3 Days from Nairobi Hotel/Airport Samburu Game Reserve


3 days

Safari Overview

Want to get away from the crowds and see a different slice of Africa? Come North with us to Samburu, Shaba and Buffalo Springs Reserves. Along the way, we’ll pass the country’s tallest peak, snow-capped Mt. Kenya. In Samburu, you’ll find abundant wildlife as the reserve features plenty of the big cats and over 900 elephants. Neighboring Shaba and Buffalo Springs offer a dramatic choice of scenic terrain – from riverine forests to old lava flows to marshes and springs

  • 3 Days
  • Age 15+
  • Samburu Game Reserve



  • Park Fees
  • Accommodation on Full Board
  •  Bottle of water
  • Professional driver guide
  • Transport in 4x4 land cruiser
  • Government tax and levies


  • Air fares
  •  Tips
  •  Personal Equipment
  •  Optional Activities

Tour Plan

Funtimes guide will pick you up from your Nairobi hotel, residence or Nairobi airport. Then we’ll head out in our 4 x 4 Jeep over Kenya’s central highlands enjoying views of small, local coffee, tea, sisal and pineapple farms.
We’ll also pass the imposing form of Mt. Kenya, the pride of our country and its tallest peak.
We’ll arrive at the reserve in the afternoon and tour the three parks and their varied environments.
A major landmark at the border between Samburu and Buffalo Springs is the Ewaso Ngiro River which is a lifeline for the parks’ wildlife. It also creates an unexpected corridor of green forest along its path, breaking up the more arid look of the reserves.
Here we’ll find wildlife from the neighboring reserves gathering to drink at the river’s nourishing banks. The river is also home to hippos, crocodiles and some of the many varieties of birdlife found in the parks.
We’ll spend two nights in Samburu Park at your choice of safari lodge or tented camp.

  • Park Fees
  • 1 Night Accomodation
  • Game Drive

We’ll meet the new day with a game drive to look for lion, leopard, cheetah and whoever else might show up in the dawning light.
Following the path of the Ewaso Ngiro River, we’ll be on the lookout for elephant, buffalo, and some of the more entertaining wildlife like dik-dik, warthog and the olive baboon.
Samburu is also known as one of the two regions where conservationist Joy Adams raised Elsa the Lioness, later made famous in the book and movie, Born Free.
Here too, are the Samburu people, closely related to the Maasai, an indigenous, pastoral group, who have inhabited this region for eons.
As always on our safaris, be as active as you wish or relax at your safari accommodation.
Our second night at the park will be at your choice of accommodation

  • Park Fees
  • 1 Night Accomodation
  • Game Drive

Our final morning in the park will give us opportunities to add more wildlife sightings to our checklist. But not all the park’s animal activity is limited to mammals. Samburu hosts over 350 species of birdlife including kingfisher, vulture, guinea fowl, egret, falcon and eagle. You’ll have plenty to keep watching for on the land, in the springs and overhead.
We’ll enjoy another game drive as we exit the park on our journey back to Nairobi.
Heading back to the city, we’ll break up the drive with a stop for lunch.
We should arrive in Nairobi in the late afternoon and will drop you off at your hotel, residence or should you wish at the airport.

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