Samburu National Reserve is a land of scorched red earth and lush green trees. And elephants of course. There’s plenty of big game here, which makes Samburu work well in combination with a safari in the Masai Mara, but for us, ellies are what Samburu’s really about. In fact, if you’re a serious ellie lover, or just have a deep interest in conservation, we can arrange for you to stay in one of the research camps. Elsewhere there’s a whole range of places to stay from tiny camps beside the Ewaso Nyiro River (running wet, or a relatively dry “animal motorway” depending on the season) to luxury lodges that look out over an endless expanse of bush.
While you’re in Samburu National Reserve, you’re likely to mainly be focused on game drives, heading out each morning and afternoon in search of wildlife. Some camps also offer walking safaris, camel safaris and even fly camping. However, while you’re here it’s worth remembering you’re in the heart of Samburuland. This colourful community is closely related to the Maasai and you may notice many Samburu warriors amongst the staff in your camp. Their culture is fascinating, but don’t be fooled into thinking the Samburu are stuck in the past- inside every traditional robe is sure to be a top-notch mobile phone!
Our pick of where to stay in Samburu