8 Tours to Samburu National Reserve, ordered shortest to longest trip. Prices are from R27637 $1972 £1511 €1739 A$2753 C$2598 NZ$2876 to R59019 $4211 £3227 €3713 A$5879 C$5549 NZ$6141 per person. Use our Tour Search → to filter by price, duration, start point, travel style and more.
Wild and rugged, Samburu Game Reserve is one of Kenya's hidden gems. Escape the crowds in this remote Big Five game reserve where you can also spot rare and unusual animal species such as Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk antelopes, Somali ostriches, reticulated giraffes and beisa oryx. Samburu incorporates diverse habitats, from scrublands and savannah plains to forests, hosting numerous birds and animals, drawn to the Ewaso Ng'iro River. Encountering the traditional Samburu people is another highlight of visiting this off-the-beaten-track wilderness area.
Given that Samburu is a more unusual and less-visited game reserve there are fewer safari packages that travel there. It's not a stop included on most big group tours, which means fewer crowds, giving you a more intimate safari experience.
Our Budget Kenya Safaris that go to Samburu range between one and two weeks in duration. Most of these tours also spend time in the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve of Kenya. This gives you the unforgettable mix of the famous Masai Mara and the lesser-known Samburu Reserve, via the scenic Great Rift Valley. There are however Budget Safaris that focus exclusively on Samburu Game Reserve and more unusual Kenyan safari destinations, such as Marsabit National Park, the Chalbi Desert, Lake Turkana, Lake Baringo and the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
The two-week-long Kenya Tours also take you on safari in Tsavo National Park and Amboseli National Park, in addition to Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Samburu National Reserve.
Lastly, you can also visit Samburu as part of our Kenya & Tanzania Safari, which takes in Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru in Kenya, as well as Tanzania's top Northern Safari Circuit destinations - Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara.
All of our Kenya Safaris to Samburu start and end in the bustling capital city of Nairobi. The Kenya & Tanzania Safari also departs from Nairobi but ends in Arusha in northern Tanzania.
When it comes to taking a safari in Samburu, you can choose from Budget Lodge, Budget Camping and Exclusive Budget Safaris. On almost all of our Samburu Tours game drives are conducted in 4x4 safari vehicles - either open-sided or with pop-up roofs for watching wildlife.
The smallest group size available is only 5 guests and the biggest is a mere 14 travellers! Transport on these small group safaris is usually by microbus or 4x4 safari vehicle with one of the camping trips travelling by small overland vehicle. The tour prices include the services of qualified English-speaking guides, game drives and park entry fees.
Seeing and meeting the Samburu people is a fascinating part of Samburu Safaris. All of these tours have a cultural element to them, to a lesser or greater extent. Some of the tours provide a more in-depth cultural experience than others, especially the camel safaris which are conducted by Samburu guides.
Find out more with our Samburu National Reserve budget travel guide page.