4 DAYS TSAVO EAST / TSAVO WEST / TAITA HILS
Day 1. MOMBASA – TSAVO EAST
You will be picked from the hotel early in the morning at 6:00am and drive to Tsavo East. Arrive in time for game drive immediately after park entrance formalities at the gate. Lunch at Voi safari Lodge and watch animals drinking water at the water hales. After lunch proceed with game drive from 3.30pm until 6.30pm with chances of seeing some of the big 5 and many other animals.
Tsavo East is located 333 km from Nairobi and 160km from Mombasa, it is one of the largest national parks in Kenya and covers an area of about 11,747 square kilometers. The park contains some fantastic terrain, including rivers, lakes, tarns, glaciers and peaks with a wide variety of vegetation, including grasslands, acacia vegetation, open plains and savanna. It is therefore recognized as one of the world’s leading bio-diversity strongholds. The park is also one of Kenya’s oldest national parks – it was opened in April 1948. Covering an area of about 40% of al land covered by Kenyan national parks, this park is a popular safari destination, especially due to easy accessibility from the coast. Spectacular views are yet another reason why droves of photographers frequent the park. Some of the popular destinations within the park include the Mudanda Rock and the Yatta Plateau, which is the world’s largest lava flow. Luggard’s Falls on the Galana River include shapely water-worn rocks. Visitors can view a variety of animals at the park, including elephant, rhino if lucky, lion, leopard, crocodile, waterbuck, kudu, gerenuk, zebra and Aruba Hunter’s hartebeest. You will observe the large herds of Red Elephants (Red due to red dust of tsavo) There are also about 500 species of birds, including the ostrich, and migratory birds like kestrels and buzzards. Diner and overnight at Sentrim Tsavo Camp
Day 2. TSAVO EAST – TSAVO WEST
Have an early morning game drive at 6:30 am until 8:00 am time for breakfast. After breakfast you will check out of the lodge and depart Tsavo West National Park. Arrive in time for a short game drive on route to the lodge for check in and lunch. After lunch you will relax until 3:30pm time for an afternoon game drive until 6:30pm.
Tsavo West National Park is covering a large area consisting of diverse terrains; the park stretches 9,065 square kilometers at a distance of about 240 km from Nairobi and about 255km from Mombasa. It provides diverse habitats for its animals as altitude ranges from 500 ft to 6,000 ft above sea level. There are rivers, forests, lakes, wooded grasslands and mountains, each harboring a distinct set of animals. The park became famous through the notorious “Man Eaters of Tsavo” incident at the turn of the century, when man-eating lions were preying on the workers building the great Kenya-Uganda Railway. This incident was also depicted in the popular movie “Ghost and the Darkness. You can enjoy exploring the Chaimu volcanic crater. You can also explore the Shetani Lava Flow and a variety of caves in the park and also visit the Mzima springs, a water source from Mt. Kilimanjaro. There is a quite a variety of wildlife and birdlife in the park. Over 600 species of birds have been recorded. Moreover, game viewing is fairly easy. Animals include the leopard, cheetah, buffalo, rhino, elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion, crocodile, mongoose, hyrax, dik dik and porcupine. The Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary is another safe haven for rhinos. Finally, the park offers excellent views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Diner and overnight at Kilaguni Serena Lodge
Day 3. TSAVO WEST – TAITA HILLS
Have an early morning game drive from 6:30am to 8.00amtime for breakfast. After breakfast. Depart for Taita hills Game reserve for lunch at Taita hills lodge. After lunch embark for an afternoon game drive from 3:30pm to 6:30pm. Taita hills game sanctuary is a private game reserve managed privately by Sarova Hotels, taken over from Hilton. The sanctuary boasts for big game, which includes Lion, cheetah, Elephants, Buffaloes and many more wild animals and bird life. (Optional you can go for a hot air balloon ride), this can be arranged in advance at extra cost in our office upon booking the safari. Dinner and overnight at Saltlick Lodge
Day 4. TAITA HILLS – MOMBASA.
Early morning game drive at 6:30am until 8:00am time for Breakfast. After breakfast proceed with game drive enroute Mombasa, you will have lunch on the way. After lunch it’s bye bye and drive back to Mombasa. Arrive in your hotel in the evening.
Transport and game drives in a 9-seater safari mini bus with a pop up roof, Accommodation on full board, all meals, park entrance fees, service of an English speaking driver guide, bottled drinking water in a cool box whilst on game drives and extra lunch on the last day of safari.
Drinks, cigarettes, tips, Masai village and things of personal use