Being the largest of the three superb sanctuaries that make up the Samburu Ecosystem, Shaba is a haven for safari drives. The park is perfect for those who fancy an intimate bush experience.
The rugged Shaba Hill dominates the southern part of the reserve providing some majestic views of the ecosystem. The well-appointed Sarova Shaba Lodge is an oasis in the bush with a natural spring cascading through the main buildings, and Joy’s Camp, situated at Joy Adamson’s original campsite, also overlooking a spring.
Joy and George Adamson who hand-reared lions and leopards and returned them to the wild had a campsite in Shaba Reserve. Joy’s last project was the release of Penny the leopard, who subsequently mated and reared a cub in the eastern part of the reserve.