Situated within Kenya’s Rift Valley, the Samburu National Park is wonderfully rich in wildlife. Roll along the reserve in an open-sided 4x4 to glimpse everything from lion and cheetah to ostrich and giraffe. You can also learn about their neighbours, the Samburu people who call this place home.
A short hop from Nairobi lands you in Lewa – 25,000 hectares of lush wilderness begging to be explored. Safari by open-sided 4x4, horse or even camel for a chance to spot rare black rhino among the other Big Five. You can also discover the culture of the Samburu people here who also live in these untamed lands.
This area is home to more endangered species, such as black rhino, than anywhere else in East Africa and is one of the most important and biologically diverse wildlife refuges in the region. Here resides the largest population of elephant outside of Kenya’s national parks and reserves. Track lion and visit the Jane Goodall chimpanzee sanctuary to learn about the all-important animal conservation work being undertaken.
Where to stay in Northern Kenya
For exclusivity or total privacy, head to Ol Malo. Set on a rocky escarpment, the lodge of four cottages is family run and offers incredible hospitality and luxury in a magnificent setting.