Samburu Intrepid is situated on the banks of the Usao Nyiro River in the arid heart of Samburu National Reserve. The camp looks out over riverbanks where herds of elephant, buffalo and zebra come daily to drink.
Samburu Intrepid Highlights
Samburu Intrepid is situated on the banks of the Usao Nyiro River in the arid heart of Samburu National Reserve in Kenya. The camp looks out over riverbanks where herds of elephant, buffalo and zebra come daily to drink. Located 345 kilometres north of Nairobi, the trip to the camp involves a 50-minute flight to the Samburu airstrip followed by a 20-minute drive through the beautiful reserve.
- Small family-friendly tented lodge with children’s club
- Large rooms with all the modern conveniences
- Swimming pool & deck
- Body therapies & sunbathing garden offered
Samburu Intrepid Game Viewing and Activities
Activities at Samburu Intrepid include game drives in the Samburu National Reserve and the adjoining Buffalo Springs game reserve; early morning and late afternoon game drives as well as nature walks accompanied expert guides. Samburu National Reserve has more than 350 species of birds. Cultural visits as well as star-gazing are among the highlights here at Samburu. Camel Rides offer an exciting alternative. Samburu Game Reserve is a lava plain that features steep sided gullies and rounded hills wherein the 32km Usao Nyiro River provides both the central feature of the landscape and the lifeblood of the ecosystem. This is a dry country ecosystem and is therefore prone to large variations in the animal populations as they search for water. Poaching has completely wiped out the rhino herds in this area. The camp's location deep inside the reserve guarantees close encounters with the region's shier wildlife including elephant, lion, leopard and Samburu's unique five - the rare reticulated giraffe, long-necked gerenuk, antelope, Somali ostrich, Grevy's zebra and Beisa Oryx. Marshal eagles, pygmy falcons, hornbills and Egyptian geese can also be spotted.
Saruni Samburu Lodge
Saruni Samburu Lodge is situated in a private concession on top of the Kalama Mountains offering spectacular views. The meals at Saruni Samburu are an experience in itself with a strong Italian influence as well as delicious traditional Kenyan dishes on offer.
Samburu Serena Lodge
Samburu Serena Lodge is a large safari-style hotel located in the heart of Samburu. It is popular with large groups and families. Situated on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River with its crocodiles and leopards, the lodge offers rustic luxury with elegant rooms.
Kenya Shoestring Safari
Travelling on a budget but still want to experience the highlights of Kenya? Then this 11-night itinerary is ideal. Travel with your private local guide and safari vehicle and drive around the countryside to Kenya’s best and most beautiful areas.
Elephant Bedroom Camp
Set on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in Samburu National Reserve, Elephant Bedroom Camp is surrounded by doum palms and other indigenous trees and shrubs. Activities at Elephant Bedroom include guided nature walks, bush breakfasts, game drives and cultural visits.
Samburu Sopa Lodge
Samburu Sopa Lodge overlooks the wildlife-rich banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River within the ancestral lands of the Samburu people, who are close relatives of the Maasai people. Set on raised ground Samburu Sopa Lodge has panoramic views of the distant Samburu hills and Mount Kenya.