Amboseli is often called the ‘Land of Giants’ – due to the impressive elephants here carrying massive tusks. The animals are set against breathtaking vistas of Mt Kilimanjaro, which makes an awesome backdrop to the small park. Aside from elephants, many plains animals are easy to spot. Tsavo West is “Land of Lava, Springs, Man-Eaters & Magical Sunsets”.
From the sight of fifty million gallons of crystal clear water gushing out of from the under parched lava rock that is the Mzima Springs to the Shetani lava flows, Tsavo West is a beautiful, rugged wilderness. The sight of dust-red elephant wallowing, rolling and spraying each other with the midnight blue waters of palm-shaded Galana River is one of the most evocative images in Africa. This, along with the 300 kilomtere long Yatta Plateau, the longest lava flow in the world, make for an adventure unlike any other in the Tsavo East.
7:30 AM (Flexible).
2:00 PM (Flexible).
Airport pick-ups and drop-offs
A private, well-versed tour guide, Kenyan and multi-lingual
Accomodation as outlined in the itinerary
All meals as indicated in the itinerary
Park entrance fees for non-residents
Drinking water (1 L per person per day).
International flight tickets and visa costs.
Tips, drinks, laundry, calls, and all such costs of a personal nature.
Credit Card Surcharge of 5 to 7% will apply or Bank Transfer Fees of USD 50.
Covid 19 Tests
Day 1: Nairobi - Amboseli
Pick up from your hotel at 0700 hrs and drive to Amboseli via Mombasa road to reach Amboseli in good time for lunch. Lunch at a camp followed by full afternoon game drives. Amboseli Park (at 392 sq km) is the second most popular park in Kenya after Maasai Mara, mainly due to the spectacular backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro on the southern boundary.
You will spend the full day in Amboseli with early morning and evening game drives. Whilst in the park, you will have the opportunity to photograph the full animals against the wonderful backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro.
After an early breakfast depart for Tsavo West National Park which lies roughly half way between Nairobi and the Coast. Mzima Springs, the chief marvel here is a favorite haunt of hippos and crocodiles. . Arrival at Serena Kilaguni Safari Lodge in time for lunch. After lunch visit Mzima Springs, Shetani Lava flow & Chaimu Lava flows. An early evening game drive to see large herds of elephants, buffalo, common waterbuck, eland, rhino and wide variety of antelope. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
We depart the lodge soon after breakfast and proceed to Tsavo East National park. Game is viewed as we exit the park. This park was famed for its large herds of elephant covered in red dust and fine scenery. We visit the scenic Lugards Falls, Mudanda Rocks (attracts elephants in the drier season) and Aruba Dam as we view game if time permits.
Full day spent exploring the park. Morning and afternoon game drives are offered. The landscape in Tsavo East is flatter and drier, despite having one of Kenya’s largest rivers flowing through the middle. Much of the wildlife is concentrated on the Galana River, which has plentiful crocs and hippos. Likewise, Kudus, waterbucks and dik-diks are common along the river banks.