5 Days Tsavo West - Tsavo East - Amboseli Safari

Departure city: Mombasa, Kenya | 5 days | Departure: Apr 20, 2018

Accommodation: Budget | National Parks: Tsavo East, Tsavo West, Amboseli NP | Special Interest: Wildlife Safari

only$ 1280

* based on 6 participants

who’s going

Discover in 5 days a few of Kenya’s miraculous National Parks. For sure you will meet plenty of wildlife in their natural habitat. From big mammals to the small birds, you will find them all in these parks. We will start the trip with a day and night at Tsavo West:

Tsavo West which is one of Kenya’s larger national parks (9065km2) has a wide variety of landscapes including swamps, natural springs, rocky peaks, volcanic cones and others. It is not only famous for its dramatic scenery, wilderness but also for a good mix of predators such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas as well as lesser kudus, gazelles, impalas. Moreover, elephants, rhinos, zebras, oryxs, and giraffes can be seen in the park too. The second day we’re heading from Tsavo West to Tsavo East:

The sight of dust-red elephant wallowing, rolling and spraying each other with the midnight blue waters of palm-shaded Galana River is one of the most evocative images in Africa. This, along with the 300 kilometers long Yatta Plateau, the longest lava flow in the world, make for an adventure unlike any other in the Tsavo East. The park forms the largest protected area in Kenya and is home to most of the larger mammals, vast herds of dust-red elephant, Rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, pods of hippo, crocodile, waterbucks, lesser Kudu, gerenuk and the prolific bird life features 500 recorded species. After enjoying Tsavo East, we will continue the trip on the third day to Amboseli National Park:

The Amboseli National Park belongs to the elite of Kenya’s national parks. It’s greatly known for its accessibility to the hundreds of big-tusked elephants and closely bordered against, Mount Kilimanjaro (5895m). With clear weather (usually at dawn and/or dusk), you will be awed by the stunning views of Africa’s highest peak.

The park is also home to an abundance of wildlife, apart from the guaranteed elephant sightings, you’ll also see wildebeest and zebras, with a reasonable chance to catch some lions and hyenas. The park is also home to over 370 bird species. So at the end of this 5 days, you will be an unforgettable experience richer!

Day 1: Mombasa to Tsavo West National park
After an early breakfast depart 0600 hrs for Tsavo West National Park which lies roughly half way between coast and Nairobi. Mzima Springs, the chief marvel here is a favorite haunt of hippos and crocodiles. Arrival at your Lion bluff’s Lodge will be in time for lunch. An early evening game drive to see large herds of elephants, buffalo, common waterbuck, eland, rhino and wide variety of antelope. Return to Ngulia lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Tsavo West to Tsavo East National park
We depart the lodge soon after breakfast and proceed to Tsavo East National park. Game is viewed as we exit the park. Dinner and overnight stay at Voi wildlife Lodge. This park was famed for its large herds of elephant covered in red dustand fine scenery. We visit the scenic Lugards Falls, Mudanda Rocks (attracts elephants in the drier season) and Aruba Dam. 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.

Day 3: Tsavo East to Amboseli
An early pre- game drive. The day starts with an early breakfast before setting off for Amboseli with a short exit game viewing drive. At the Amboseli accommodation we freshen up and relax before venturing out for a short game viewing drive. Afternoon game viewing drives at the Amboseli national park. The Park is small and open with game being easily seen. Mount Kilimanjaro provides the ultimate scenic background for amateur and professional photography……what you missed at the Tsavo East may be found here! Overnight at your Amboseli safari tented camp.

Day 4: Amboseli National Park
A day of game drives in this park which contains swamp grounds in which elephants and hippos bathe in abundance. A variety of plains game, antelopes and birds can also be seen and Mt. Kilimanjaro’s peak too if weather conditions permit. We will cater for picnic lunches return to overnight at the campsite.

Day 5: Amboseli to Nairobi
Early morning game viewing and then return to the lodge for a full breakfast. Later we will drive back to Nairobi to proceed to Mombasa for beach holiday by road. We will drop you off at Emali to board a bus to Mombasa, or at the airport to get you on a connecting flight to Mombasa. And then it’s the end of this unforgettable safari! 

Ngulia lodge
Ngutuni Lodge is located 15 minutes from Tsavo east main gate and 1hr from Tsavo west and Taita Hills with 48 rooms all built in blocks. Ngutuni is one of the lodges situated in the land of history where the European army camped during the construction of the Kenya Uganda railway where many locals and Indians were eaten by the man-eaters of Tsavo but the lodge has finally converted the guns into cameras.

The lodge has 48 rooms built of blocks all facing the waterhole where animals come to drink water and the endless Savannah of the Tsavo National Park.All the rooms are fully furnished with a bathroom, shower, one double and one single bed each with a telephone and balcony with a perfect undisturbed game viewing.
For more information, click here.

Voi Wildlife lodge
Voi Safari Lodge is located in Tsavo East National Park on top of a rocky hill with 52 en-suite standard rooms. For more information regarding this accommodation, click here.

Amboseli Sopa lodge/tented camp

Price of the entire trip: $1280 *with 6 people on board.
Gather your friends or join with other travelers on this trip to bring the price down!

Terms & conditions

  • A better price for everyone! Get a refund for every additional traveler joining your trip.
  • The overall rate of this trip, with every additional passenger, gradually decreases
  • This trip will be paid via Direct Pay Online, an easy & reliable service that all modes of payments, all cards, mobile money, all currencies, mobile apps & card readers.
  • This trip is based on a shared usage of rooms – a single usage of rooms will result in an additional fee.

Inclusive: 

  • Park fees
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation including meals and water

Exclusive:

  • Visas
  • Other drinks
  • Tips for guide & driver

 

CHECKLIST

Here are some of our recommendations to you for getting through a safari:

  • Plenty of sun protection, lotion or cream (High SPF).
  • A wide-brimmed hat to shade you from the sun, this should have string/straps if standing in the van or jeep as it could be blown off.
  • A good pair of sunglasses as you are on the equator where the sun is very strong. Prescription sun spectacles are not recommended as may scratch or fall off the vehicles.
  • Bottle’s or jugs of water to keep you hydrated. Spending a lot of time in the sun, even when wearing hats and sunglasses will dehydrate you in most cases.
  • A fleece/jumper/sweater for the early morning (or a safari jacket) and evening game drives, as it tends to get very chilly, especially in the highlands and in the Masai Mara.
  • Shorts and t-shirts or light trousers for the daytime.
  • Long trousers and long or short-sleeved shirts for the evening and protection from mosquitoes
  • Plenty of film or flash card memory for your camera and a battery charger for all electronic devices.
  • Swimming costumes/bathing suits as most of the lodges and camps have swimming pools.
  • A good pair of binoculars (there’s usually just one pair in vehicles).
  • A pair of safari shoes or trekking boots.
  • A pack of wet wipes.
  • Mosquito repellent.

TIPPING GUIDELINES

The following amounts should only be used as a guideline, but of course, for outstanding personal service, you are more than welcome to give a higher tip:

  •  Porterage                   US$ 1.00 per bag
  •  Dining room staff         US$ 1.00 per person per day
  •  Your driver/tour guide   US$ 10.00 per person per day