The Sights of Samburu
Your African Adventure Begins!
10:00 Wilson Airport, Nairobi
11.00 Ewaso Nyiro River Camp, Samburu
11.30 Camp information & Tent allocation
12.30 In Camp
15.00 Afternoon drive to see game at dusk
17.00 Return to Camp, showers
18.00 Welcome drinks around the fire
19.30 Dinner in Camp
The camp is on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, a welcoming sight. We aim to arrive with enough time to go out for a game drive although more often than not, many prefer just to sit by the river and enjoy the camp. In the evening, sitting around the fire on the river bank is just magical. The Samburu safari is designed for those of you wanting to spend time with the elephants and leopards, as well as with the dry country animals found in the region.
The daily routine is very similar to that at the Mara. We are out at first light, making the most of the cool morning. The park consists of a beautiful, but scorched landscape. Here conditions are ideal for Grevy’s zebra, oryx, gerenuk and many more dry country mammals as well as a huge variety of birds such as the vulturine guinea fowl.
The river is the lifeline here and, depending on the time of year, it can be a raging torrent or as dry as a bone, but you will never be disappointed. Samburu is the place to see huge numbers of elephant and we see many! We will spend a couple of hours under a tree on the river bank watching ‘elephant action’, the crossings, drinking, playing, fighting and chasing and even being charged by the ‘totos’ – baby bull elephants!
The glades produce great leopards. We have seen a leopard here on every safari for the last four years. Samburu is usually very hot, dry and dusty so take good precautions for yourself and your equipment! During lunch at the camp you will enjoy watching the elephants in the river from your tent, especially our large bull ‘Bumper’, who feeds from the dom palms between the tents!
All good things must come to an end!
Departure: 11.30 Ewaso Nyiro River Camp
Arrive: 12.30 Nairobi
We leave camp early for a final game drive on the way and arrive at the strip in ample time to have a cup of tea and pack the rest of the kit away. You arrive in Nairobi and I suggest that you have lunch at a great African restaurant Carnivore, then visit the Nairobi Museum, which is fascinating. After a quick Nairobi tour ending at Jomo Kenyatta Airport where you will continue your onward journey with great new experiences and terrific Kenyan memories