Samburu National Reserve

Samburu National Reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness.
Their story was made famous by the bestselling book and award-winning movie "Born Free".

SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

Destination Overview

A rugged and semi-desert park - home to the Samburu tribe of Kenya - Samburu National Reserve is a rugged and semi-desert park located in Samburu district in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. The park neighbors the homes of the Samburu tribe of Kenya, a tribe known for their remote culture, pastoral and nomadic way of life. Due to its remote distance and the fact that it was inaccessible for many years, the park has retained a naturally serene and quiet feeling. Besides the numerous wildlife found in this game reserve, the park is also a bird haven.

Where to find Samburu National Reserve

Basic Facts, Attractions

Samburu National Reserve is located on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in Kenya; on the other side of the river is the Buffalo Springs National Reserve in Northern Kenya.

  • Altitude: 2,500-4,000 Ft
  • Area Samburu: 104 Sq. Kms.
  • Distance from Nairobi: 343 Kms.
  • Opened 1985

Attractions

  • Scenic beauty, rivers & forest
  • Leopard, Hippo, Elephant, Lion
  • Permanent Springs
  • Rich cultural inheritance

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