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Shaba National Reserve

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Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
+254 20 600800
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Good park but lets of devastated areas with the drought

First of all we saw a lot of wildlife by the river but very little on our drive between the lodge... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Pickering, United Kingdom
Animals Everywhere

We saw zebra's, Orik, Dik Dik, Impala, Reticulated Giraffe, Antelope, Elephants, Gazzelle, Wart... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Clemente, California
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“buffalo springs” (12 reviews)
“the river” (15 reviews)
Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
+254 20 600800
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Reviewed 4 days ago

First of all we saw a lot of wildlife by the river but very little on our drive between the lodge and the river. The highlight was the leopard which we found sleeping in a bush. We were in the vehicle that found it but...More

Thank NaturesMoments
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw zebra's, Orik, Dik Dik, Impala, Reticulated Giraffe, Antelope, Elephants, Gazzelle, Wart Hog, Water Buck, Greater Kudu and more plus we saw many different kinds of birds. Between Shaba and Samburu we were delighted with all that we were able to see.

Thank Rainie321
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled to the Shaba Reserve in late August. The area is quite different to other reserves we had visited- arid and sparse vegetation. In this area we saw Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, Beira oryx and a gerenuk - an antelope that feeds...More

Thank Wayne P
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Were able to witness all sorts of wildlife up close and personal. It truly was a fantastic experience.

Thank GordonLanger
Reviewed 29 September 2017

No wifi, no power during certain times of the days, broken toilets and showers, 1:30 drive away from any animals, do not recommend at all.

Thank Jackson V
Reviewed 26 September 2017

If like us this is your first safari this is the place I would recommend. So much wildlife, fantastic guides and we got closer than I ever imagined to it.

Thank Veronica P
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Game drive to Buffalo Springs, rough roads but so rewarding in the animal sightings, we saw the 5 animals that you only find here, Grevy's Zebra, Gerenuk Gazelle, Oryx Beisa, Somali Ostrich plus many others, several pairs of the lovely Dikdik, cute.

Thank johannesv729
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Although not as many animals concentrated as Massai Mara, we saw lions, a leopard, many elephants, zebras, giraffes, oryx and gerenuk. No rhinos. This preserve was especially dry, as rainfall had been minimal. We also recommend visiting the Samburu tribe village. The charge is $25...More

Thank Manny B
Reviewed 22 August 2017

amko safaris is one of the best tour agents to book a safari with.this place was quiet, cool and lovely.

Thank amkosafaris
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

There was so much to see here on our safari from Zebras to elephants to giraffes. Teeming with wildlife and we were lucky to also see a lion walk out of some bushes and a leopard after a kill eating its catch. Great scenery and...More

Thank zoeevans2016
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