Kenya / Shaba National Reserve
Kenya Safari


The Shaba National Reserve is a relatively small national park lying just east of the Samburu National Reserve and only 70 kilometres north of Mount Kenya.

This exceptionally picturesque park was made famous by the late Joy Adamson and her lioness Elsa, and is often referred to as 'Born Free' country.

Along with Buffalo Springs and Samburu, Shaba forms a large conservation area in the remote reaches of northern Kenya. While the parks form a unique habitat where both northern and southern wildlife can be found, they are also home to a number of rare species, such as the reticulated giraffe, gerenuk, Somali ostrich and the endangered Grevy's zebra.

Highlights of a Shaba Safari

  • Visit the monument to Joy Adamson
  • See rare species like Grevy's zebra, generuk and reticulated giraffe
  • Spectacular Shaba Hill, with its volcanic formations, in the south
  • No less than 17 beautiful springs provide water for wildlife

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