4 Days/ 3 Nights Samburu Game Reserve & Lake Nakuru National Park Safari from Nairobi is a tour geared towards wildlife enthusiasts. If you are looking to see loads of game, this is the tour for you. Your safari starts with Samburu National Reserve situated on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in Kenya.
This means plenty of water, trees and shade to attract wildlife like elephant, lion, giraffe and zebra from the surrounding savannah plains. Leopards are also regularly spotted.
Samburu Game Reserve is not particularly well-known and is therefore not too crowded – a huge plus in Kenya where so many reserves are often overflowing with tourists. It is often grouped together with the Buffalo Springs and Shaba National Reserves as they lie so close together.
Lake Nakuru National Park is world famous as the location of the greatest bird spectacle on earth – myriads of fuschia pink flamingoes whose numbers are legion, often more than a million maybe two.
Notable game within the lake includes hippo and clawless otters. On the shores roam waterbuck, Bohor’s Reedbuck and zebra. The woodlands and forest are now home to both black and white rhino.
Game viewing is relatively easy: Buffalo, Leopard, Lion, Rothschild’s Giraffe, Black and White Colobus Monkey are plentiful in the forest. The bush lands offer Eland, Steenbok, Impala, Chandler’s Reedbuck and Dikdik, whilst Rock hyrax and Klipspringer occupy the cliffs and escarpment.
Samburu is located on the arid frontier district of Kenya. The harsh and severe semi-arid desert habitat is home to open scrubland and thorn bush. There are found riverine forest and swamps along the Ewaso Ngiro River. The game reserve’s wildlife is diverse and unique. Wildlife sightings may include the reticulated giraffe, elephant, Beisa oryx, gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, lion, cheetah and many more.
Drive North via Mt. Kenya past coffee plantations to Samburu Game Reserve noted for the unusual reticulated Giraffe, Grevys, Zebra, Gerenuk and Somali Ostrich. Picnic lunch and game drive enroute. Dinner and overnight at camp/lodge.
Full day in Samburu Game Reserve with early morning and late afternoon game viewing. Meals and overnight at the camp lodge.
Leave after breakfast with game drive en-route. Drive past the northern tip of the Aberdare Mountains to descend into the Great Rift Valley where Lake Nakuru is located. Picnics lunch enroute arriving late in the afternoon Meals and overnight at a Nakuru hotel camp.
After breakfast proceed for game drive in Nakuru National Park. Lunch and depart for Nairobi arriving late afternoon. This itinerary is also available in reserve order.