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3 Days Samburu Safari Kenya Cultural Tour
Explore the Samburu National Reserve with Deks Safaris & Tours Africa, the most trusted and trusted travel agency in Kenya on this 3-day Samburu Safari Kenya Cultural Tour. Deks Safaris & Tours Africa is your first choice for affordable, authentic, and premium Kenya safari tailor-made travel packages. In the southern corner of the Samburu district, in the Rift Valley. It is located in the semi-desert Samburu National Reserve and is named after the Samburu people who have lived in the area for many years.
3 Days Samburu Safari Kenya Highlights
- Day 1: Pickup and afternoon game drive
- Day 2: Morning safari and a visit to Samburu village
- Day 3: Transfer to Nairobi
Tour Inclusions and Exclusions
- All accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary on FB & BB basis
- Full-time exclusive use of a 4 x 4 Safari Jeep/Toyota Land cruiser
- Full-time services of experienced English-speaking drive/guide
- All services in national parks i.e park entrance fees, guided nature walks, hikes & game drives
- Bottled drinking mineral water, coffees, teas, or soft drinks while on Safaris, game drives, walks, hikes, or transfers
- All Nature/Safari & Community walks as indicated in the itinerary-safari program
- All airport pickups and drop off from Entebbe & back to Entebbe airport
- All activities indicated & mentioned in the itinerary
- A $7 per pax off as a donation to orphanage homes whose parents’ death are/were as a result of animal conflicts within conservation areas
- All government-related taxes
- Laundry service in different hotels we stay
- Bar bills, phone calls
- Personal insurance and medical bills
- All other services of a personal nature
- All services marked as Optional in the itinerary
- Driver/guides/hotel staff or any other person’s gratuity
Detailed 3 Days Samburu Safari Kenya Cultural Tour
Day 1: Transfer from Nairobi and afternoon game drive
Your adventure begins when you leave the hotel after breakfast at 8:30 AM. You have a 2-hour drive to reach your first stop at Karatina Open Market. This stop will bring you face-to-face with East Africa’s largest open-air retail store, known for a wide variety of goods including fresh fruits and vegetables, Kiondos (sisal baskets), various grains, and many other market goods at the stalls of up to 3,000 traders.
You will stop here for 30 minutes to experience the activity of the local market, then drive 1 hour to Nanyuki town for lunch at the ibis hotel. Then you drive another 1 hour to Lewa Wildlife Sanctuary. It is home to amazing wildlife and within a 2-hour drive, you can see rhinos, zebras, elephants, and many more. You will then embark on a 1.5-hour drive to Samburu National Reserve where you will arrive in time for check-in, dinner, and overnight.
- Luxury: Samburu Game Lodge
- Medium: Ashnil Samburu Camp
- Budget: Samburu Riverside Camp
Day 2 of 3 Days Samburu Safari Kenya Cultural Tour: Morning excursion and a visit to Samburu village
Your day starts with breakfast at the campsite at 7:00 AM and you will head out into the reserve on an extensive hunt. As you explore the park, you’ll be able to spot wildlife including leopards, lions, hyenas, cheetahs, antelopes, and more. The Samburu’s diverse wildlife tend to congregate near the life-giving Ewaso Ng’iro River, which winds through the reserve, leaving lush pastures for the reserve’s thousands of animal species.
After the 3-hour game drive, return to camp for a snack before embarking on a cultural tour of Samburu Village, where you’ll interact with and get to know the fascinating locals of the area. The Samburu people, who herd cattle, goats, and camels, are closely related to the Maasai, who also wear similar traditional clothing of carpets and beads and lead a very similar lifestyle.
You will learn more about their nomadic way of life and participate in many activities that characterize a typical Samburu farm. These include herding cattle in pens, making traditional decorations, and milking goats. The activity at this stop lasts for 2 hours, after which you return to camp in time for dinner and overnight.
- Luxury: Samburu Game Lodge
- Medium Frequency: Ashnil Samburu Camp
- Budget: Samburu River Camp
Day 3 of 3 Days Samburu Safari Kenya Cultural Tour: Samburu – Nairobi
On the last day, you will have breakfast at the camp and be ready to depart for Nairobi at 8.30 am.
You will have lunch at the Nanyuki Sports Club, then drive to Nairobi, and overnight at a hotel or airport before your flight home.
3 Days Samburu Safari Kenya Cultural Tour ends
Where to Visit on the 3-Day Samburu Safari Kenya Cultural Tour
Visit Karatina market on the 3 Days Samburu Safari Kenya Cultural Tour
Karatina Market is the largest open-air market in Kenya and East Africa, designed to meet world-class modern trade and environmental requirements. This is done by providing facilities such as cabins, refrigerators/freezers, water storage facilities, parking lots, and swimming areas. This large market can accommodate up to 3000 traders
The town of Karatina is a two-hour drive from Nairobi. The retail market has been in the making for about three years to ensure that it is up to date and well organized.
Be sure to buy all kinds of fruits, garden fresh vegetables, grains, and flats there. The latter is the basket that will give you the longest life. You will find many other market items
Visit Nanyuki City on 3 Days Samburu Safari Kenya Cultural Tour
Nanyuki is a market town in Laikipia County, Kenya, located in the northwestern part of Mount Kenya. The city is also known as the gateway to Mount Kenya and the wilderness of Mount Kenya National Park.
The main airfield (air base) of the Kenya Air Force was established in 1907 by British settlers. Some of their descendants still live in the city. The equator passes through the southern part of Nanyuki. A man walks through it as he approaches Nanyuki.
You’ll meet people who are usually there demonstrating the possible effects of the Coriolis force, which they say causes draining water to rotate clockwise or counterclockwise, depending on whether you’re in the northern or southern hemisphere. However, this effect can only be demonstrated in a laboratory, so the “demonstration” at the equator is only exciting entertainment for the villagers
Several trails ascend the mountain, including the famous Naro Moru and Sirimon routes.
The park’s wildlife includes leopards, giant wild boars, and more. To the northwest of Nanyuki, the great Laikipia plateau is home to lions, elephants, and a rare zebra in the plains and hills.
Lewa Wildlife Reserve
Lewa Downs, also known as Lewa Wildlife Sanctuary, is one of the most successful protected areas in Africa today.
It offers an unforgettable combination of stunning scenery, excellent wildlife viewing, first-class hospitality, and conservation education. The reserve was established in 1995 and is located in northern Kenya. This game reserve includes the Ngare Ndare Forest which stretches over 62,000 acres. In addition to protecting black rhinos and zebras, the reserve supports many other species including elephants, lions, cheetahs, giraffes, and more.
The protected area also supports local communities through education, health, water supply, micro-enterprise, and youth empowerment projects.
Samburu Umoja Village – 3 Days Samburu Safari Kenya Cultural Tour
There are more than 70 women and 200 children in the village. It was founded in 1990 by 15 women. The majority of the population are rape survivors, victims of sexual violence, and others fleeing FGM, early marriage, and other forms of violence against women, all of which are cultural norms of the Samburu.
It is believed that their female elders can legally own all the land in the village, thus ensuring that its inhabitants are not displaced.
The village is well guarded by a thorn wall that allows them to go about their business without human interference. Umoja was created under the patriarchal culture of the Samburu people who saw it as property
Business women are engaged in bead art and sell these beads and handicrafts. This allows them to receive a regular income to provide food. Clothes, everyone is at home. Despite constant opposition from local male tribal groups, the village has managed to continue to grow
Community leaders also run a tourist camp a kilometer away from the river. As you enter the village, the women will welcome you with song and dance and invite all the other women to dance and sing along. You get to explore their home and learn about their lifestyle. In the handicraft center, visitors can also buy jewelry made by women