This tour takes you to
visit 4 National parks located in the southern of Kenya, where you will
stay for 3 nights in Amboseli National Park and 1 night in Tsavo West
National Park 1 night Salt lick with game drives. Accommodation can be either at luxury,
standard lodges or camping as per your choice.
On this safari you will visit one of the main sources of water supply in Mombasa Kenya that is the mzima springs. you will also visit Amboseli National Park and get a glimpse of the Mount. Kilimanjaro. 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: Nairobi
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights Tsavo West - Amboseli - Tsavo East Lodge Safari Mombasa
Departure Time: 0800 Hrs (possible to leave earlier than)
Minimum Persons Required: 2Accommodations: Luxury lodge
Best Time: All round the year
4 Days Tsavo West,
Amboseli, Tsavo East Safari from Mombasa
Day 1: MOMBASA - TSAVO WEST (240 kms, Appx. 5 hrs)
Your 4 days, 3 nights Kenya Coast Tsavo East/Tsavo West national parks road safari departs from Mombasa and the Kenyan coast beach hotel.......
Depart the Kenya Coast for the inland Kenya safari tour via the Mombasa-Nairobi highway. The 240 km, 4-hour journey through tarmac and gravel roads will be broken en-route on a refreshments stopover. We will enter the Tsavo West and commence game viewing towards the direction of your accommodation base. After check in, we will freshen up and enjoy a buffet lunch.
Here, laws of the jungle apply. Activities cease when the sun is up. In the late afternoon, we will venture out to the Rhino Sanctuary with some game viewing en-route to try your chances at spotting this endangered species. It’s game viewing with the throws of sunset as we head back to our bases for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: TSAVO WEST - AMBOSELI (140 kms, 3 hrs)
Sunset finds us ready and out for our pre-breakfast game viewing drive. We will visit the Mzima Springs and explore on foot this volcanic wonder marveling at the hippos, crocodiles, exotic fish, and tropical vegetation together with resident and migratory bird species. We return to our base for breakfast before checking out and proceeding further south to the Amboseli National Park.
The 2-hour journey on gravel tracks gets us to our accommodation bases in Amboseli. We will check in, freshen up, enjoy lunch, and relax bidding our time for the natural circus that awakens when the sun begins its journey down. Your game viewing drive will be short, detailed, and comprehensive. Amboseli is small and sparse of vegetation, animal spotting is easy and fast, the Mt. Kilimanjaro in it’s majesty will shear off the clouds, snow will gleam on it’s peak and Africa in all it’s splendor will be smiling at you. It is a sight to behold, a photographers moment for those magical memories. We will return to the base for meals and overnight.
Day 3: AMBOSELI - TSAVO EAST (300 kms, 5½ hrs)
Dawn at Amboseli: Yet another date with Kilimanjaro. We will game watch as we exit after a hearty breakfast. A bumpy start before we re-join the highway, Nairobi – Mombasa, for your last leg; the Tsavo East National Park. Arrival at your base for check-in, freshening up, lunch and relaxation. Your next appointment with nature begins at about 1600hrs.
Your evening game drive will be slow and appreciative “no hurry in Africa” is the norm now. No clamor for snaps, we will drink in the serenity of the jungle while reflecting on the essence of nature. Your driver guide will be more informative on animal behavior and keen on pointing out characteristics. We return to our base for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: TSAVO EAST - MOMBASA (170 kms, 3 hrs)
Dawn finds us ready for our early morning game viewing drive. Tsavo is expansive and open. We will explore this vastness in a relaxed style with more time spent at our sightings. We return to your base and check out.
A last lap of honour will follow in your optional post-breakfast game drive followed by a long lunch and a relaxed drive back to the Coast. We will be dropped off at your respective hotels.
Transport in our customized safari mini-bus.
Services of a driver/ guide.
accommodation in your safari lodge or tented camp
Park entrance fees.
All meals on safari.
Pick up and drop off at respective hotel, residence.
All bottled drinks.
Items and services of a personal nature.
Tips and gratuities
Amboseli National Park is a very popular Kenya safari reserve because of the stunning view it displays of nearby Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest freestanding mountain. When you go on your Amboseli Safari, be sure to get the famous photograph of elephants with the unforgettable views of Kilimanjaro in the background!
Streams from Kilimanjaro surface in the centre of Amboseli, creating swamps that attract and support a rich diversity of wild animals and birdlife.
As Amboseli is easily accessible, it forms a popular part of many of our safari itineraries. Amboseli is one of the smaller game parks in Kenya and the vegetation ensures that the animals are easy to spot. Lions can easily be found and can occasionally be watched stalking their prey.
Buffalo, zebra, giraffe, gazelle and other plains game are plentiful in the park and hippos live in the open waters and swamp channels. The elephants found here are surprisingly relaxed around safari vehicles; they were largely unaffected by ivory poaching and have some of the largest tusks.
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.