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“thrilling andexciting”

Shaba National Reserve
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

After a long drive from Nairobi to Samburu lodge, we went on game drives, which are an exciting experience.One can track animals from the big 5. We were lucky to come across cheetah, elephants giraffes. Thanks to Alan from Kenya Walking Survivors he could take you to the closest point to spot them and tell you about their ways how to live and survive.

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Reviewed 25 March 2014

Samburu was a great place to visit and a wonderful place to go on safari.
Africa has it's big five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and cape buffalo) and Samburu has four of these (all but Rhino). However, Samburu also boasts its own Samburu five (reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra, besia oryx, gerenuk and Somali ostrich), which are found only or mainly in this reserve. During our three safaris in this park we saw all of these except for the leopard, as well as many more animals and birds.
It was at Samburu that we got closest to both lion and cheetah. It was also here that we saw the most unique animals and topography of any of the four parks and game reserves that we visited on our two weeks in Kenya. Each location had its own advantages' its hard to say which was best. But Samburu was certainly a major highlight of our trip.
We stayed at Samburu Intrepids resort right in the reserve. This was a comfortable tented resort with a great location right in the middle of the park.

Thank RandyRoss
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

Samburu is a great place to visit on a safari. It offers contrast with the Serengeti / Masai Mara landscape. Samburu is semi-arid and vaguely reminded me of the Phoenix AZ area. Samburu was where we got the closest to elephants (with 6 babies!) and we saw a number of unique species. It is also much less crowded than the Masai Mara. I would highly recommend a few days in Samburu to get a sense of the variety of terrain within Kenya.

Thank Iddy203
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

Samburu offers some unique subspecies that are only found north of the equator in East Africa. These include Reticulated Giraffe, Oryx, Zebra, Dik Dik and Gerenuk, all who are unique from their cousins south of the equator.

Thank JamboAdventurers
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

Fantastic range of wildlife in the park. We were there as part of safari we were doing with Steenbok Safaris.

Thank rfra386401l
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