Safari Game drives in Samburu National Reserve

Safari Game drives in Samburu National Reserve : An excursion by car into a national park or reserve, like Samburu, with the aim of exploring the area and watching various wild animals in their natural habitat is known as a safari game drive. The best times for game trips are early in the morning and late in the day, when animals are most active.

 In terms of how long a safari game drive lasts, in Kenya, drives typically last 2 to 3 hours in the morning and afternoon, with the morning timings typically scheduled from 6.30am to 9am and the afternoon timings being 3.30pm to 6.30pm. However, travelers may occasionally choose to go on a full-day game drive, which is typically scheduled from 10am to 4pm, in which case the excursion will include a packed picnic lunch that can be enjoyed inside the main Samburu reserve at a designated

 Depending on the camp, game drives in Samburu might cost anywhere from US$75 per person per game drive to US$300 to US$550 per vehicle.

All-inclusive safari packages, however, are less expensive overall and include many wildlife trips, housing, meals, and flights from Nairobi.

 As opposed to Fly-In trip packages that include game drives from the Camp, which often include non-private safari game drives, most road safaris feature private safari game drives, suggesting that other guests may share the same vehicle. The maximum capacity of the vehicles is eight passengers, therefore the group size is not extremely large. Private game excursions offer a variety of advantages, including more personal freedom and convenience in terms of schedule and location. Tourists with specific interests, like photography or bird watching, are advised to choose individual trips.

 In Samburu, night game safaris are another popular tourist draw. It should be noted that nighttime excursions are only authorized on private or public conservancies that border the main Samburu National Reserve and are not permitted anywhere else.

The times range from 7 to 9 p.m., depending on which camp or resort offers these night excursions to their guests.

The difference between a safari and a game drive is a question that we are asked very regularly. A game drive, on the other hand, is a solo game drive carried out while on a safari.

Safari Game drives in Samburu National Reserve
Game drives in Samburu

Safari Game drives in Samburu National Reserve : Safari vehicle types

 Especially when purchasing a Road Safari starting in Nairobi, the safari operator normally provides the vehicles needed for game drives and other extensive safaris in Kenya. These automobiles could be non-four-wheel-drive tour vans, often known as minibuses, or four-wheel-drive Toyota Land Cruiser Jeeps. Four-wheel drive is a feature of several tour vehicles. Both of these vehicle types are designed specifically for safaris and have game-viewing roofs.

But if you fly into Samburu and reserve game drives through the lodge or camp, you might find that some of these facilities provide game drives in ‘open’ sided 4×4 safari jeeps. These open-sided cars are only allowed to transport tourists inside the reserve because they are not designed for use on highways.

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