Ideally suited to those staying in Mombasa, this short safari travels through Tsavo East, Amboseli National Park, and Taita Hills. It is a compact trip but provides an excellent opportunity to view a diverse variety of wildlife and the overshadowing snow-capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Number of Days: 5 Days/4 nights Days of operation: Wednesday
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. 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 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.
Voi Safari Lodge - Tsavo East Strategically located in Tsavo East National Park the 50 room Voi Safari Lodge stands high above the town of Voi, and overlooks a vast expanse of African bush. With its large herds of elephant and buffalo and wide diversity of animal, bird and plant life, Tsavo is an ideal stop-over en route to/from Mombasa. From the lodge, you can look out onto the two water holes and see the ever-changing panorama of Africa unfold right before your eyes. There is a special viewing hide for camera enthusiasts, affording close-ups and excellent pictures of the wild animals as they come to drink.
Day 2. Tsavo East - Amboseli After an early breakfast, depart to Amboseli, Reaching 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. Late afternoon 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. Return to the camp as the sun sets.
Overnight at Amboseli Sentrim Camp or similar on a full board basis.
Sentrim Amboseli Camp Sentrim Amboseli is located on the border of Amboseli National Park, right near Kimana gate. The entirely new 60 luxurious and comfortable deluxe ensuite tents are evenly spread out with fantastic view of Mt Kilimanjaro. The main guest area consists of reception, lounge area, restaurant and bar lounge and gift shop.
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 gamedrive, this time with an opportunity to view nocturnal wildlife in their habitat.
Overnight at Sarova Taita Hills Safari Lodge on a full board basis.
Sarova Taita Hills Safari Lodge Taita Wildlife Sanctuary is spectacularly located at the foot of the Taita Hills and adjacent to Tsavo National Park. More than 50 species of large mammals inhabit the sanctuary, and these include lion, cheetah, elephant, leopard, buffalo and giraffe. Taita Hills Lodge, situated at the entrance to the wildlife sanctuary and recently refurbished to a high standard the accommodation is spacious and consists of 62 rooms, all with en suite facilities, balcony and views across the gardens. Public area offers a lounge, dining room, bar & shop. The swimming pool provide peaceful relaxation.
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.
Prices from €845 per person sharing, Safari only no flights included. Cost Includes: • 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 driverguide 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
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