This tour takes you to
visit 2 National parks located in the southern of Kenya, where you will
stay for 2 nights in Tsavo East National Park and 1 night in Tsavo West
National Park with game drives. Accommodation can be either at luxury,
standard lodges or camping as per your choice.
You will enjoy and experience nature, wildlife, habit and habitat of the fauna and flora in the natural areas, also peoples and culture. Availability 90%
Minimum Rate Per Adult: US$
Departing From: Mombasa
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights Tsavo East - Salt Lick - Taita Hills Lodge Safari
Departure Time: 0800 Hrs (possible to leave earlier than)
Minimum Persons Required: 2Accommodations: Luxury lodge
Best Time: All round the year
3 days Tsavo east and
Taita Hills Salt lick safari
Day 1: Mombasa - Tsavo East
Depart from Mombasa early in the morning. Continue on to the Tsavo East National Park. Enter the Tsavo East through Bachuma gate and commence your game viewing drive immediately. Game drives in search for lions, elephants giraffe, buffalo e.t.c. Lunch will be at Voi Safari Lodge. After lunch, depart for afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the Voi safari lodge.
Day 2: Tsavo East - Taita Hills Salt Lick Game Sanctuary
Early pre-breakfast game drive. Return to Voi safari lodge in Tsavo east for breakfast. Mid morning game drive as you exit tsavo east for Taita hills salt lick game sanctuary proceed with game viewing as you drive towards Taita Hills Lodge for Check-in and lunch. An afternoon game in tha Taita hills Salt lick game sanctuary. Dinner and overnight at Saltlick lodge.
Day 3: Taita Hills Salt Lick Game Sanctuary - Mombasa
Pre-breakfast game drive. Return to the lodge for breakfast and proceed for a morning game drive and drive out of the game sanctuary. Lunch at a hotel in Voi town. After lunch depart for Mombasa arriving late in the afternoon.
Price will include:
Transport by a safari van
Park entry fees
Accommodation on Full Board Basis
Soft & alcoholic drinks
Masai village tour costs
Things of personal nature
Tips and other gratitude
Salt Lick Safari Lodge
Salt Lick Safari Lodge is adjacent to Tsavo National Park, in Taita hill salt Lick Sanctuary, 7 km. from Taita Hills Hilton Safari Lodge, a 4 3/4 hour drive from Nairobi, and two hours from Mombassa, and 1 hour from Voi Railway Station.
Flanked by the craggy Taita Hills, the park offers a safe haven for a wide variety of animals and birds in a compact area of natural beauty.
Salt Lick Safari Lodge's facilities include the Bura Restaurant, serving international and local cuisine. the building has a specially elevated construction for full viewing of animals at the Salt Lick water holes. There is a private airstrip at Taita Hills Safari Lodge, and the adjacent private Wildlife sanctuary.
There are 96 rooms each with private bath, shower, balcony & each has panoramic views over the Tsavo National Park. Champagne breakfast, barbecue lunch and "Out of Africa" dinners can be arranged on request. Day and night game drives and balloon safaris around the game sanctuary are available to see the wide range of wild animals in their natural habitat.
Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
This privately owned sanctuary is 17,000 hectares of rolling savanna accented by dramatic rocky outcrops and small plateaus, a favourite with the lions. As there is plenty of water many animals shelter there including large herds of elephant and many other plains game migrate to the sanctuary from Tsavo each year. Because the sanctuary is privately managed there are fewer vehicles on game drives. The wardens employed to keep track of the animals are in touch with the drivers and pass on information of their whereabouts which can make game drives very exciting and satisfying. Night game viewing and drives are possible from here.
Tsavo West National
The Land of Lava, Man-eaters, Springs and much more...
Tsavo West National Park covers 7065 km2, approximately 30% of Kenya's area under parks, and contains a diversity of habitats, wildlife and a mountainous scenic landscape.
The park is a vast expanse of savanna stretching from Mtito Andei, along the Mombasa-Nairobi road and south to the Tanzanian border. The North Eastern boundary along the Highway adjoins Tsavo East National Park, but Tsavo West has a more varied topography and a more diverse array of habitats than its neighbour.
The park's habitats include open plains alternating with Savannah bush and semi desert scrub, acacia woodlands; rocky ridges and outcrops and more extensive ranges and isolated hills; belts of riverine vegetation; palm thickets and on the Chyulu hills, mountain forest.
There are numerous rocky outcrops and ridges and part of the park, towards the Chyulu Hills, is of recent volcanic origin with lava flows and ash cones including the Shetani lava flow, an example of a recent volacano.
In the far south western corner on the Kenya Tanzania border is Lake Jipe, part of which is in the park. This very attractive lake is fed by runoff from Mt. Kilimanjaro and the North Pare mountains.
At Mzima Springs, in the North of the park, water that has filtered underground from the Chyulu Hills gushes from below a lava ridge into a series of clear pools.
South Eastern Kenya, inland from Mombasa, and the altitude ranges between 200 - 1000m.
Temperature ranges from 20 - 30o C and rainfall from 200mm - 700mm. Two ran seasons: Long rains - March/April & Short rains - Nov/December.
HOW TO GET THERE
The main access routes are through Chyulu Gate from Amboseli and Mtito Andei Gate from Nairobi (240 km) and Mombasa. Visitors from Mombasa also use Tsavo Gate near Manyani. The park can also be reached via Taveta-Voi road through Maktau, Ziwani and Jipe gates.
Kamboyo, Kilaguni, Tsavo Gate, Jipe, Kasigau, Finch Hottons, Ziwani and Maktau airstrips are in good condition.
Chyulu, Mtito Andei, Tsavo, Jipe, Maktau Gate, Kasigau and Ziwani Gates.
Recent volcanoes, lava flows and caves with potential for geological and cave exploration, and hiking. Mzima Springs & underwater hippo watching, Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary, Lake Jipe, Mt. Kilimanjaro, elephant, rhino, diverse bird and plant species. And if lucky - Wild dogs.
Ngulia Lodge; Kilaguni Serena Lodge; Severin Safari Camp/Lodge; Finch Hattons.
Lake Jipe (public); Kamboya (public); Royal Little (special); Simba (special); Kenge (special); Kudu (special).
Kamboyo guesthouse; Tsavo West Information Visitor Centre.
Lake Jipe; Kitani; Ngulia.
Poachers look out; Chaimu Crater; Shetani Lava Flow; Roaring Rocks; Mzima Springs; Visitor Information Centre Picnic Site.
Most of the northern sector is Acacia commiphora bushland with scattered trees such as baobabs - Adansonia digitata and Delonix elata. In the Ngulia area, a range of craggy hills reaches around 1800m and is heavily wooded. The southern sector consists of open grassy plains. The permanent tsavo river runs through the northern part of the park with a fringe of riverine Acacia elatior and Hyphaene compressa woodland. Lake Jipe is bordered by extensive beds to Typha and has large permanent swamps at its eastern and western ends. Mzima springs, is fringed by Raphia farinifera and Phoenix reclinata palms.
Boat excursion at lake Jipe; Bird watching at lake Jipe; Annual bird ringing at Ngulia lodge; Hill and rock climbing at Chaimu and Ngulia Hills.
Accommodations in Tsavo
Finch Hatton's Finch Hatton's
Found at the foot of the Chyulu Hills rests the friendly luxury tented lodge of Finch Hattons. From Mombasa or Nairobi Finch Hattons is in the heart of Tsavo.
Voyager Safari Camp
Voyager Safari Camp offers a tranquil retreat in one of the wildest places left on Earth. It has excellent view of the overlooking mystical Mount Kilimanjaro.
In the heart of the Tsavo National Park lies Kilaguni Lodge, a Tsavo landmark, where you are assured a memorable experience.