Heritage: Samburu Intrepids, Samburu National Reserve | Kenya Safari
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Heritage: Samburu Intrepids

Location: Samburu National Reserve, Kenya Safari

Dry, rugged and stunning, Samburu’s landscape is at once stark and sensual, with its iconic loaf shaped Lolokowe Mountain and hills spreading in every horizon. Its life lung is the Uaso Nyiro River coursing through its craggy terrain full of stone, thorn bush and the forked doum palms. In this arid zone where water is scarce and the land baked by the eternal sun, herds of elephants and the big cats roam the plains with the Samburu special – the Reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Beisa oryx, Somali ostrich and the long necked antelope, the gerenuk easily seen despite its harsh climes.


  • 345 kilometers from Nairobi
  • 50 minutes’ flight to the Samburu airstrip followed by a 20 minutes’ drive through the reserve to the camp.

Amenities at Samburu Intrepids, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya Safari

· 24hr Reception

· Airstrip

· Bar

· BBQ | Braai Facilities

· English

· Fire Place

· Fully Catered

· Private Garden / Patio

· Room Cleaning Service

· Shuttle

· Swimming Pool

· Wedding / Function Venue

· Wi-Fi (Internet access)


Tents at Samburu Intrepids, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya Safari

–      27 luxurious tents overlooking the riverbanks

–      Large four-poster beds and classic safari furniture

–      Modern en suite bathrooms with steaming showers

–      Secluded verandahs with all-day bar service.

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What to do at Samburu Intrepids, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya Safari

  • Game Drives- Samburu is simply stunning – a photographer’s delight with its surreal settings and different lights to photograph it in. Guests at Samburu Intrepids can enjoy game drives in Samburu game reserve and the adjoining Buffalo Springs game reserve where you will see the natural spring pool believed to have medicinal properties. Guests enjoy two game drives every day in the reserve – the early morning from 6 am to 9 am; and the late afternoon from 3.30 pm returning to camp at sunset. Or you can indulge in a half-day game drive with breakfast on the plains and return to camp by mid-morning because after that it’s too hot even for the animals to come out of the shade.
  • Nature Walks- With its unique blend of flora and fauna, a nature walk in Samburu is a must. The naturalist will tell you about everything that comes in the path whether it’s a bird (of which there are more than 350 species in Samburu) or the history of the land. The varied landscape – from the river to the forest and than the arid plains offer a rich profusion of birds and one can record more than a hundred species in a day.
  • Cultural Visits- The Samburu are a regal people related to the Maasai. Like the Maasai, the Samburu have a rich history, a people who tracked down the Nile many centuries ago and separate form the Maasai. Traditionally a pastoral people in search of water and grazing land for their god given cattle, the Samburu are also adapting to life in the 21st century. Guests at Samburu Intrepids can visit the Samburu manyattas or kraals where a local Samburu guide will give you an intriguing account of the Samburu of their past and present with an eye to the future.
  • Star Gazing- Samburu’s skies are stunning. Close to the equator and lying on the edge of the northern hemisphere so close to the southern hemisphere, the resident naturalist can take you on a celestial journey helping you to identify more than 60 constellations of the 88 known ones. You can spot the Southern Cross, the Scorpion and the Seven Sisters to countless others depending on the time of the year. The Samburu are respected star-gazers with many stories relating to the heavenly bodies, including the planets. Our guides will keep you looking at the heavens and make you night out in Samburu a celestial affair. more on Stars in the current months
  • Camel Rides- A ride on a camel is a biblical affair crossing the Uaso Nyiro to the Samburu villages on the land opposite the reserve. With a high vantage point, you may chance upon the giraffes or the tiny dikdiks of the dry lands or have to cut back your ride when the elephants block your passage. But it’s a wonderful opportunity to meet the Samburu villagers whose camels you are riding and by doing so, helping them to raise income for their community projects like building schools and taking their children to school