AUTHENTIC SAFARIS & PERSONALIZED TOURS IN SHABA WITH AFRICANMECCA
The ostriches are joined by hundreds of other birds, totaling an incredible 450 species recorded around the reserve and neighboring wildernesses. Nature and birding walks are admirable times to look closely into the foliage, along the river, woodland and into the cliffs for a variety of feathered inhabitants. Some of the most common species seen are a variety of kingfishers, bee-eaters, eagles, storks, sunbirds, vultures, secretary birds, starlings and rollers. The phenomenal diversity is due in part to the reserve being home to both riverine forest and arid northern country species. Globally threatened avi-fauna include lesser kestrels and Taita falcons that are joined by regionally threatened species. During these walks, we also recommend that you explore the activity beyond the feathered experience.
Shaba National Reserve has an intriguing population of insects, plants and small mammals, reptiles, amphibians that will interest and delight you during your bush walks. During your wilderness travel in Shaba (read more on where to stay), you have the pleasure of being escorted by members of local villages. Being this close to the Samburu native people gives you a new perspective of the challenges faced by many ethnic groups who are working to preserve their way of life in the modern world. AfricanMecca can also arrange for an enlightening cultural tour of Kenya’s small villages in the greater Shaba ecology. During the visits, you meet families and may even be invited into a traditional home, join the warriors in cattle herding, local women in craft making and follow the elders to a community meet-up. A village visit is an especially curious safari activity for families with children.
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WHERE TO STAY IN SHABA
We recommend Joy's Camp for a premier safari experience offering the utmost in service, food, room quality, location, exclusivity, guides and much more. Sarova Shaba attracts budget value clientele.
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GUIDE ON SHABA RESERVE
Shaba offers the astute African traveler miles of breathtaking scenery amidst resident wildlife, arid grasslands and sparse woodland set against the backdrop of an extinct volcanic mountain.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT SHABA
From the herd of animals around the Ewaso Nyiro River during the dry seasons to the lush flora that springs forth after the rains, Shaba offers a renewed wilderness experience every time you visit.
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EAST AFRICA SAFARI BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR SHABA IN NORTHERN KENYA
When visiting Shaba National Reserve, we recommend combining your safari to Masai Mara for the wildebeest migration, Amboseli, Samburu or Laikipia - Lewa, Nakuru and Naivasha - Great Rift Valley Lakes. You can also day trek or climb the 2nd highest mountain in Africa - Mount Kenya.
You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Meru, Chyulu Hills or Tsavo East - Tsavo West ending with a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.
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