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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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Amazing Kenya Trip

Am writing here to inform other travelers like me about Shaba National Reserve and to recommend the lovely lodge in Shaba known as Sarova Shaba the lodge staffs are amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ray T
Sydney, Australia
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Nairobi, Kenya
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were there end Oct early Nov, and it was not too hot (which was nice), but very barren, and almost animal-free. We drove around for hours seeing little more than 'basic' animals - this was by far the worst park I've been to in Kenya. One sees more in 2 hours in Nairobi national park than we saw in... More 

Thank ddiddo
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Am writing here to inform other travelers like me about Shaba National Reserve and to recommend the lovely lodge in Shaba known as Sarova Shaba the lodge staffs are amazing people we were received by warm welcoming and i love the kind of meals which we had there. But for travelers who are interested in wildlife safaris you should consider... More 

Thank Ray T
Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing park to visit while in Kenya, You will see lots of game and nice scenery totally different from other parks in Kenya, special species include the reticulated giraffe, beisy oryx, the long neck gerenuk, somali ostrich among others. A gem in the semi arid area of north Kenya.

Thank tripsw2015
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did our own game drives and saw everything we could have. Very easy to navigate around as long as you have 4 x 4 and really wonderful game around every corner!

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This was an absolute amazing place where every day we saw something different. Each day surprised me and we were able to see the animals in their own surroundings who were not bothered about the tourists who were watching them. I was fortunate to see lions capture and kill a zebra, unfortunate for the zebra but something you would not... More 

Thank sharon c
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Although a bit far from Nairobi, Samburu is great place to view wild animals, especially Grevy's Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk, Oryx, etc. We really enjoyed it.

Thank aranjuezUSA
Torrance, CA
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This is a wondferful reserve. It is highly protected with electrical fencing around the many miles of reserve. Of course, the elephants ignore the fence with the lead female says it is time to migrate. We saw lions mating, a black spotted leopard, elephants and giraffe, and baboons and monkeys and warthogs and zebras and gazelles and dik diks and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Lots of cats, and the Greevy zebra and reticulated giraffe give you an opportunity to see animals that you cant find anywhere else.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Of all the national parks and reserves in Kenya, Samburu is my all time favorite. Less crowded any day and yet offering all that a discerning, wildlife and nature oriented traveler is looking for. Being on the remote northern Kenya area, I find the animals more shy as they are not used to encounters with safari vehicles, this give the... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

There is nothing quite like seeing the animals in the Samburu in their natural habitat. So many species. Must be patient and willing to get up early to see the best of the reserve.

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