Samburu National Reserve

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Arguably the best National Reserve in Kenya. Samburu National Reserve is birding experience like no other!

With second to none scenery and African big game and birdlife to match – Samburu National Reserve is truly a hidden birding and wildlife gem of Kenya! A must for any one wanting a birding tour in Kenya. 

Samburu National Reserve is a rugged, semi-desert park located within Samburu district in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya.

The unique landscape – quite different to Kenya’s other parks – has open savannahs, scrub desert and verdant vegetation which makes it almost guaranteed you’ll have close encounters with regional mammal specialites – Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx and the strange looking but wonderful Gerenuk. And to top it all off you can look forward to 380+ bird species that call this reserve home! Pretty good eh?

Join us on an unforgettable birding tour at Samburu National Reserve!

Key Bird Species

Popular Bird Species seen on this Samburu National Reserve Tour: Shining Sunbird, Verreaux’s Eagle, Golden-breasted Starling

Golden-breasted Starling, Abyssinian Scimitarbill, Rosy-patched Bushshrike, Pringle’s Puffback, Northern Puffback, Northern White-crowned Shrike, White-headed Mousebird, Hunter’s Sunbird, Black-bellied Sunbird, Shining Sunbird, Red-billed Hornbill, Eastern Yellow- billed Hornbill, Von der Decken’s Hornbill, Black-faced Sandgrouse, Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse, Fire-fronted Bishop, Somali Bee-eater, Stone Partridge, African Orange-bellied Parrot, Yellow-vented Eremomela, Northern Crombec, Northern Grey Tit, Black-capped Social Weaver, Northern Brownbul, Buff-crested Bustard, African Bare-eyed Thrush, Somali Sparrow, Donaldson-Smith’s Nightjar, Dusky Nightjar, Vulturine Guineafowl, Rufous Chatterer, African Mourning Dove, European Turtle Dove, Egyptian Vulture, Bateleur, Martial Eagle and Tawny Eagle.

D'Arnaud's Barbet seen on a Samburu National Reserve Birding Tour
What to expect on this Samburu National Reserve Birding Tour
A Von Der Decken's Hornbill seen on our Samburu National Reserve Birding Tour

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