3 Days Samburu Special Five Safari

Price: from $590     Duration 3 Days

Tour Details

Samburu Game Reserve in northern Kenya offers a truly unique safari experience. Not only is the park home to iconic animals such as elephants, lions, and leopards, but it’s also home to the Samburu Special Five – a quintet of five animals found nowhere else in Kenya. The Samburu Special Five flying safari gives you the opportunity to spot both the Big Five and the park’s ‘Special Five’ – reticulated giraffes, Somali ostrich, gerenuk, besia oryx, and the Grevy’s zebra. A fly-in safari cuts the lengthy drive out of the equation, allowing you maximum time inside the reserve to look for both the Big Five and the Special Five.

Tour Itineraries

Upon touchdown at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will receive a warm welcome by our driver/guide who will transport you to your hotel to relax and recharge during your stay in Kenya’s capital.

  • Warm Reception
  • Well maintained fleet
  • Wildlife including Big Five
  • Comfortable Accommodation

Depart from Nairobi after breakfast and drive north via Nanyuki and Mt. Kenya to rugged and remote Samburu Game Reserve. Arrive in time for lunch. At 1600hrs, you will head out on a game drive in the semi-arid park that showcases the unique wildlife that Samburu is home to. In addition to more ‘conventional’ safari animal sightings, you’ll also have the chance to spot the Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich, long-necked Gerenuk and Grevy’s Zebra – the famous ‘Special Five’. The park is also home to large herds of elephants, as well as lions, leopards, zebras, and more. After your game drive, you’ll overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge

Main Destination:
• Samburu Game Reserve
• Samburu Sopa Lodge (Midrange Lodge located inside located inside Samburu Game Reserve)
Meals & drinks:
• Lunch and dinner (Breakfast not included)
• Drinking water (Drinks not included)

You’ll have a full day to explore the park in search of its rarer inhabitants as well as the likes of leopards, lions, hyenas, cheetahs, antelopes, and more. While Samburu is smaller than other Kenyan parks and reserves, its diverse wildlife tend to cluster closer together near the life-giving Ewaso Ng’iro River. Dinner and Overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge

Main Destination:
• Samburu Game Reserve
• Samburu Sopa Lodge (Midrange Lodge located inside located inside Samburu Game Reserve)
Meals & drinks:
• Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
• Drinking water (Drinks not included)

Wake up early for a sunrise game drive through the Samburu Game Reserve. The cooler air and low-light are the ideal time to spot hunters such as lions and leopards on the prowl, and the early morning light is also quite spectacular as it sets fire to the landscape. After a late breakfast, you will drive back to Nairobi where you’ll be transferred to the JKIA airport or your hotel.

Main Destination:
• Nairobi
• No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
• Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Departure & Return Location

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Safari Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Tour Summary

Price: from $590

Duration: 3 Days

 Amboseli Budget Safari
Departure: 3 Hours Before Flight

Price Includes

  • Park entry fees
  • All accommodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Round trip airport transfer
  • Drinks (as specified in the day-by-day section)

Pricing Excludes

  • Accommodation on the day before the tour departs
  • Accommodation on the last day
  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)


  • Drinking Water
  • Travel Magazine
  • Gift Coupon