NUMBER OF DAYS: 4 Days/3 nights
Safari Departure and Arrival timings:
Departs on Day 01 0730hrs approx.
Returns on Day 04 1630hrs approx. into Mombasa Town. (onward flights to be booked 1900hrs onwards)
Pick up point: North or South Coast Hotel or Moi Airport
Drop off point: North or South Coast Hotel or Moi Airport
Day 1 Mombasa – Tsavo East
After an early breakfast, pick up from your North/South coast beach hotel or Airport and depart. Drive north, along the main highway towards Nairobi, following the route of the railway line built by the British late in the nineteenth century. The road passes through the warehouses and workshops on the outskirts of Mombasa, climbing steadily and soon the vast plains of Tsavo become visible in the distance, with the rolling Taita Hills on the horizon. Enter Tsavo East National Park (12,000 sq kms) at Buchuma Gate, here the driver will open the roof of your bus, so you can stand up with the wind in your hair. Welcome to Africa, the safari has begun! Tsavo is the largest national park in Kenya and is split into East and West by the highway. You will arrive at your lodge in time for lunch and later enjoy time for relaxation before setting off back into the park for your afternoon game drive. Return to the lodge as the sun sets.
Overnight Voi Safari Lodge or similar on a full board basis.
Day 2 Tsavo East – Amboseli
After an early breakfast, depart to Amboseli National Park. Join the main highway and continue northwards, passing Hunters Lodge, the sight of the infamous ‘Man eaters of Tsavo’ incident where lions attacked the workers building the railway, made famous in a Hollywood movie. Reach the township of Emali, You will leave the main road and head south into Amboseli national park. If the weather is clear you’ll catch sight of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro directly ahead. Entering at Irenito gate you will enjoy game viewing on route to your camp, arriving in time for lunch. After some time for relaxation or a dip in the inviting swimming pool, set out back into the national park for a game drive. Taking you across this vast lakebed often dry, but still very swampy in areas. Amboseli is best known for its great herds of elephant you’ll often find many of them standing knee deep in the water, spraying themselves to keep cool. But there’s a lot of other game here too cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, many types of gazelle and other plains game and it’s all set against the amazing backdrop of majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. Return to the camp as the sun sets.
Overnight at Amboseli Sentrim Camp or similar on a full board basis.
Day 3 Amboseli – Tsavo West
An early departure after breakfast takes you east, across the spectacular Shetani lava flow, reminder of the molten outpouring that spilled down the scenic slopes of the nearby Chyulu Hills over the last three centuries. A zig zagging road through scrub thorn and acacia leads you into Tsavo National Park, which together (East and West) form the largest of Kenya’s parks. Spotting game as you go, especially gerenuk, Lunch at Kilaguni Lodge, after lunch there will be a game drive in the park and a visit to Mzima Springs with its underwater viewing holes and arrive at your lodge as the sun sets.
Overnight at Sarova Taita Hills Safari Lodge on a full board basis.
Day 4 Taita Hill – Mombasa
After breakfast enjoy a morning game drive in the sanctuary returning to the lodge for lunch before continuing your journey to Mombasa, aiming to reach your beach hotel late afternoon.
Drop of at your North/South coast beach hotel.
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