• Safari Club - Shaba Sarova Game Lodge

Shaba National Park in Kenya

Shaba National Reserve in northern Kenya is very beautiful and attracts many animals because of the River Ewaso Nyiro which runs through it, and the mixture of acacia, riverine forest, thorn trees and grass vegetation. Shaba is adjacent to Samburu and Buffalo Springs Reserves and shares similar wildlife but has far fewer visitors.

The Ewaso Nyiro flows from the Kenyan highlands, and terminates downstream at the famous Lorian Swamp.

Animals commonly seen in the Shaba National Reserve are elephant, lion, cheetah, Grevy’s zebra, giraffe, gerenuk, buffalo, oryx, Grants gazelle, dikdik and waterbuck. The river forest attracts a wide variety of birds.

Shaba National Reserve sees very few visitors and is off the main tourist trail making it an interesting destination for clients who have previously visited Kenya’s better known resorts and who would like to see a much less well known but very beautiful part of Kenya.


Big 5: elephant Big 5: lion Big 5: leopard Big 5: buffalo

WHY VISIT Shaba National Park

  • Exclusive game viewing with good sightings of elephant and lion
  • Meet the nomadic Boran people of this area
  • To see the unusual Northern wildlife species
  • Excellent birding
  • Spectacular scenery

ACCOMMODATION IN Shaba National Park

There is world class accommodation here in all categories, your choice of hotel, lodge or camp will depend on whether you are after a romantic stay or something more family orientated. Our consultants can guide you on the best options for your budget and aspirations.


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SAMPLE TOURS

Below are some successful itineraries that have worked well for our clients. Please call to check availability or better still let us tailor make your own safari holiday.

The Kenya Family Safari Holiday

10 days from £5480 (US$6850) Family of four £19251

The Wonders of Kenya

10 days from £5520 pp (£18450 for a family of four)


PLACES TO GO IN Shaba National Park

As there is just one lodge doing game drives in the reserve the whole park is exclusive the few guests staying in the lodge. Usually this lodge is best combined with the Maasai Mara or another northern park.

Call us to discuss the options available.



WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO GO?

The cooler dry months between July and October are the optimum time for a visit to Meru, between November and March it can be very warm although the game viewing should still be good. April to June is the rainy season.

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DRY SEASON

January through to March can be the hottest and driest time of year, one of the best times to witness some great game viewing. Wildlife is abundant in Kenya all year round and the open terrain of many parks makes for easier game viewing.

The weather in July and August is dry and sunny but the nights can be quite cool. September and October bring hot days to Shaba.

This area is good to visit at any time but prices are much higher in the peak dry season months from July to September.

green SEASON

From Mid March to early June Kenya experiences its long rains driven by the winds of the South East monsoon. The whole country is greener and it is a great time for birders with many species in full breeding plumage. This is the time of year when many species have their young and there are some great deals around.

SHOULDER SEASON

January to Mid March are Mid-summer, the short rains should now have ceased with warm days and clear skies. This is usually the hottest and driest time of year and one of the best times to witness some great game viewing, these months fall into the shoulder season pricing bracket so represent good value for money.

November sees the start of the short rains which may continue into December, characterized by short sharp showers usually in the mornings or evening followed by clear sunny skies.



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