5 Days - Amboseli Amazing Tsavo East and West Safari

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Brace yourself for an Africa Travel of a lifetime. You will see Mt. Kilimanjaro soaring above a forest of acacia trees, with elephants matching past and perhaps a colourful hot air balloon floating beautifully overheard. Next, you will indulge in the pristine freshness of Kenya's biggest National Park; Tsavo East and West. They are made of rugged volcanic hills, dense acacia woodland and black lava flows. This makes them an incredible treasure for photography tours and safari in Africa.

If you want a Big 5 adventure in a less crowded park, Tsavo west is a much better choice than Masai Mara. Its extra wow factor is its concentration of black rhinos which can be found in its Ngulia sanctuary.  The dominant features in Tsavo East is Yatta, a long Plateau that stretches over 300Kms over a landscape that is as flat as a cake plate. The other is Galana, a palm shaded river that doubles as a meeting point for gerenuk, hippos, crocodile, waterbucks and lesser Kudu. This coupled with Yatta create such an iconic image of Wild Africa. Yatta is a long Plateau that stretches over 300Kms.

 Day

Highlights

Overnight

Day 1

Arrival in Nairobi and drive to Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National park

Day 2

Full day Game drive at Amboseli National park

Amboseli National park

Day 3

Drive Tsavo East National Park

Tsavo East National Park

Day 4

Full day at Tsavo East National park

Tsavo East National Park

Day 5

Departure

Day 1:  Arrival in Nairobi and drive to Amboseli National Park

On your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will meet our Umoja Motherland tours safari driver-guide who will brief you about your safari, then drive to Amboseli National Park famous for its spectacular view of the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro (weather permitting). Arrive in time for lunch at your hotel and afternoon game drive in the park.  Optional visit to a Masai cultural village at US $25 (price guaranteed only with advanced booking).

Dinner and overnight at either of the following hotels in Amboseli

Option 1: Luxury; Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

The hotel is found in an acacia grove by a long a spring fed by Mountain Kilimanjaro's snow caped peaks. The hotel's spirit and decor is inspired by the nomadic way of life of the Masai tribe living in the neighborhood of Amboseli National Park.

In the 1980's Amboseli faced desertification, a disaster that was starting to shrink its swamp areas. This inspired Serena to plant over 1.2 million trees, a herculean effort that has born rich fruits, allowing acacia woodlands to regenerate and thereby provide habitats for birds and monkeys.

Option 2:-Mid/Standard 4Star Hotel: Amboseli Sopa Lodge

Amboseli's forest cover makes Sopa lodge, which sits on 200 acres of land, a cool oasis in an otherwise hot environment. It has  40 rooms with 2 queen size beds. All its rooms overlook beautiful settings with vervet monkeys everywhere. They are beautifully linked with nature's sights and sounds. The lodge is complete with a big swimming pool where you can swim lots of laps.

Option 3:-Budget 3Star Hotel: AA Lodges Amboseli

This homely Lodge prides in having a three-tier architectural design. It has astounding scenery and clear view of Mt Kilimanjaro and it's huge herds of elephants. The location of it's tents in the park will provide you with a strong connection with nature.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 2: Full Day in Amboseli National Park

Breakfast in the hotel and depart for a full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes or enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in Amboseli National Park with lunch break in between the game drives.

Dinner and overnight at either of the following hotels in Amboseli

Option 1:-Luxury 5Star Hotel: Amboseli Serena Lodge

Option 2:-Mid/Standard 4Star Hotel: Amboseli Sopa Lodge

Option 3:-Budget 3Star Hotel: AA Lodges Amboseli

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3:  Amboseli to Tsavo East National Park

After breakfast drive to Tsavo East National Park famous for Man Easters lions that attacked and almost brought to a halt the construction of Kenya-Uganda Railway. It is also home to Lugards falls, Yatta Plateau, Large herds of elephants Rhinos, Hirola (Hunters Hartebeest) and other wildlife.

Dinner and overnight at either of the following hotels in Tsavo East

Option 1. Luxury: Satao

If you love the thought of the thought that wild animals are separated from you by a fraction of an inch of canvas, you won't regret staying at Satao. It is located under a small forest of Acacia Robusta. In rainy seasons, it is lush and green. This abundance of food attracts countless herds of buffalos, elephants, plus a spectacle of bird life.

Its 20 tents are well spaced to offer guests privacy. Their bathrooms have a free standing tub next to large windows. This allows one to view wild game even while taking a shower.

If you wish to recharge your gadgets, each tent is well appointed and with functioning sockets.

Option 2:-Mid/Standard 4Star Hotel: Ashnil Aruba Lodge

The lodge comprises 46 deluxe ensuite guest rooms and 6 semi detached cottages which are built out of stones. Aruba sits on the northern bank of the Voi River overlooking the famous Aruba Dam where a conference of animals is seen all year.

Option 3:-Budget 3Star Hotel: Ndololo Camp

At Ndobolo, you will find luxury tented camps, warm service and surprise visits by wildlife. You will fall in love with the cultural programs in the evening. The live dance performance and music adds life to the place and shows what destination Kenya has to offer in terms of art.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.              

Day 4:  Tsavo East to Tsavo West National Park

After breakfast drive to Tsavo West National Park. The Park has over 60 species of mammals and over 400 birds species. The Park is famous of its dramatic sceneries, Mzima Springs & underwater hippo watching, Rhino Sanctuary, and its “red elephants”. Spend a full day in this park, lunch at your hotel and enjoy afternoon game drive in the Game Reserve.

Dinner and overnight at either of the following hotels in Tsavo West

Option 1:-Luxury 5Star Hotel: Voyager Ziwani Camp

This luxurious lodge presents itself impressively and shows evidence of great standards of upkeep. It lies on the edge of a small dam on Sante River, right next to one of the gates of the park. Check in is a swift affair, partly because all the information provided at booking is reflected on the registration form. It has a large and very complete main building.

Each room has a walk in wardrobe, a secluded terrace and a large bathroom that is more relaxing than that of so many five star city hotels. At night you will hear hippos mowing grass along the river.

Option 2:-Budget 3Star Hotel: Rhino Valley Lodge

This lodge is fairly lard, with 6 standard rooms, 10 luxury rock rooms and a campsite, but the layout and design of the accommodation units together with restaurant spaces, make the place even at full house-never seem like a busy property that is crowded with tourists.

On arrival, you will be welcomed with cold scented towels to cool off your face and wipe down sweat and dust.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 5: Departure

Breakfast in the hotel and drive to Nairobi, Optional lunch at a city restaurant (own arrangement-Pay direct).

Transfer to airport in time for your home bound flight.

Meals: Breakfast Only

Inclusions:

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Nairobi.
  • 2 night stay in Amboseli National Park on Full Board Basis.
  • 1 night stay in Tsavo East National Park on Full Board Basis.
  • 1 night stay in Tsavo West National Park on Full Board Basis.
  • Custom-made 4WD Safari Vehicles.
  • All activities as mentioned in the program.
  • We offer Safari game drivesas per the itinerary.
  • National Parkand Game Reserve entrance fees are covered.
  • English-speaking driverswill guide and inform you during the safari.
  • Throughout the safari, we ensure you have drinking water.
  • Exclusive private useof the Vehicle.
  • Exclusive private English speaking safari guide.
  • We offer 24 hour support throughout the safari, should you need anything