Trip Highlights: This is an exciting safari that takes you to visit some of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. This safari starts upon picked up at you hotel in Nairobi and will take you to visit Amboseli National Park and finally to the Tsavo National Parks. You will travel with a professional driver/guide and in a private safari minivan and spend the nights in lodges on full board basis.
Day 1 –Nairobi – Amboseli
In the Morning, you will be met and welcomed by the driver/guide and briefing will be done before being taken to the Hotel. You will immediately depart to Amboseli National Park. You will arrive in time for lunch at the lodge before departing for an afternoon game drive within the park.
Amboseli National Park lays North West of Mt. Kilimanjaro, on the border with Tanzania. Large concentrations of wildlife occur here in the dry season, making Amboseli a popular touristic destination. The Park embodies five main wildlife habitats which include the open plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush land, swamps and marshland. There is also a temporary lake, Lake Amboseli, those floods during years of heavy rainfall. The Amboseli is famous for its big game and its great scenic beauty. The landscape is dominated by Mount Kilimanjaro and massive numbers of elephants, approximately one thousand elephants. Also, its snowcapped summit dominates the landscape and on a clear day it is easily visible during early mornings and the late afternoons. This makes it a perfect spot for photograph taking.
Lodge: Ol Tukai Lodge
Day 2 – Amboseli National park
After breakfast you will check out of the lodge and depart for morning game drives within Amboseli for a chance to spot the wildlife when it is most active. The day will be spent exploring this park. The waters from melted snow drain down the mountain under lava flows and surface on the Amboseli plains, creating a green belt of swampland amidst dusty plains. Here elephant, buffalo, lion, cheetah, wildebeest, hyena, jackal, warthogs, zebra and the Maasai giraffe are likely to be seen.
Amboseli National park is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. It is situated close to Kenya. It is situated close to Kenya- Tanzania border, The Park lies at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa (5,896m) whose snow-capped summit presents a splendid view on clear days. Amboseli National Park is often referred to as “The home of Elephants’ some of the largest Elephant herds are found here. The Game Park also contains vast groups of Zebras, Wildebeests, Giraffes, Buffalos, Hippos and Antelopes. Also to be found in Amboseli are lions, leopards, Cheetahs, Rhinos and many species of plain game.
Day 3 Amboseli – Tsavo East National park
After breakfast you will check out of the lodge and depart for morning game drives within Amboseli for a chance to spot the wildlife when it is most active. At midday, you will depart to Tsavo East National Park arriving in time for lunch at the lodge. After lunch, you will depart for afternoon game drives within the park.
The Tsavo West and Tsavo East National Parks form one of the largest National Parks in the world and covers a massive 4% of Kenya’s total land. Tsavo West is the more famous of the two and is painted on a sprawling canvas of endless skies, hills, liquid lava flows, rivers, sparkling oases and a cloud shadowed African savannah. The magic Mzima Springs is fed by over 250 million litres of fresh water gushing from the lava flows of the Chyulu Hills. It provides a continuous supply of water to Mombasa town. The park is famous for the numerous prides of maneless lions that patrol the plains and predate on the herbivore herds. It offers some of the most magnificent fame viewing in the world with vast herds of dust-red elephant, hippo, giant crocodile and a wide variety of bird life.
Lodge: Ashnil Aruba Lodge.
Day 4: Tsavo East – Tsavo West National park
After breakfast, you will check out of the lodge and depart Tsavo East for Tsavo West. Upon arrival, embark on game viewing drive, carrying packed lunch, while on the drive.
Shetani lava flows got its name from molten lava that spewed from the earth 200 years ago. The fiery fury was thought by the local people to be the work of the devil, hence the name ‘Shetani’, which means ‘Devil’ in Swahili. The glorious Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary also has a growing population of the endangered black rhino which was a victim of poaching in the early 1960s. Lake Jipe also offers a memorable experience as it is abundant with aquatic life. Boat rides are a sure way to blow your mind away as you sail through the clear waters watching different species of fish and aquatic animals enjoy the suns rays penetrating through the water. Bird watching is also a major activity in the park.
Lodge: Ashnil Aruba Lodge.
Day 5: Tsavo West National park
Full day spent exploring the park. Morning and afternoon game drives are offered. This park once famous for its great herds of elephant still has these beats usually covered in red dust and a variety of game and fine scenery. We visit Lugards Falls, Mudanda Rocks and Aruba Dam as we view game if time permits.
The landscape in Tsavo West is flatter and drier, despite having one of Kenya’s largest rivers flowing through the middle. Much of the wildlife is concentrated on the Galana River, which has plentiful crocs and hippos. Likewise, Kudus, waterbucks and dik-diks are common along the river banks.
The landscape in Tsavo East is flatter and drier, despite having one of Kenya’s largest rivers flowing through the middle. Much of the wildlife is concentrated on the Galana River, which has plentiful crocs and hippos. Likewise, Kudus, waterbucks and dik-diks are common along the river banks.
Lodge: Ashnil Aruba Lodge
Day 6: Tsavo East –Mombasa
Early morning game drive. Soon after breakfast we proceed to Mombasa. Drop off at a beach hotel to start a beach holiday.
Hotel: Voyager Beach Resort
End of Safari
– Accommodation in lodges on full board basis while on safari
– Transport in a private safari minivan with open roof for better game viewing and photography
– All park entry fees and game drives
– Services of a professional English-speaking tour guide/driver
– Picnic lunches as indicated in itinerary
– Applicable government taxes and levies
– All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax / email bills etc.
– Optional cultural visit to Maasai villages
– Tips and gratuities lodge staff and driver-guide
– Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
– Any local or international flight and departure taxes
– Laundry services
– Personal travel insurance
– Any other item not included in our itinerary including extra excursions