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Shaba National Reserve

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Address: Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
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Amazing Variety of Wildlife

The drought has affected all of the animals in the preserve yet we saw so many of the iconic animals of Africa here.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Jessie M
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The drought has affected all of the animals in the preserve yet we saw so many of the iconic animals of Africa here.

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ahmedabad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Could see best of the wildlife here. A lot depends on local drivers , how acquainted they are with the place. Our drivers were very well acquainted to the area, hence would pull through to spot animals, and would communicate within with transmitters to get best info on the spotting. Amazing experience overall.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw every animal we went to see. Amazing place to visit. You will not be disappointed. Would love to go again soon.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sarova Shaba is the place to relax and work especially when you reflect on socio economic aspects of teh arid lands characterised by frequent and more severe drought episodes. We were here to deliberate on livestock market access and trade; natural resources management; pastoralists reisk management and livelihoods support. The hotel staff were extremely frindly.

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Retford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent reserve crammed with animals.No rhinos here but with lions, leopards, cheetahs, and all the other animals you would want to see on safari, plenty to wet your appetite.

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Gorinchem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The game reserve shows so terribly much nature that every game drive is one more surprise. The area is rough and dry on one side of the river, green and wetter on the other side. As always, much depends on your guide, but we saw elephants, cheetah, lions, oryx, giraffe, zebra, waterbok, wart hog, impala, girafgazelle in good numbers. Very... More 

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Surat, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

This forest has a different terrain than Masai Mara and we have a nice experience. Ample photography opportunites we got during our 8 game drives . Afternoons are really hot and we avoided full day safari . Except for Rhino, we saw the Big 4. Lions, Leopard , Elephants, Cheetah ( less in number than Masai) .Yes I shall be... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Plenty of wildlife to see including cheetah, lion, elephants, oryx, waterbuck, kudu and many more, plenty of bird life. One superb surprise is that Buffalo Springs National Park a joins Samburu and very few guides go in to this park. Well worth telling your guide that you would like to visit it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

One of the more scenic reserves in Africa - we did see a lot of wildlife - especially elephants and we thoroughly enjoyed our one day game drive through the park. There is a great waterhole where you can swim and get the dust off and cook down. There were also lots of Samburu moving their big herds of cows... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Wonderful elephants, giraffes, baboon, vervet monkeys, wart hogs, antelopes, gazelles, and leopard (if you are lucky)!

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