MedTreks Kenya Samburu Safari
Safari Pre-Trip Extension
Experience the Magic of Kenya
It is hard to visit Africa without experiencing the incredible safari life and witnessing the wild animals in their natural habitat. Kenya is rich in biodiversity, culture and history. We are honored to share this incredible land with our groups. After 20 years of running Safari’s in Kenya, we selectively picked Samburu for our MedTreks Safari as it has first-class game viewing.
- Witness the magical landscape of Kenya’s vast open plains
- Experience the magnificent creatures in their natural habitat
- Stay in a luxury tented camp with a stunning 360 view of Kenya
- Savor delicious Kenyan cuisine in the open air restaurant overlooking the Ewaso River
- Visit the nomadic Samburu Tribe, known for their bright and colorful attire
- Wake up to Elephants just outside your luxury tent (no kidding!)
- Drink a cocktail and enjoy the breathtaking African sunset over the savannah
Samburu National Reserve is home to a very large population fo Kenyan animals including Nile crocodile, giraffes, cheetahs, leopards, lions, elephants, buffalo & hippos.
Experience the most incredible views of Africa. Fall asleep to the sounds of the animals..awake to Africa’s incredible sunrise.
3 Day Safari
Dates: August 3rd-5th, 2021
August 3rd, 2021
Meet at the hotel in Nairobi in the morning and embark on a 3.5 hr drive to Samburu Game Reserve. You will arrive in time to get settled into the Ashnil Luxury Tented campsite. There will be refreshments and snacks while you have a brief orientation to the land, the animals and the magical countryside of Samburu. Late afternoon is when we embark on our first of the 4 Game Drives to view the animals out in their natural habitat. Samburu is an excellent reserve for wildlife viewing. Four of the Big Five are easily spotted on our game drives (except for rhino). This is a game reserve on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro River
in Kenya which is a major reason why the animal viewing is so incredible. Return back from Safari in time to enjoy a gourmet dinner at the lodge. Spend the evening star gazing and falling asleep to the sounds of the savannah.
August 4th, 2021
Wake up to the sounds of Kenya. Enjoy coffee in the cool morning air as you load into the safari jeeps for a sunrise game viewing. Return to the lodge in time for a delicious breakfast out by the river. Spend late morning relaxing by the pool or option to visit the Samburu tribe. After lunch, the group will have the option to do a nature hike or simply relax prior to embarking on a sunset safari.
August 5th, 2021
Sunrise coffee and safari. We will head out to a different region of the Samburu Reserve. Our guides are excellent and have been working with us for the last 20 years. They are very skilled at finding the wildlife and will take time to explain the natural history of the land.
3 Day Samburu Safari Includes:
Cost: $860 (based on double occupancy) Single supplement: $225
- Game drive in 4×4 land cruiser with exclusive use
- Lunch at Trout Tree restaurant
- Transportation to Samburu from Nairobi and back
- Services of a professional local guide
- Park entrance fees for Samburu National Reserve
- 2 Night Accommodation in luxury tented camp
- All meals while at Samburu National Reserve
More About our Ashnil Samburu Camp
Ashnil Samburu Camp is a luxury tented camp lodge set in the spectacular backdrop of the Mighty Ol Olokwe mountain surrounded by the Ewaso Nyiro River. The 30 exclusive luxury tents are spread out along the shady banks of the river under a thick forrest of Palms. This lodge features an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by sun lounges, a garden and a Lounge bar offering views of the African savannah. Each tent features a large deck with views of the river. The restaurant offers views of the river and serves a variety of menus comprising of Oriental, traditional & international cuisines. A range of activities are available on request and comprise of game drives, nature Walks and a cultural visit to the Samburu village.
Samburu Reserve & Tribe
Samburu reserve is named after the Samburu tribe who still reside in the area. Related to the Maasai, the Samburu are semi-nomadic pastoralists, which means they lifestyle revolves around their herds, mainly cattle, sheep, goats & camels. They are known for their remote culture, traditional lifestyle, rituals, colorful and vibrant tribal clothing with detailed jewelry. The contrast of culture, lifestyle, landscape is fascinating as you make move from the urban surroundings of Nairobi to the arid Samburu savannah and the finally up to the lush, mountainous region of Chogoria, where your MedTreks Medical Trip begins.
Date: August 6th-14th, 2021
How it Works with MedTreks Kenya Medical Trip:
Most people who make the trek to Kenya, want to do some type of Kenyan adventure while they are there and we highly recommend that you do! After severals years of running trips to Kenya, we have been able to select the most authentic and affordable experiences with excellent local guides.
MedTreks offers two separate options for Kenyan adventures as part of the
Pre-Trip Safari Extension in Samburu Reserve, Kenya
Coastal Post-Trip Extension Retreat in Diani Beach, Kenya
You are welcome to do one or both as optional extensions to your MedTreks Kenya Trip.
MedTreks Kenya participants who wish to go on Safari will arrive 3 days early in Nairobi Kenya. This safari starts on August 3rd, so plan to arrive in Kenya the night of the 2nd at Jomo Kenyatta National Airport. On August 6th, your Safari drivers will drive you to Chogoria, where our MedTreks Kenya Medical & Global Health Trip will begin. Upon registering and submitting your deposit for the trip we will send you a Welcome Package, Packing List and Travel Itinerary with clear instructions on how to get to Kenya.
“As soon as I was introduced to MedTreks by a friend, I knew this was the company that I wanted to join to help fulfill this dream. I feel extremely privileged to have been chosen to be a part of the MedTreks and HopeCore project this past July 2018. Even with my research prior to arriving in Kenya, I could not have prepared myself for the rush of feelings and emotions I experienced while being a part of such a great mission. The HopeCore staff was extremely welcoming and so open in showing me their daily lives and how selflessly they work with the Kenyan people in providing such an invaluable service. I am amazed at the connections that the HopeCore staff makes every single day with so many people throughout Kenya, whether it is with the mothers, the children, the community workers, or the villagers we came across in our travels throughout the week. The dedicated work that Hope Core provides and the vision that Dr. KK has are so important on not only a local but a global level, and I cannot wait to further my experience with both of these amazing organizations.”
~ E.B, RN from California