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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, Outdoors
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Type: National Parks, Outdoors
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
6 attraction reviews
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

It was like we asked for an animal and there it was. Saw all of the "big 5" multiple times as well as too many other animals to mention. Would highly recommend a safari.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Beautifull reserve, we took 4h30 from Nairobi to reach the reserve, we entered at around 11.30am and reaching the river we were alone around more than a hundred elefants and 15-20 giraffes that were going down in the river to dring. Fantastic welcome. And the evening and daily safari were also very reach, in animals but unfortunatly also in cars...... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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