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Northern Kenya Family Safari

Samburu National Reserve is one of the explored national reserves and you will be lucky to find the four of the big five here, namely the leopard, lion, elephant, and buffalos. Other great wildlife also inhabits this game reserve and the driver guide will always be there to help you trace the animals.

Key Information

  • Private safari
  • Maximum of 7 participants
  • Children from the age of 1 year are allowed to participate under the supervision of a parent or guardian.
  • Starting point and ending point: Nairobi
  • English-speaking guide
  • All park fees are included.

Meet the guides

Patrick, Jackson, & Mansoor
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Highlights

  • Daily game drives
  • Main Wildlife: Leopard, Lion, Elephant, and Buffalos
  • Game viewing in a customized safari van with an open roof
  • Explore the northern part of Kenya, specifically Samburu National Reserve
  • Entrance fees and government taxes are all included
  • 2 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


3 activity days
Group size: Maximum of 7 participants
Airport transfer included: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
07:30
Check-out Time:
17:30

Camel Gate Lodge is located Near Samburu National reserve and is a good place for accommodation to those wishing to visit the reserve and the Buffalo Springs. During this safari, you will be staying in double, twin, or triple rooms, depending on your group size.

Program

Day 1: Nairobi - Samburu National Reserve

After breakfast at your Nairobi hotel, meet with Absolute Holiday Safaris staff and the driver guide for briefing and introduction to the guide. Depart Nairobi for Samburu which is located in the northern part of Kenya; drive via the equator line and reach Kikuyu Farms. Upon arrival at Samburu National Reserve, check-in at your lodge for a little siesta followed by an evening game drive.

The reserve is well supplied with water by Ewaso Nyiro River and you will be lucky to spot a huge amount of wildlife that comes to drink water from this river. After the game drive, return to the lodge for your dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Full Day Game Tracking

Have breakfast at the Camels Gate Lodge, your guide will arrange for the picnic lunches and by 8 a.m., leave for a full day of game viewing. Search for the unique species of animals that inhabit this same reserve such as the Gravy’s Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Necked Generuk, and the Biesa onyx.

There are also other animal species that are popular and can be found in other parks and reserves in Kenya, they include lion, lioness, buffalos, cheetahs, and zebra, among others. Have a break for the picnic lunch at the reserve and continue up to 5 p.m. Leave the park for an optional activity with the local community, either a visit to the village or for a camel ride. Dinner and overnight will be at Camels Gate Lodge.

Day 3: Samburu - Nairobi

Have an early morning and final game drive within Samburu National Reserve by 9 a.m. Return to the lodge for the full breakfast, check out, and drive back to Nairobi where you will be dropped at your hotel in Nairobi or be transferred to the airport to catch your flight back home or to other destinations.

Guides

Patrick Kusola

Jackson Wachira Mureithi

Location

Samburu National Reserve is located in the Great Rift Valley in the northern part of Kenya; it’s an explored national reserve as it’s rarely visited by tourists. It measures approximately 104 square kilometers and it’s mainly a savannah grassland with clusters of acacia trees and thorn trees. It derives its name from the surrounding community, the Samburu people.

The national reserve gets its supply of water from Ewaso Nyiro River, which cuts through the reserve attracting a large number of wild animals that rely on it to drink water, it’s also home to some unique species that include Gravy’s Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Necked gerenuk, and Beisa onyx, among other animals that can be found in other national parks and game reserves.

Food

Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the package, as well as two liters of bottled water per day per person. The food provided will be as per the client's request and Absolute Holiday Safaris requests this information to be communicated in advance for proper preparations.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Raw food
  • Hallal
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • If you have the time, you can arrange for a short excursion to see Nairobi or a full day to explore Nairobi and its surroundings. You will get affordable rates for a full day car and driver.
  • At Samburu, clients can arrange to visit the locals or arrange for a camel riding.
  • En route from Samburu, you can request to pass through Nyahururu so as to see the Thomson waterfalls at an extra cost.
  • Using any route, you will make a stopover at the Equator Line, any activity taken there will be at an extra cost.
  • You can go shopping and purchase souvenirs on the way and at the gate of the national reserve.
  • Spa treatments can be arranged at an extra cost during your two-night stay at Camels Gate Lodge.

What's included

  • All game drives
  • All entrance fees
  • Services of an English-speaking guide
  • All land transfers during the safari
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 2 liters of bottled water each day per person
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • All government taxes

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Beer and other alcoholic beverages
  • Any optional activity
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Tip to the crew

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please arrange your flight to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). Transfers are included in the package, you are required to share your flight details with Absolute Holiday Safaris so they will know your time of arrival and the terminal where the driver will be able to meet you; a name card will always be printed with your name so you'll be able to recognize the driver easily.

Airport: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Airport transfer included: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 16% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Availability information

This tour is available all year round with daily arrivals.

Pricing information

Please note that an increase in the group size will mean a decrease on the cost per person, for more information, please send Absolute Holiday Safaris an inquiry.

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