| Crocodile feeding
Samburu Game Lodge has a restaurant, where genets
may be seen at night (because the staff feeds them). There are two bars; one next to
the restaurant, and one on by the river. Here, the staff baits an area next to the bar
at dusk, to make crocodiles come out of the water for the meat.
The lodge has a swimming pool, a stage area where members of the Samburu tribe perform,
a souvenir shop, wireless Internet, 240 V around the clock, and a nurse. Petrol/gasoline
and diesel is available at the lodge workshop.
Samburu Game Lodge offers game drives (mainly for guest that arrive without their own
vehicle, i.e. by air) and guided bird walks in the lodge garden.
More about Samburu and Shaba
Samburu National reserve, and neighbouring reserves Shaba and Buffalo Springs, are situated
some 100 km/60 mi north of the equator, and just north of the fertile Central Plateau
of Kenya. These parks are a first taste of the drier areas of northern Kenya.
Few safari-goers travel further north than this; all major parks of Kenya are further
south. Samburu and Shaba are drier than most of these, and offers habitats for some
animals not found further south, for example beisa oryx,
Grevy's zebra, gerenuk
and reticulated giraffe. This giraffe has been considered a subspecies of the general
giraffe, but recent studies indicate that it may be a full species.
A lot of crocodiles can be seen in the Ewaso Ngiro River, and the water attracts a lot
of animals to the shores, for example elephants, antelopes and monkeys. All the three
African big cats are present in the area; lions, leopards and cheetahs.