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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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Unique, beautiful, and a must do!!!!!

We loved Samburu as much as the Masaai Mara. It's much different terrain but as beautiful. great place to see plenty of elephants on the river, leopards, tik tiks, and unique to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We loved Samburu as much as the Masaai Mara. It's much different terrain but as beautiful. great place to see plenty of elephants on the river, leopards, tik tiks, and unique to the area animals (oryx & gerenuk). this park is on my top three list to visit. while in Kenya I visited 6 national parks.

Boyup Brook, Western Australia, Australia
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

National park in Kenya. Well maintained and full of wild animals that you come to see when visiting Africa. Stayed at Shaba Lodge and game drives each day into Samburu Reserve.

Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Our first game drive was in this reserve. The colours of the country were just beautiful and we have some fabulous photos as a reminder. As this was the first time we saw the animals in their own environment we were very excited. The zebra and giraffes were just delightful. This will go down as one of the highlights of... More 

Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We arrived just as 6 young lions had brought down a zebra on the river bank, only about 300m from the lodge. We watched the zebra carcus get smaller and smaller over the next few days, it was quite an experience. There were lots of elephants, giraffe and zebra inthe reserve and we were even lucky enough to sight a... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 

Ostfold, Norway
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

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 

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.

Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
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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