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Shaba National Reserve

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Address: Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
Phone Number:
+254 20 600800

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Africa in all it's untamed beauty

From the migration to shots of the big 5 .. they are all top be seen in this reserve. You will never go to another zoo after your time in Shaba.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Dale M
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the migration to shots of the big 5 .. they are all top be seen in this reserve. You will never go to another zoo after your time in Shaba.

Thank Dale M
Bath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most people go to the reserves to see wildlife. The problem with Shaba is that it is very arid and hence the professional wildlife guides tend to go across the A2 to Samburu. Nothing more to say really.

Thank Neil H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw lions, elephants, jackals, giraffes, and so much more! Great start to our safari. Will always remember Samburu as our first safari destination for years to come!

Thank dbeers2618
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took game drives in the Samburu, Buffalo Springs game reserves. Also visited the Shaba Game reserve and got a guide to help us navigate the park since we had never been in the Shaba reserve before. We also relaxed in the swimming pool, enjoyed the peace and quiet in the beautiful gardens with nice small streams...

Thank Marianne W
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Most special about the place is the Samburu special five – the Reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, Beisa Oryx and the long-necked antelope. They are only found in Samburu. We got to see them alongside the big cats and elephants. One can also experience the samburu culture, one of the few authentic in Kenya. As a Kenyan this was... More 

Thank stl n
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Very nice reserve which was well looked after by the Adamson Family. Amazing park . So beautiful. Joy's Camp is the place to stay

Thank Aruna G
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Wonderful park for bird photographers. We also saw elephants,giraffes,and lots of other animals. Game roads were good.

1 Thank welltravelled019
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Samburu National Reserve is always beautiful, whether dry or green.Even if at this time there were several domestic ainamls grazinz and coming for the river, the wildlife is still there. And the scenery is absolutely beautiful!

Thank Cheeriop
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We have been in expat residents in Kenya for many years and find Samburu to be our favorite national park/reserve. It is accessible as a self drive destination without destroying your vehicle (as in the road to the Mara or Amboseli). We enjoy the unique species of the more common animals (Giraffe, antelope, ostrich, etc) and the large population of... More 

1 Thank Dan B
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I loved how intimate this reserve was - there's so many roads so you can get close to the animals. The feel of this reserve is more chill than the others we visited as there's less people visited which makes for a more relaxed experience and you get to see way more animals. I highly recommend a visit!

Thank Jemma C

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