est.1990
Samburu Istock 1042961830 Credit Pilesasmiles
Samburu Istock 1042961830 Credit Pilesasmiles
You’ve heard of the ‘big five’, but what about the Samburu ‘special five’?

Samburu

Samburu is an arid region with hot days and cool nights. Wildlife gathers here to drink from the Ewaso Nyiro River and enjoy the lush vegetation growing along its banks. Samburu is an arid region with hot days and cool nights. Wildlife gathers here to drink from the Ewaso Nyiro River and enjoy the lush vegetation growing along its banks.
Why Samburu?
Life happens by the water in Samburu. Elephants and Cape buffalo are a regular sight at the river’s edge, as are big cats like lion, leopard and cheetah. An early morning game drive in Samburu is especially enthralling – you can get remarkably close as the animals come to the river for a morning drink.

Black rhino have been successfully reintroduced to Samburu through careful conservation efforts, and there’s nothing like seeing these remarkable creatures in the wild during a bush walk with a ranger at the Sera Community Conservancy. This unique experience is the only walking safari of its kind in east Africa. For all the excitement of spotting the most elusive member of the ‘big five’, Samburu is known for its own ‘special five’, too. In this region you can see the rare Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx and gerenuk.

Your time here is made all the more thrilling through private camps staffed by Samburu people, lending a fascinating cultural element to the safari experience.
  • Expansive landscape with volcanic hills and fertile riverbanks.
  • Impressive numbers of elephant, lion and leopard.
  • Track black rhino on bushwalks with a Samburu guide.
  • See the Samburu ‘special’ five including Grevy’s zebra and reticulated giraffe.
  • Engage with members of the Samburu community and learn about local life.
  • Enjoy privacy and comfort at exclusive camps on private conservancies.
Masai Mara Sunrise Wildebeest Balloons Istock Credit Rixipix
Connect with nature like never before
Your Kenya Safari Awaits
Best Places to Stay in Amboseli
Hero Image Bedroom View Saruni Samburu Samburu
Hero Image Bedroom View Saruni Samburu Samburu
Saruni Samburu
Saruni Samburi sits in a private conservancy and offers beautiful, uninterrupted views of the wilderness. The vastness and purity of this African landscape combined with the untouched local culture makes for a genuinely different experience.
Read more
Hero Image Birds Eye View Sasaab Samburu
Hero Image Birds Eye View Sasaab Samburu
Sasaab
Sasaab is a beautiful lodge in northern Kenya that offers a true wilderness experience in complete comfort and privacy. This area of Kenya is remote, wild and perfect for disconnecting daily life and immersing yourself in nature.
Read more
Hero Image Aerial View Of Elephant Camp Elephant Bedroom Camp Samburu
Hero Image Aerial View Of Elephant Camp Elephant Bedroom Camp Samburu
Elephant Bedroom Camp
Combining style and authenticity, Elephant Bedroom Camp offers a classic safari experience amongst the spectacular scenery of the Samburu National Reserve. As the name suggests, this is a great place to stay if you love elephants - they regularly visit, providing you with some jaw-droppingly close sightings.
Read more
Sararacamp Mainarea
Sararacamp Mainarea
Sarara Camp
Sarara Camp is a small and intimate camp in an impressive and remote area of northern Kenya. Carefully tucked away on the slopes of a mountain range, blanketed by iconic acacia trees, the property promises a safari full of unforgettable authentic wildlife and cultural experiences. Think long walks through the bush, learning how to bead with Samburu women, meeting orphaned elephants, and finding a natural water slide in the mountains. A passion for the local area and its conservation is deeply embedded in the team’s ethos here. Each member is keen to show you, their guests, its beauty - and you won’t be disappointed.
Read more
Load more
Your Kenya Safari Awaits
Ready to start planning?
Private Journeys Tailored to You
We are a boutique travel specialist. For over 30 years we have been crafting the finest tailor-made holidays to the world’s wild places. Your time is precious and with a world to see, we understand the importance of getting it absolutely right for you every time.We are a boutique travel specialist. For over 30 years we have been crafting the finest tailor-made holidays to the world’s wild places. Your time is precious and with a world to see, we understand the importance of getting it absolutely right for you every time.
Looking for Inspiration?
Kenya Migration River Crossing Istock 637041774 By Vlapaev
Kenya Migration River Crossing Istock 637041774 By Vlapaev
Kenya Trip Idea
The Great Migration
An expedition that marries the awe-inspiring spectacle of the Great Migration with lesser-known treasures. Explore iconic wonders and uncover hidden gems, blending bucket list adventures with thrilling discoveries for an unforgettable journey of contrasts.
Read more
Infinity Pool Lodo Springs Laikipia
Infinity Pool Lodo Springs Laikipia
Kenya Trip Idea
Kenya Safari and Beach Adventure
Merge thrilling safari experiences amid iconic wildlife-rich landscapes with tranquil beachfront relaxation along the pristine shores of the Indian Ocean, creating an unforgettable journey of contrasts and indulgence.
Read more
Lion Mother Of Notches Rongai Pride With Cub In Masai Mara Kenya Ss Maggy Meyer
Lion Mother Of Notches Rongai Pride With Cub In Masai Mara Kenya Ss Maggy Meyer
Kenya Family Trip Idea
Family Safari in Kenya
From the iconic Masai Mara to the awe-inspiring Laikipia, explore Kenya as a family. Witness breathtaking wildlife and immerse yourselves in rich traditions for an unforgettable adventure in a land where the untamed wilderness thrives alongside vibrant cultures.
Read more
Wildebeest Migration Istock 1021615288 Credit 1001Slide
Wildebeest Migration Istock 1021615288 Credit 1001Slide
Article
Top 10 Kenya Activities
We will ensure you can enjoy the best of Africa in the exclusivity of Kenya’s private conservancies where walking, riding and other expertly guided activities enable the richest safari experience.
Read more
Family Camel Ride Sasaab Samburu Kenya
Family Camel Ride Sasaab Samburu Kenya
Article
Kenya Family Safaris
Kenya has the ingredients for an amazing family safari. Your children will love seeing vast numbers of animals in iconic African settings. Stay in amazing and exclusive accommodation on private reserves. Enjoy adventures on foot, horseback and by open vehicle with Africa’s finest guides. Your children can see pioneering conservation work in action and meet remote tribal communities. Maybe end with a few days by the coast.
Read more
Family Camel Ride Sasaab Samburu Kenya
Family Camel Ride Sasaab Samburu Kenya
Article
Top 10 Family Activities in Kenya
What To Do In Kenya With Children? We’ve chosen our best experiences for a luxury family safari to Kenya.
Read more
Pool Ol Lentille Laikipia
Pool Ol Lentille Laikipia
In the press: Chloe Berge in Vogue
Under-the-radar in Northern Kenya
Chloe’s trip took her off well-trodden paths and into the remote corners of Northern Kenya. Staying in Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy and Laikipia, the trip’s slow pace allows time to forge deep connections with the remote, wild landscapes and its people.
Read more
Load more
Join Our Newsletter
Keep the Inspiration Flowing