Airstrip

Samburu Airport (UAS)

Gateway to Kenya's rugged Samburu wilderness and unique wildlife.

Kenya
Location
850 m
Altitude

About Samburu Airport (UAS)

Samburu Airport (UAS), officially known as Samburu Oryx Airstrip, is nestled in the semi-arid region of the Samburu District in northern Kenya. This airstrip serves as a vital link to the Samburu National Reserve, a renowned wildlife sanctuary that offers an intimate safari experience distinct from Kenya's southern parks. Known for its arid landsca...

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Travel to Samburu and its environs is generally safe, with local authorities and conservancy management working to ensure the security of visitors. Recommended vaccinations for travelers include hepatitis A, typhoid, and yellow fever, in addition to malaria prophylaxis. Consultation with a healthcare provider for tailored travel health advice is re...
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
Access to Samburu Airport is primarily via air from Nairobi's Wilson Airport, with the flight offering panoramic views of Kenya's diverse landscapes and a direct route into the heart of Samburu's wilderness.
Getting Around
Transport within the Samburu region, including to and from the national reserve, is typically provided by safari lodges or arranged through tour operators, with expert guides navigating the rugged terrain in safari vehicles.
Visas
As of 1 January 2024, Kenya introduced an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) system, requiring all foreign visitors to obtain an eTA prior to travel, unless they are from eTA-exempt countries. The application process is straightforward, necessitating proof of accommodation and, for visitors from yellow fever endemic countries, a vaccination cert...
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