy to find your way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have had the pleasure of visiting Masai Mara, Sweetwaters & Lake Nakuru and I believer that Samburu is up there with the best. Our party of 6 all agreed that we would go back to its wildlife (we say heaps of Lions, Elephants, Giraffe, Leopard, Zebra, Crocs etc etc etc, but also the spectacular landscape and scenery was equally... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Samburu National Reserve adjoins the Buffalo Springs in the south and the Shaba National Reserve to the East. These game reserve are traversed by the Ewaso Nyiro river which meanders slowly between numerous acacia and doum trees, providing life support to the dry-land animals and a home to many crocodiles and Hippos. Samburu, Shaba and Buffalo Springs National Reserves are... More 

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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This game reserve has less animals but it is naturally beautified by land scape,acacia trees of different coiled shape small island shaped bushes.It is good to have a visit when you have 3 days in Samburu since it is like 2 kilometers from acher's post gate in Samburu game reserve.

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Perth, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

in northern Kenya, which along with Samburu game reserve forms a large protected area. Probably the best game viewing in Kenya away from the southern parks, with some great scenery from the Matthews Range. Prolific bird life and photo ops. Part of the Laikipia range for elephants, so this area has Kenya's largest herds of elephant outside Tsavo ecosystem. Well... More 

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Duxbury, MA
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We were not expecting such a wonderful array of animals. We were lucky to see all the game special to the area during our game drives. We saw leopard, cheetah, lions, Grevy zebra, oryx, reticulated giraffe, gazelles. I could go on and on. What a wonderful place to begin our African Safari.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

These two reserves are well known for the special five mammals which include Grevy Zebra, Beisa Oryx, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe and the Gerenuk. It is a place where you can go experience a wild feeling while spending your good time in the star-rated lodges with facilities to suit your needs. Mammal species in the park include leopard, lion, cheetah,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This was my fifth safari trip in Kenya. I chose to stay four nights in Samburu Park mainly because we wanted to see the leopards as the last of the "big five" which we couldn't see in other parks. By reading the reviews we drove there with great expectations. However, we did not take into consideration that the wet season... More 

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