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4 DAYS SAVANNAH PARKS (TSAVO EAST & WEST)

Day 1

3 Days safari to Tsavo West and Tsavo East National Park Safari from Nairobi is a trip to the largest park in Kenya called Tsavo National Park located 233 km South of Nairobi and 250 km north of Mombasa on the main Nairobi Mombasa road. The park is divided into two Tsavo West and Tsavo East National Parks for administrative purposes.

Nairobi – Drive to Tsavo West National Park

Pick up from Nairobi city or at the airport and proceed to the Tsavo West National Park via the Nairobi-Mombasa road. Enter the park at Mtito Gate and start your game drive en-route to your lodge or camp.
Arrive and check in good time for lunch at Ngulia safari lodge. Have some rest time followed by an extensive game drive later in the afternoon. Visit the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary, a 70km square fenced area where Tsavo’s growing population of endangered black rhino are inching their way back from the chasm of extinction that was forced upon them by rampant poaching in the 1960’s. Wildlife present in this park includes elephant, giraffe, buffalo, antelope, and lion among others. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2

Tsavo West – Drive to Tsavo East National Park

Take an early breakfast then check out of your lodge. Have a morning game drive en route to Tsavo East National Park with a visit to the Mzima springs. The springs are fed daily by 250 million liters of water gushing from the Chyulu Hills that provide an oasis of green, an underwater hippo viewing chamber, two nature trails and some unique picnic spots.

The molten lava that forms the Shetani Lava Flow spewed from the earth just 200 years ago and was thought by the local people to be the work of the devil, hence its name which means devil in Swahili. Proceed to your next destination Tsavo East National Park arriving in time for lunch.

Check in to your lodge and have restful lunch before the afternoon game drive. The park is famous for the ‘Man-eaters’ where railway workers were attacked and killed by man eating lions. A group of male lion which hunted human rather than livestock, evaded traps and capture for many months. The man-eaters were eventually shot by Lt. John Henry Patterson, but the legacy lives on.

A variety of animals can be seen in the park such as lions, leopard, cheetah, zebras, giraffes, serval, antelopes, lesser kudu, Oryx, klipspringer, impala, stripped hyena, ostriches, gazelles, buffalos, elephants among others. A variety of migratory and native birds are also seen. Enjoy your afternoon game drive till sunset then back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3

Tsavo East – Full day

After breakfast proceed for an extensive game drive within Tsavo East National Park. Your lunch will be pre-packed for a picnic lunch. There are many interesting aspects in the open areas of Tsavo East including the spine of the Yatta Plateau, one of the world’s longest lava flows.

The Athi River flanked by stately doum palms which, near the Manyani gate forms the Lugard Falls, a long stretch of rippling white water cataracts and a favorite haunt for sunbathing crocodiles. Mudanda Rock which is sometimes referred to as the miniature of Ayers rock in Australia is almost 2km long out of the surrounding landscape. Lugard Falls gush through a small fissure, narrow enough for the foolhardy to leap across, before dropping to crocodile point below, where the river was changed its name and is named after Britain’s first proconsul in East Africa, Captain Lugard.

Return to the lodge late afternoon and relax as you reminisce the day’s events.

Later dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 4

Tsavo East – Nairobi

After breakfast, check out of lodge and exit the park with a game drive en-route.

Proceed with your safari to Nairobi. A farewell lunch will be served at the famous Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi before transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight back home.

Your safari cost includes;

  • Extensive game drives
  • Entry park fees
  • Pre tour itinerary document
  • All meals included on safari
  • Round trip to Tsavo West National park from Nairobi
  • Guaranteed comfortable safari mini-van with open top
  • Full board accommodation of your choice in Tsavo West and East National Park

Your safari cost excludes;

  • International flights
  • Medical insurances
  • Tips
  • Sundowner bush cocktails and dinner
  • Cost of obtaining passports and visas
  • Items of personal nature