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Samburu

Overview & Attractions

Samburu National Park is one of the lesser-known parks, but is nevertheless teeming with wildlife. It's unusual in that the landscape is a mixture of dry desert, and lush forests and savannahs where the Ewaso Nyiro River carves its way through the region. The pockets of lush savannahs are the perfect place for game viewing, where there is no shortage of sightings of the big 3 cats - lions, cheetahs and leopards.Meru National Park was made famous by the conservationists George and Joy Adamson, and the film based on their book, 'Born Free'. The park is extremely scenic, with many rivers that support the wildlife.Shaba is an exceptionally picturesque national park that was made famous by the late Joy Adamson and her lioness Elsa. The area is home to a whole host of animals including rare species such as Grevy's zebra, Beisa oryx and the gerenuk.

Accommodation

Elsa's Kopje

For many years Kenya's best kept secret, the untamed wilderness of Meru National Park is best explored from its hidden jewel - Elsa's Kopje. Made famous by the film 'Born Free' and George Adamson's lions, the lodge is invisible as you approach the kopje. Each of the 10 individually built cottages are luxuriously appointed, and here you'll find the ultimate 'room with a view'.

Samburu Intrepids

Samburu Intrepids, situated on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River in the arid heart of Samburu National Reserve, is a luxury tented camp which overlooks the riverbank.

Here you are guaranteed close encounters with Samburu's animals, including herds of elephants, buffaloes and zebras, which come daily to drink - together with the rarer 'northern species' of reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx, long-necked gerenuk antelope and Somali ostrich.

Samburu Game Lodge

Against a backdrop of volcanic mountains, gaunt hills and withered scrub trees, this lodge blends in perfectly with the natural environment, using native materials and surrounded by lush gardens.

Harmony Safari Expeditions

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