3 DAYS TSAVO EAST AND WEST
Tsavo East is one of the national parks of Kenya that is well known for its unique safari experience. It has been one of the oldest parks of Kenya, since it was found in 1948. There is another side to this park which is known as the Tsavo West, the reason why it was divided into east and west was because of a railway passing between these two sides. Also, it is well known as the largest park of Kenya as it covers thousands of kilo meters of land and has almost four gates.
Day 1: Mombasa – Tsavo East
Leave very early in the morning from your beach hotel towards Mombasa-Nairobi highway to Bachuma Gate, the main gate of Tsavo East Park (area 13,747 sq km). It’s the biggest park in Kenya. Make game drive slowly, looking for lions, elephants, cheetahs, leopards, gazelles, antelopes and different kind of birds. Stop at Aruba Dam (main water body) for game viewing and photo taking. Later drive around the Tsavo River watching the animals drinking water and feed. Later drive to lodge/camp, after checking in take your lunch (buffet) and relax by pool watching the animals coming by the nearby water to quench their thirst. At 4 pm go for the evening game drive. Thereafter, come back to lodge/camp for dinner and overnight.
About Tsavo West
Tsavo West National Park is a wilderness featured in the southern parts of Kenya. It has vast inhabited plains which make it one of the favorite tourist destinations. The park stretches from Chyulu Hills to the Tanzanian border. It is a wild land of broken volcanic hills, and dense acacia woodland. The wildlife densities are lower compared to Tsavo East and Masai Mara but it provides diversity.
Day 2: Tsavo East – Tsavo West
Leave for the morning game drive, come back for breakfast and later leave the lodge/camp towards Tsavo West National park. Game drive en-route to lodge/camp. Check in for lunch, after lunch relax by swimming pool cooling your body and watching the animals drinking water by the nearby waterhole. Later go for the evening game drive, visiting the Rhino Sanctuary until 6pm, come back to lodge/camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Tsavo West – Mombasa
Very early in the morning take your breakfast and leave the lodge/camp to Mzima Springs for hippos and crocodiles. Take your nature walk at Mzima spring where all the water from Mt Kilimanjaro come underground then burst from the volcanic lava rocks therefore making big pool of water where you will find hippotamus, crocodiles and different kinds of birds. After walking at Mzima springs come back to your bus and drive out of Tsavo West National Park to Nairobi–Mombasa highway. Stop for extra lunch at Voi. Drive back to your coastal hotel.
Tour Price Includes:
Full board accommodation whilst on safari
Meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner.
Accommodation in double/twin/triple room sharing
All park entrance fees to include government taxes and service of an English, French or Germany speaking professional driver/guide.
Game drives as detailed in the itinerary.
Exclusive transport in a safari tour mini bus 4 x 4 with a game viewing roof hatch and UHF radio
Items of a personal nature