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  Ewaso Nyiro River
by sachara

In Samburu National Reserve we camped two times at the northbank of the Ewaso Nyiro River.

The first night we stayed at the campsite near Archers Post not far from the entrance of the reserve, so we could enter early in the morning for a first game-drive. The Samburu people of the compound nearby guarded the camp.

The second night we stayed at the campsite near Samburu Lodge within the Reserve. Here were a lot of monkeys stealing our bread and also many elephants around. So we hired a guard (500 shilling) to look after our tents and food.

The Samburu lodge itself was very expensive ($ 200 a room). We had a (six course) dinner there for $25. After dinner a guard equipped with gun and flashlamp brought us back to the campsite along the narrow bushpaths.

Unique Qualities: The campsites are very beautifully located with the wildlife all around. The facilities are very basic. There is a water tap. The toilets are just a hole in the ground.

Address: Samburu National Reserve
Price Comparison: least expensive
Directions: 250 KM north of Nairobi
Price: less than US$20
Theme: Campground

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 17, 2004
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