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3 Days, Samburu Game Reserve Safari in 4×4 Jeep<br /><small>Nairobi to Nairobi Including Shaba & Buffalo Springs Reserves</small>

3 Days, Samburu Game Reserve Safari in 4×4 Jeep
Nairobi to Nairobi Including Shaba & Buffalo Springs Reserves

Private Safari in 4x4 Jeep

Starts From/Returns to Nairobi. We’ll pick you up from your hotel, airport or residence. 

Enjoy this amazing safari in a customized pop-up roof Natural World 4×4 Safari Jeep that has: Portable fridge/Cooler Box, 4 Binoculars, long-range high-frequency radio, Sand bags, 4G/LTE broadband WIFI connectivity, Power Outlets AC 230V, First Aid Kit, Safari Guide Books, Baby Seats Available on request, Side steps and above all a professional multi-lingual safari guide that will ensure you have a memorable safari experience.

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. There’s so much variety of wildlife and landscape awaiting you on this short 3-day adventure, so give yourself a treat. Contact us and we’ll book your own private tour right on the spot.

There’s something about Samburu National Reserve that our guests find calming, even in the midst of all the wildlife. Perhaps it’s the fact that Samburu is somewhat off the beaten path, so you’ll enjoy a wild game park with fewer tourists. And you’ll be treated to the sight of such unique creatures as Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk and the Somali Ostrich.

Your safari also includes visits to neighboring reserves – Buffalo Springs features a volcanic landscape broken up by forest and marsh. At Shaba National Reserve you’ll find a greener landscape than Samburu with forests, woodlands and even the iconic Shaba Hill Volcano. Combined, these three parks are a visual feast of scenic terrain and wildlife. And should you have any favorites, let us know so we can help personalize your African Safari.

All-Inclusive. Your 3-day Samburu, Shaba, Buffalo Springs safari includes park entrance fees, game drives, accommodations and meals. Natural World Kenya Safaris always offers a choice of accommodations. Depending on your budget and style choose from economy, comfort or luxury safari lodges or tented camps.

Your Guide. For your 3-day Samburu, Shaba, Buffalo Springs journey, you’ll be guided, hosted and looked after by your own experienced driver/guide.

Transportation to the parks and game viewing will be in a private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep – this vehicle is the safari standard with its higher seating and rugged all-wheel drive. Always included on our tours, the Land Cruiser Jeep is just another example of the value we offer you at Natural World Kenya Safaris.

Customize Your Holiday 

If you’d like to customize your safari or have any special desires, please let us know. We’re here to make your safari wishes come true.

Please check the guide below for your African Safari Costs.

Tour Highlights:

  • Samburu Game Reserve
    - Local cultures, subsistence and commercial farming activities
    - Snow capped Mount Kenya
    - Different climatic and vegetation zones
    - Orynx, Gerenuk, Somali ostrich, Grevy's zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Elephant etc
    - Samburu tribes & culture
  • Shaba Game Reserve
    - Dramatic scenery including river-side forests, scattered woodlands and dry grasslands dominated by the Shaba Hill volcano
    - Endangered Grevy's zebra and the rare Williams's lark
    - Lots of Klipspringer and hyrax in the hills
  • Buffalo Springs National Reserve
    - Old lava flows and volcanic soils of olivine basalt.
    - Narrow band of riverine forest along the Ewaso Ngiro River
    - Alkaline grasslands with occasional springs and swamps
  • Game species common to Kenya's northern plains
    Oryx, Gerenuk, Somali Ostrich, Grevy's zebra, Grant's Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe

Samburu Game Reserve 3 Day Safari Itinerary

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
  • Collection
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Drop Off

NAIROBI – SAMBURU: 320Km: Appr. 5-6 hrs

Meal plan: Lunch, Dinner

07:30 hrs. – Your driver/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.


Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

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


Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch.

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.

We hope you enjoyed this unique tour of Northern Kenya and enjoyed the special atmosphere and wildlife of Samburu. From all of us at Natural World Kenya Safaris, a big thanks and we hope to see you on your next African safari adventure!

What you could see on a 3 Day Samburu Safari...

  • Elephant
  • Grevy's Zebra
  • Grant's Zebra
  • Lion
  • Cheetah
  • Oryx
  • Eland
  • Impala
  • Generuk
  • Somali Ostrich
  • Beisa Oryx
  • Greater Kudu
  • Reticulated Giraffe
  • Lesser Kudu
  • Stripped/Spotted Hyena
  • black-backed Jackal


Safari accommodation options for each location

Tour Price Includes

Not Included In the Tour Price:
- Bottled & Soft Drinks
- Items and services of a personal nature
- Tips & Gratuities.

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3 Days, Samburu Game Reserve Safari in 4×4 Jeep
Nairobi to Nairobi Including Shaba & Buffalo Springs Reserves
Natural World Kenya Safaris