Land of Leopards

Land of Leopards

A quick google search for Samburu will highlight the fact that the Samburu National Reserve is located on the banks of the Ewaso Ng'iro river in Kenya and is most commonly associated with the best selling book and award winning movie Born Free. Here, conservationists Richard and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the lioness. Whilst Elsa captured the imagination of people the world over, present day Samburu has cast an enchanting spell on more recent visitors hosted by WOW Safaris. Following a visit to Samburu, WOW team member Paras Chandaria sang the praises for the reserve he holds dear - "The magic of Samburu has always surprised me and I can’t speak of it highly enough. Simply put, it is the perfect habitat for leopards and a photographers dream destination. Whilst Samburu National Reserve is definitely the land of leopards, there are many other other wildlife gems. For example, the Northern five species (Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy's Zebra, Beisa Oryx, Gerenuk, and the Somali Ostrich) and rare species such as the striped hyena, caracal, wild dogs and even the wild cat. The elephants of Samburu are probably the friendliest in the whole of Kenya and have proved to be the highlight for many a visitor. Finally, I must mention the magnificent, diverse landscape and views on display - hills, rivers, rocks, the duo palm trees, the dead trees, the sandy beaches." Samburu - we are are probably going anyway, so we would really like you to join us.

Family Friendly

Wildlife is a about diversity - and we welcome all guests. Whom we share our safaris with is just as important as the safari itself.

Professional Guide

Our highly qualified Gold level guides provide expertise and african hospitality. You will be spending a lot of time with your hosts on safari, so we make sure you have a trip of a lifetime

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By tailoring your safari, you may be surprised how much more value you can get from a trip to Kenya versus mass packages available. Our array of accommodation, seasonal advice and local knowledge means you can feel empowered to book the safari you really want.

See an example itinerary for an epic WOW Safari that includes Samburu


3 Days and 2 Nights. Explore Samburu and walk in the historic footsteps of Richard and Joy Adamson. Discover the elusive leopards, the unique elephants and Northern five species.

  • 7 AM meet and greet in Nairobi and onward transfer to Samburu by road.
  • 1 PM arrive at your accommodation for lunch and settle into camp – keep an eye out for any curious visitors 🙂
  • 3 PM afternoon game drive
  • 9 PM night Safari after dinner
DAY 2/3
  • 6 AM sunrise safari breakfast
  • 11 AM visit the local Samburu tribe to experience music, dance and culture
  • 4 PM afternoon game drive
  • 7 PM dinner and surprise evening entertainment
  • 9 AM post breakfast check-out and transfer back to Nairobi.
“In our safari we got to see lions, hyenas, hippos, giraffes, and rhinos! Would highly recommend WOW Safaris for the best experience”
Luisa Ruocco

Special Samburu:

Start planning your safari adventure and make sure you include Samburu. Our KPSGA qualified guides, 4x4 safari converted vehicles and idyllic array of safari camp options provide unforgettable memories.