5 Days Tsavo West-Amboseli & Tsavo East National Park from Diani/Mombasa Beach Hotel
Tsavo West National Park is big and beautiful with plenty of surprises. You’ll come upon glistening springs, volcanic lava beds and striking baobab trees. Amboseli National Park, where you’ll find lots of elephants but also hyena, fox, monkey, and baboon. Both these parks are an education in the great variety of Kenya’s wildlife. Tsavo East National Park, Kenya’s largest, is home not only to the famous Tsavo lions but also to hippo, crocodile and over 500 species of birds.
- 5 Days
- Age 2+
- Tsavo West, Amboseli National Park & Tsavo East National Park
- Park Fees
- 4 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
The safari begins with a pick-up at your beach hotel or resort. We’ll take the scenic Mombasa – Nairobi Highway, viewing farmlands and Kenya countryside along the way.
The journey includes several stops to stretch and get refreshments.
You’ll enjoy the landscape of Tsavo West almost as much as the wildlife. Here you’ll go on game drives over rolling hills and grassy savannah, passing volcanic lava beds and rich oases. Besides the big game, look for the smaller treasures like bush baby, lesser kudu and dik-dik.
After lunch, we’ll journey over to a special site in the park – the 90 sq. km rhino sanctuary. This protected enclosure holds over 80 of the endangered, nocturnal creatures. If we’re lucky, we’ll spot one of the immense but shy rhinos.
Dinner and overnight at your choice of safari lodge or tented camp.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
We’ll be up early to explore two national parks today!
One of the gems of Tsavo West is a spring-fed oasis called Mzima Springs. Mzima means “life” in Swahili, and here we will find many forms of life in these nourishing waters – hippo, crocodile, exotic fish and birds.
We’ll explore the shaded banks of the springs on foot and take in other wildlife like zebra and giraffe that are drawn here.
Our final game drive will take us to the park’s borders and a relatively short trip to Amboseli Park to the south.
You may be able to track your journey to the park as the great form of Mt. Kilimanjaro appears on the horizon. This largest peak in Africa is the grand backdrop to Amboseli and presents a majestic presence, framing the reserve’s wildlife. So be sure to have your camera ready.
We will have a relaxed afternoon watching wildlife. The park’s small size and sparse foliage will make game spotting easier. But it will be impossible to miss the immense elephants here. Amboseli is known to be the best spot in Africa to see free-ranging herds marching before you with their proudly held tusks.
Toward evening, the cloud cover masking Kilimanjaro’s snowy peak may drift away revealing one of Africa’s greatest treasures.
Dinner and overnight at the accommodation of your choice.
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
We’ll be up for a pre-breakfast game drive to catch the first stirrings and enjoy the filtered light of early morning. After a big safari breakfast at your accommodation, we’ll set out for a relaxed mid-morning drive.
This entire day will be spent on game drives, enjoying Amboseli diversity of wildlife. But there will also be time to relax as well. Just let us know how active… or relaxing you’d like your day to be.
Lunch follows, as does an afternoon safari. We’ll pass by or through the park’s 5 wildlife environments: wetlands, savannah, woodlands, thorn-bush and dry lakebed, ensuring us a variety of sights and animals.
Between drives, you can relax and enjoy other activities such as an optional visit to the local Maasai village to meet the people and learn about their distinctive herding culture.
We’ll enjoy a second night here in the park.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
We’ll be up early and if we’re lucky, a clear view of Kilimanjaro’s dazzling summit will greet us with the dawn. After a pre-breakfast game drive, we’ll eat and then exit the park.
Back on the Mombasa-Nairobi Highway, we’ll travel to Kenya’s largest park, Tsavo East. The terrain here is vast, rugged, and distinguished by its red-oxide soil. The elephants like to roll in it, and you’ll be entertained by their fashion show of a new red-dusted coating.
We’ll break to freshen up and enjoy lunch at our accommodation.
The afternoon will be an easy mix of game drives, stops to enjoy the African plains, and soon the African sunset.
Your driver/guide is always available for any questions you may have or special requests.
Dinner and overnight at the safari lodge or tented camp of your choice.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch
It’s our last safari day, so we’ll be up early to make the most of our time. We’re sure to visit the watering holes at Mudanda Rock and Aruba Dam. This is where hordes of wildlife visit to drink from the essential waters.
We’ll enjoy breakfast and then explore some more. The park’s sparse foliage and broad plains lend themselves to rich game viewing.
Lunch will be served at an open-air restaurant with large vistas of the park and surrounding area.
As our 5-day safari winds down, we’ll take an easy drive back to Mombasa and the Kenya Coast.
This is a good time to relax and perhaps reminisce about your adventure and the many sights you’ve collected over the days of your safari.
Dropp off by late afternoon or early evening, we will have you back at your Diani/Mombasa/Bamburi/Nyali/Galu/Tiwi Beach Hotel.