4 Days Tsavo East – Amboseli National Park & Taita Hills Sanctuary from Diani/Mombasa Beach Hotel
You’ll be exploring the red soil plains of Tsavo East National Park, looking for the big cats and great patrolling groups of elephants. 4 Days You will travel through Amboseli National Park, Mombasa, and Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary in Kenya. Tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals, and others.
Tsavo East National Park is Kenya’s largest park and home to tales of fierce lions. There is so much wildlife to experience on its wild and rugged expanse. Amboseli National Park is Kenya’s second most popular park. Some say it’s because of the massive herds of elephants found here, others say the park’s smaller size affords active wildlife spotting.
- 4 Days
- Age 2+
- Tsavo East, Amboseli National Park & Taita Hills Sanctuary
- Park Fees
- 3 Nights' Accommodation on Full Board
- Bottle of water
- Professional driver guide
- Transport in 4x4 land cruiser
- Government tax and levies
- Air fares
- Personal Equipment
- Optional Activities
Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner
Drive north, towards Nairobi, following the route of the railway line built by the British late in the 19th century. The road passes through the warehouses and workshops on the outskirts of Mombasa, climbing steadily. Soon the vast plains of Tsavo become visible in the distance, with the rolling Taita Hills on the horizon. Enter Tsavo East National Park at the Bachuma Gate. Welcome to Africa, the safari has begun! Tsavo is the largest national park in Kenya, and it is split into East and West by the highway.
Arrive at the Lodge in time for lunch. Then, relax for a while before going back into the park for an afternoon game drive, returning to the lodge as the sun sets. Each room at the family-friendly Ashnil Aruba Lodge is designed to provide the utmost comfort ensuring a pleasant stay, with en-suite bathrooms and terraces overlooking the plains or the Aruba Dam across the River Voi.
This and other nearby watering holes are favorites for large mammals, especially the herds of elephants that are often dramatically colored red from the soil. You may also see zebras, giraffes, impala, gazelles, lesser kudu and the reserved but sometimes bad-tempered Cape buffalos. Lions, cheetah and the occasional leopards and a myriad species of birds are also residents of the park.
Dinner and overnight at the Safari Lodge or camp of your choice
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
We’ll arise early on our first safari morning to take full advantage of the dawning light and emerging animal life. We’ll enjoy breakfast and then a quick game drive as we exit Tsavo East. We’re now bound for Amboseli.
We’ll stop for some breaks on our trek to this very popular park. The imposing form of Mt Kilimanjaro will be our beacon guiding us to the park entrance. Arriving, we’ll freshen up before embarking on our first game drive at the foot of the iconic mountain.
Compared to Tsavo East, Amboseli is small, and its compact size has the advantage of affording us more opportunities to see the big game. However, you can’t miss the elephants at this reserve. They are in such abundance you’re guaranteed sightings!
And get your “Big Five” checklist out – if you missed any of them at Tsavo East, you just may spot them here.
Dinner and Overnight at your Amboseli safari lodge or tented camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Following an early morning game drive and breakfast, depart heading towards Taita Hills. Arrive in time for lunch, followed by 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 natural habitat.
Salt Lick Lodge is in the heart of the private sanctuary, which is adjacent to Tsavo West National Park. All rooms are built in two-story blocks from a central pond and linked together by elevated platforms that overlook a salt lick and a small waterhole, which is floodlit at night. Rooms are spacious and have all the necessary modern conveniences.
The restaurant, bar and main balconies have views over the waterhole and salt lick, which are constantly in use by the park’s wildlife. There is also an underground bunker with ground-level windows, allowing for unbelievably close but safe encounters.
Dinner and overnight at Saltlick Lodge.
We made an early start today to enjoy one last early morning game drive in the sanctuary, returning to the lodge for breakfast. Then, continue your journey to Mombasa Hotel, aiming to reach the drop off point.