What Is Samburu National Park Known For?

What Is Samburu National Park Known For? Samburu national park is famously known as the best destination to sight see leopards while on a safari in Kenya however it is also a home to the four of the “big five” such as; lions, leopards, cape buffalos, African elephants and large numbers of unique wildlife species such as; articulated giraffe, beisa oryx and Somali ostrich. Samburu National reserve is located in the Southeastern region in Samburu district within the Rift Valley province of Kenya and it shares boarders with other with the Ewaso Nyiro River, which separates divides from the Buffalo springs National Reserve. In addition, this national park is situated in a distance of about 345 kilometers from Nairobi, which is the capital city of the country covering a total surface area of about 165 square kilometers.

Climate in Samburu National park.

Samburu national park is classified as a semi-arid and arid with good moisture index of about 42 to 57 lying within an ecological zone. In addition, the weather within the reserve happens to be hot during day and cool during the night. Therefore, tourists should note that the annual temperature within the park ranges between 18degrees to 30degrees while the mean annual rainfall is received between months of November and April of about 354 mm. and the dry season is between months of May to October when tourists are able to see many wildlife species which are commonly spotted along the Ewaso Nyiro river which is considered as the main water source in the park due to availability of water and the lush vegetation within the surrounding.

Wildlife animals in Samburu National park.

What Is Samburu National Park Known For?
Samburu National Park

Samburu National park is ranked among the best destinations to travel to while on an adventurous safari in Kenya because it is home to large numbers of many animal species such as; Grevy zebras, Reticulated giraffe, somali ostrich, Gerenuk, beisa oryx which is also commonly referred to as Samburu special, and also has a minimum number of around 900 elephants. More so, there are large predators like; cheetahs, leopards and lions for example there is Kamunyak the Miracle lioness which adapted the baby Oryx which is known to be a resident in the reserve, wild dogs which are also considered to be among the attractions found in the reserve, black rhinoceros, Kirk’s dik dik, impala, waterbucks, olive baboons, warthogs, olive baboons, grants gazelles among others.

This national park also harbours around 350 bird species, which are always available for bird lovers to sight see as they tour around different parts of the park. and some of these birds include; secretary birds, lilac-breasted roller, Somali ostrich, white-headed mouse bird, vulturine Guinea fowl, Kori bustard, common ostrich, king fishers, golden-breasted starling, Marabou stork, black-capped social weaver, black-winged stilt, grey crowned crane, columbidae, Mlachite king fisher, Maritial eagle, lappet-faced vulture, southern ground hornbill, black-faced sandgrouse, southern ground hornbill, white-bellied bustard, yellow-necked spur fowl, black-bellied bustard and many others.

Best time to visit Samburu National park.

Samburu National park is like any other Kenya wildlife tour destination in Africa, which can be visited at any time throughout the year. However, the dry season is considered as the best time when individuals should travel because it is during this period of time when tourists enjoy stunning views of all the attractions and dwellers in the park. However, the best time for bird lovers to explore through Samburu national reserve is during the wet season, which is between months of April to November. In addition, the dry season covers months between June to October and from December to February.

Entrance fees for Samburu National park.

The entrance fees at Samburu National park is always categorized according to one’s residence status and the age. For example; the foreign non-residents adults are always required to pay 70$ per person per day while the non-residents who are children pay about 40$ per child. More so, the foreign residents and the citizen’s adults pay 250KES per person whereby non-residents child pay about 100KES per child per day.

Accommodation facilities in Samburu National park.

For tourists exploring through the national park are encouraged to take their time and enjoy their tour without worrying where to stay because there are also so many comfortable accommodation facilities in Samburu national Reserve. However, these lodging facilities are always ranged differently such as; from budget, mid-range and luxury hence giving guests chances to choose where to stay according to where it matches with their budget. In addition, some of these accommodation facilities include; Samburu saruni lodge, Samburu sopa lodge, Samburu riverside tented camp, Elephant bedroom camp, Samburu intrepid and many others.

More so, touring around this national park gives you great opportunities to engage into many exciting activities such as; bird watching, wildlife viewing, guided nature walks, game drives, cultural encounters and many others.

Contact our trusted tour operators for more information and inquiries about Samburu National park and Book with our tours and travel companies like; Focus East Africa Tours who offer the best tour packages while on your safari in Kenya

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