Departure city: Mombasa, Kenya | 3 days | Departure: Feb 18, 2018
Accommodation: Budget | National Parks: Tsavo East, Tsavo West | Special Interest: Wildlife Safari
* based on 6 participants
Tsavo East National Park together with Tsavo West National Park form one of the world’s largest national parks, covering a massive 4% of Kenya. Tsavo East is the larger of the two. The wildlife found in this park includes large herds of elephants, maneless lions, hippos, giant crocodiles and an assortment of bird life among others. This park boasts of the largest herds of elephants in Kenya which are red in colour as a result of spraying themselves with the rusty red soil of the park in order to keep cool and deter parasites.
Tsavo West is characterized by a rugged arid landscape with vast areas of lower altitudes of Kenya. This park is marked with, a number of rocky outcrops and volcanic hills. The wildlife found in this park includes elephants, maneless lions, rhinos, leopards, giraffes, hippo, reptiles and an assortment of birdlife among others.
Day 1: Coast to Tsavo East
We leave early in the morning and drive on the Mombasa Nairobi highway to enter Tsavo East Bachuma Gate with a game drive en-route to our camp. After lunch, there is an afternoon game drive before returning to your camp for dinner and a campfire. Game to be seen include elephant, zebra, buffalo, giraffe and lion.Your camp or lodge will provide comfort in the bush.
Day 2: Tsavo East to Tsavo West
After breakfast in the camp, we drive through Tsavo east to the Sabaki river and Lugard Falls to see hippo and crocodile. Continuing on our game drive we arrive at Voi Safari Lodge for lunch. After lunch, we drive in the afternoon part way on the main road before entering Tsavo West. There is a drive through the park area en route to your next camp. Dinner and campfire at your camp or lodge.
Day 3: Morning Game Drive in Tsavo West & Return to Coast in the Afternoon
We are up early for a guided walk through the bush with a local guide and then return to the camp for breakfast. After breakfast, we have a full morning game drive with the opportunity to see more game. Lunch is at the camp and after lunch, we depart to return to the coast and our hotel arriving in the late afternoon.
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.
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Voi Safari 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.
Price of the entire trip: 421 $ p.p. with 6 people on board.
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A little bit about Tsavo
Tsavo is a region of Kenya located at the crossing of the Uganda Railway over the Tsavo River, close to where it meets the Athi River. Tsavo means “slaughter” in the language of the Kamba people. Until the British put an end to the slave trade in the late 19th century, Tsavo was continually crossed by caravans of Arab slavers and their captives. Two national parks, Tsavo East and Tsavo West, are nearby.
Typical flora of the region includes, Acacia, Myrrh and Baobab. Regarding typical fauna, you can find; the African bush elephant, the Masai giraffe, Cape buffalo, Gazelle, Klipspringer, Kudu, African leopard, Tsavo lions, Tanzanian cheetah and Tsetse fly. The native human inhabitants in the region are called the ‘Waata’, meaning a ‘bow-hunting people.