Imagine watching the sun set by the banks of River Ewaso Ngiro as you prepare to pitch tent and enjoy your night in the wild.

Imagine spending the night with strangers who are just about to be friends,enjoying the bonfire, playing games,sharing food, and listening to the river ripple and sounds from the wild.

Imagine listening to Elephants trumpet, grunt or snort from a very close distance.

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Enroute Samburu National Reserve on an overland truck.

Well, This was my reality last weekend. A dream come true.

“JOBS FILL YOUR POCKET BUT ADVENTURES FILL YOUR SOUL.”

JAMIE LYN BEATTY

I chose the Samburu game drive and camping as a birthday gift to myself. A choice I am glad I made.

I traveled to Samburu National Reserve with my friend Zulfa and a couple of beautiful strangers who later became friends. This was a momentous trip.

”Samburu National Reserve  is a game reserve on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro river in Kenya.  The Reserve can be entered via the Ngare Mare and Buffalo Springs gates. Once inside the reserve, there are two mountains visible: Koitogor and Ololokwe.

Samburu National Reserve is very peaceful and attracts animals because of the Ewaso Ng’iro river (meaning “brown water” and pronounced U-aa-so-Nyee-ro) that runs through it and the mixture of acaciariverine forest, thorn trees and grassland vegetation.

The Ewaso Ng’iro flows from the Kenyan highlands and empties into the famous Lorian Swamp. The natural serenity that is evident here is due to its distance from industry and the inaccessibility of the reserve for many years” .

The Ewaso Ng’iro river contains large numbers of Nile crocodile basks

You can find out more about Samburu game reserve in the link below. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samburu_National_Reserve.

Below are pictures of my stay at Samburu.

MAN CANNOT DISCOVER NEW OCEANS UNLESS HE HAS THE COURAGE TO LOSE SIGHT OF THE SHORE.” ~

ANDRE GIDE
The Grevy Zebra found at the Reserve
We watched the elephants confront each other. They were later stopped by their mothe.
We woke up to Olive Baboons in the Camp.
The beauty of Samburu National Reserve.
The reticulated Giraffes.
Look at that Girraffe. Only found at Samburu
Rare moment captured here
I loved this beautiful and unique hill.
See who finally pitched tent.
Bonfires moments by the Banks of River Ewaso Ngiro
I left my mark.
Woke up feeling grateful. Rare momemt hanging out by the crocodile infested river.
And Birthday cake for December Babes

I was honored to meet Samburu Women. They have rich culture. The neck pieces we wore are made by the Samburu women.
At the Market center in one samburu village. Perfect place to get your ornaments and sourveniors.
A picture of a Manyatta. The women build Manyattas.
We captured Camels crossing the road in Isiolo.
See who is standing next to a Manyatta.
Warthogs of Samburu National reserve.

Travel opens our minds and heart and makes us better people .

“IT IS BETTER TO SEE SOMETHING ONCE THAN TO HEAR ABOUT IT A THOUSAND TIMES.”

“WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU DID SOMETHING FOR THE FIRST TIME?”

I hope you enjoyed looking at the pictures and learnt something.

Where are you traveling to this Christmas? Please share your adventure stories with us.

Sending love and light your way.

Happy Holidays.