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About Samburu National Park

Samburu National Park is situated in Kenya. Samburu National Park backpacking tours are ideal for nature lovers and game enthusiasts, with a wide range of attractions to see and do.

Airports

Samburu National Park airports include the following:
•Jomo Kenyatta Nairobi International Airport

Birdlife

Samburu National Park birdlife offers some excellent birdwatching opportunities, with a large range of species including Somali ostrich, kingfisher, humming birds, eagles, vultures and guinea fowl. Habitats vary from woodlands to hills, with a number of lakes and wetlands within the reserve which make up important birding areas.

Conservation

With no remaining rhino due to excessive poaching in previous years, Samburu National Park conservation is essential to protect the game populations which have not been decimated. The park is a protected area, and is home to a number of species from huge elephant populations to the extremely rare African hunting dog, plus large numbers of birds.

Malaria

Samburu National Park malaria medication includes the following:
•Mefloquine (Lariam)
•Doxycycline
•Atovaquone/proguanil (Malarone)

Money

Samburu National Park money and banking information includes the following:
•Credit cards are rarely accepted
•Currency and travellers cheques can be exchanged at all major hotels, airports or banks
•Dollars, Pounds and Euros are easier to exchange than other currencies
•ATMs or cash points can be found in nearby towns
•Be prepared and bring cash when you visit Samburu

Plants

Samburu National Park plant life spans a range of different habitats, with arid, hilly landscapes merging into areas lush with doum palms, acacia woodland and scrubland. Grasslands make up a large percentage of the park, and support a range of animals and birds, while key wetlands and marshes can also be found.

Safety Tips


•Avoid all travel within 30km of the Somalia border, where fighting is frequent
•Avoid traveling after dark, especially on quiet roads
•Terrorist attacks have been known to happen in the last few years
•Do not swim in any of the lakes within the park - crocodile and hippo abound
•Do not get out of your car on game drives, until you reach a safe rest stop

Travel Books

Samburu National Park recommended travel books include the following:
•Lonely Planet Kenya 6th Edition by Tom Parkinson
•Kenya Handbook 2nd Edition by Lizzie Williams
•Globetrotter Travel Guide: Kenya by Dave & Val Richards
•Frommer's Kenya & Tanzania by by Keith Bain, Pippa de Bruyn & Jonathon Yevin

Wildlife

With a large number of Samburu National Park wildlife to be seen, visitors are ensured excellent game viewing opportunities. Some of the game you will encounter on your Samburu safari could include long necked gerenuk, giraffe, Grevy's zebra, Beisa oryx, buffalo, cheetah, leopard, lion and plains game, African hunting dog, crocodile, hippo, and large herds of elephant.

 

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