Safari Game drives in Samburu national reserve : Samburu national reserve is one the great wildlife destinations in Kenya to do safari game drives,it is a famous safari destination in Kenya, East Africa located in Northern Kenya. The reserve lies on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro River covering a large expanse of remote pristine wilderness measuring 165 square kilometers in area and borders the Ewaso Ng’iro River the south which separates it from Buffalo Springs national reserve.
A safari game drive in Samburu national reserve is an adventurous excursions done by vehicle into the wilderness of the reserve, in Samburu the safari game drive are done with purposes of exploring the reserve and seeing a variety of wild animals in their natural habitat. Game drives in Samburu national reserve are best done in times when the animals are most active that is early morning and late afternoons.
How Long Are Safari Game drives in Samburu National Reserve
Safari game drives in Samburu national reserve or Kenya generally last for about 2 to 3 hours per drive in the morning and afternoon hours, morning times are usually scheduled from 06.30 am to 9 am and afternoon timings being 3.30 pm. Though travelers may opt for a full day game drive generally from 10 am to 4 pm, in this case the excursion will include a packed picnic lunch held inside in Samburu national reserve at a designated picnic spot, lunch hours are normally from 12:30 pm to 2.30 pm.
Cost of Safari Game drive in Samburu National Reserve
The cost of game drives in Samburu national reserve starts from USD 75 per person per game drive, in case you wish to have an exclusive vehicle hired from a camp or a tour operator, the cost of a full day game drive will be US$ 300 to US$ 550 per vehicle. However the cost entirely depends on the camp or the Tour operator.
If you book an all-inclusive safari packages, it costs less as the packages include several game drives, accommodation, meals and transportation (either ground transportation or flights) from Nairobi City and back.
Most roads to Samburu national reserve offered by Focus East Africa Tours include private safari game drives, the same goes to fly – in tour packages. The seating capacity in these vehicles is usually a maximum of 8 passengers, private game drives have an advantage of having a higher level of personal freedom and flexibility in terms of timings and convenience.
Private drives are best option for tourists with special interests such as Photography or Bird watching.
Night Game drives in Samburu national reserve
Night game drives in Samburu national reserve are not permitted inside Samburu national reserve, however they can be done in private or group conservancies which border the main reserve, timings for the night game drives in Samburu national reserve range from 7 pm to 9 pm.
The Difference between a Safari and a Game drive
A safari in Kenya is an entire tour that may include many game drives at various locations and parks while a game drive is just a single game drive while on a safari.
Types Of Safari Vehicles
In Kenya, vehicles used for game drives and other complete safaris are mostly provided by the safari operators such as Focus East Africa Tours most especially when you book a road safari starting from Nairobi. These vehicles are 4 Wheel Drive Toyota Land Cruiser Jeeps or non- 4X4 Tour vans also known as Minibuses. Some of the tour vans in Kenya come with 4WD, both of these vehicle types have game viewing roofs and are customized for safari.
These types of vehicles are open sided which makes them not suitable for highway travel, hence they are restricted to being used while inside the reserve.
4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser Safari Jeeps
The safari jeeps are universally used for safaris as they tend to perform best in all weather and in all terrain conditions, the land cruisers vehicles optimally carry 6 passengers but can carry up to 8 adults with an extra seat included and with one person sitting beside the Driver
These cars have multiple game viewing roofs, reliable, robust and spacious enough while also being marginally more comfortable than the only other option that is the tour van or minibus.
Note: these vehicles come in stretched and normal versions with the latter seating only 4 to 5 passengers, the open – sided versions of this type of vehicles are used exclusively inside the parks due to not being fully suited for highway travel.
Safari Tour Minibus / Van
Safari Tour Minibus/ Van offer are the majority vehicles used in Kenya, these vehicles cost less than 4×4 Land cruiser or Land Rover jeeps. Minibuses seat 6 people in comfort each with other window seat, though some vehicle are configured to take up to 9 passengers.
Though not usually 4×4 Safari Jeep either due to road conditions or due to the local conservancy rules which allow entry only for the 4×4 vehicles.
4×4 Open Side Safari Vehicles
This type of vehicles are only found stationed in the reserve and they are popular for safari game drives as they allow an unhindered side view during game drives.
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