Samburu National Reserve


Situated in northern Kenya on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro river, Samburu National Reserve is a beautiful and arid ecosystem that’s lesser visited than its cousins in the south of the country due to its more remote location. The big draws in Samburu are the different types of wildlife on offer in comparison to other parks. The Grevy’s zebra, for instance, is an elegant creature not found in the south – its stripes are thinner than that of the common zebra, and its frame more tall and horse-like. Samburu is a popular option for those looking to escape the large crowds drawn to famous parks like the Masai Mara.

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Samburu Welcome

Welcomed into the village by a typical dance. Getting a glimpse of the daily life of a Samburu tribe was a humbling experience.

Safari Among the Animals

For ten days, traveling across the Samburu and Masai Mara regions of Kenya, our tribe of nine women melded into a herd of forty elephants while they played, ate, scratched and trumpeted; became one with a pride of 12 lion during a light rain shower; migrated with thousands of wildebeest and zebra on their instinctual drive to green grass; caressed dik-dik, giraffe, and elephants; and rode camels as if we belonged to the Toureg tribe on a desert trek. See full story and itinerary at

Elephant Stampede, Samburu National Game Reserve, Kenya

We were leisurely returning to Elephant Camp on our second day of safari and suddenly we hear the trumpeting of elephants. No sooner did the sound register when around a small hill ahead of our safari vehicle came a thundering herd of elephants of all sizes, kicking up dust, running directly toward us. As we stopped in the middle of the road, this mass of majestic mammals passed at ground shaking speeds on both sides of us with ears flapping and trunks raised. An extraordinary experience to witness!

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