A short safari in the ideal extension to a beach stay at Mombasa, a safari in Tsavo East National Park renowned for its amazing vistas and great elephant sightings. You will have 2 nights in a lodge located on a hill offering spectacular views over the park.
Day 1 (Mombasa – Tsavo East)
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 (12,000sq 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 at Aruba Lodge on a full board basis.
Day 2 (Tsavo East – Amboseli)
After an early breakfast, depart to Amboseli.. 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 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 – Taita Hills Game Sanctuary)
Following an early morning gamedrive and breakfast, depart east to Taita Hills, arriving in time for lunch followed by is an afternoon game drive in the Sanctuary, returning to the lodge as the sun sets. After dinner set out on a night game drive, this time with an opportunity to view nocturnal wildlife in their habitat.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. End of services.
- Meet and greet services
- All transport and game drives on safari sector will be in a safari minibus with pop-up roof (maximum 7 passengers) with a Bi-lingual English speaking driver-guide on shared basis
- Guaranteed window seat
- Meals and accommodation as specified
- All park fees and government taxes
- ½ litre bottle mineral water per person per day on game drives
- Kenya Visas
- Driver-guide gratuities
- Drinks, dining rooms tips, porterage
- Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance
- Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
- Passengers should bring only soft sided bags**
The tour is modular and combines with other tours so there may be need for clients to change vehicles on occasion