If you need assistance in planning your trip to Kenya, including a visit to Unity, we encourage you to visit Uso Africa Safaris (“Faces of Africa”), which has a commitment to supporting community initiatives such as Unity.
If you are already part of a safari tour that includes Samburu National Reserve, a visit to Unity Village couldn’t be any easier! You will drive right by the village on your way to the Reserve. Inform your driver that you would like to visit and he will be able to guide you there.
Unity requests a donation of 1000 KSh (approximately $12 USD) per person to visit the village. Also, given some difficulties between drivers and local villages within the tourist industry in Kenya,we kindly ask that you pay Unity Village directly. If your driver insists on giving him the money, please be present for the transaction between the driver and the village.
Places to Stay in Samburu
The best way to visit Samburu is to schedule a trip through a safari company.
Unity Women’s Village – https://unitywomensvillage.wordpress.com/staywithus
Samburu Lodge – http://www.wildernesslodges.co.ke/samburu_info.html
Keekorok Lodge – http://www.wildernesslodges.co.ke/keekorok_info.html
Larsen’s Camp – http://www.wildernesslodges.co.ke/larsens_info.html
Elephant Bedroom –http://www.africatravelresource.com/africa/kenya/c/laikipiae/samburu/elephant-bedroom-camp/
Samburu Sopa – http://www.sopalodges.com/samburu/home.html
Samburu Intrepids – http://www.heritage-eastafrica.com/tented-camps/samburu-intrepids/
Elephant Watch Safaris – http://www.elephantwatchsafaris.com/
Samburu Serena – http://www.serenahotels.com/serenasamburu/default-en.html
The Samburu Game Reserve and Buffalo Springs Game Reserve lie within one kilometer of Unity Women’s Village. Ride through the plains and next to the river to spot wildlife such as giraffes, elephants, leopards and cheetahs. The region is also home to the Samburu Special Five (five species that are found only in this region of the world) including the oryx, gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, and Somali ostrich.
Samburu National Reserve – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samburu_National_Reserve
Buffalo Springs National Reserve – http://www.kenyalogy.com/eng/parques/sbss.html
Kalama Conservancy – http://www.nrt-kenya.org/kalama.html
Additional Travel Information
Africa Travel Resource for Samburu region:
When to Visit: You can visit the Samburu region and Unity Village year-round, though during the rainy seasons of October to mid-December and mid-March to early June, travel can be more difficult. The climate is arid and hot with the mean annual temperature between 18° and 30° celsius.
Samburu Words and Expressions
Supa! – – Hello!
Oyie – – Hello too / I am good.
Ira supat – – How are you?
Kar supat. – – I am OK.
Lesere – – Goodbye