Samburu

Overview

The Born Free film, camel racing, and a lioness that adopted an Oryx have one thing in common - they happened in Samburu. This place with breathtaking tourism sites and colourful people is a gem of adventure. Back in the colonial days, you would have needed a special travel document to venture out into Northern Frontier Districts (NFD) like Samburu. These days all you need is yourself and your spirit of adventure.

The County Map

Bucketlist Ideas

Bucket List Ideas

3 Things to Do at Samburu National Reserve

Samburu National Reserve is one of the 2 areas in which conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa, the lioness made famous in ‘Born Free.’

Samburu National Reserve is one of two areas conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa, the lioness made famous in ‘Born Free.’
Tribes of Kenya

The Samburu: Find out Why they are Linked to Butterflies

The Samburu are a proud warrior race of cattle-owning pastoralists. They form part of the Maa-speaking people of whom the Maasai are best known.

Stranger Odysseys

Lioness Adopts Baby Oryx in Samburu

Lioness adopts baby oryx in the Samburu wildlife reserve, protecting it for 15 days. No scientific explanation has been given for the strange friendship.