AJS 33: 3Nights/4Days Safari
Mombasa Beach - Tsavo West - Amboseli - Tsavo East
Day 01 : MOMBASA BEACH - TSAVO WEST
After an early morning breakfast, you will be picked at any Mombasa Beach Hotel from south or North Coast and your driver/guide will drive you through the North Great Road to , to the legendary land of the "Man-Eaters" - Tsavo National Park. The 21,000 sq km park is one of the largest in the whole world. Due to its enormous size, this animal and plant heaven was divided into two parts Tsavo East and Tsavo West, for easy administration and management. This wilderness is home too over 1000 plant species, 400 bird species and more than 60 major mammal species such as lions, huge herds of buffalo, the solitary and ill-tempered Rhino and at least 7000 elephants. The park is the location of Africa's most famous adventure story "Man eaters of Tsavo", in which two lions where responsible for eating over 500 workers who where building the Uganda railway also known as the "Lunatic Line " by it's opponents in the British Parliament in 1898. The story was made famous in the 1996 movie "The Ghost and the Darkness."
Enjoy your lunch at KILANGUNI SERENA LODGE. Conveniently located in the heart of the park (Tsavo West), the lodge offers captivating views of the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Chyulu Hills. Only 100m from the main building, is a water hole where animals come to quench their thirst. Each of the 53 rooms has a private shower, toilet, and a verandah (Patio) overlooking the waterhole and Africa's highest mountain, snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro. With it's own airstrip nearby, Kilanguni lodge is the place to be.
In the afternoon you will visit Mzima Spring replenished with two hundred and twenty million liters of crystal-clear water every day, from the underground streams stemming from the lava massif known as the Chyulu Hills, 40-50 kilometers away. Mzima forms a haven for a rich wildlife pageant with elephant soaking half immersed in the waters, light footed but ponderous looking hippo, apparently weightless, tip-toeing across the bottom, crocodiles basking on the bank or swirling through the water; gazelles, zebra and giraffe wandering around the banks through the thick acacias and raffia palms together with hundreds of chattering monkeys and birds. Mzima is also the main source of Mombasa's water supply. There are well-marked nature trails, an observation platform and an underwater glass tank, which provides a special vantage point to view this remarkable oasis. Not far from Mzima Springs, along a well-marked track, lies the precipitous magnificence of the Ngulia escarpment at the foot of the Ngulia Hills, which rise to 1825 meters. Dinner & overnight at KILANGUNI SERENA LODGE (BLD).
Day 02 : TSAVO WEST - AMBOSELI
After an early morning breakfast, we proceed to Amboseli National Park through the statan lava plateau. Beautifully situated beneath the foot of Africa's highest mountain Mt. Kilimanjaro (5895m), the park is well renowned for its huge herds of elephants and various types of other Savannah wildlife such as Giraffes, Bushbuck's, Kudu, Warthog's, Zebra's and over 425 species of birds recorded here. The snowcapped peak of Kilimanjaro rising above white clouds dominates every aspect of Amboseli and forms a backdrop to an impressive display of wildlife attracted to this location by swamps and springs fed by underground rivers from Kilimanjaro's melting snow. With an airstrip at Empusel Gate, the park is also home to the Masai people, those tall, brave, and proud nomads who live in close harmony with the environment and the wildlife that surrounds them. Amboseli was the location around which such famous writers like Sir Ernest Hemingway and Robert Ruark tailored their stories of big game hunting in the wilds of Africa.
Enjoy a game drive en-route, as we arrive in time for your lunch at the OL-TUKAI LODGE or AMBOSELI SERENA LODGE, situated deep in the heart of the world famous Amboseli National Park. The lodge is camouflaged in a forest of fever trees, yellow barked acacia trees, palms and well designed cottage style accommodations, which spread out on either side of the main lodge. Each room offers a breathtaking view of the magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro and the surrounding wetlands. Ol-Tukai lodge blends perfectly well into the African savannah and it will bring out your natural instincts. You can go for a dive in the Acacia tree shaded swimming pool, or for those of you reading enthusiasts, you can read the day away in the well-stocked library with a relaxing view of Mt. Kilimanjaro. After your afternoon game drive you can spend some time in the open-air bar, which is open until the last guest retires, so if you're the "night owl type" this is the perfect opportunity for you to stay up all night Dinner & overnight at OL-TUKAI LODGE or AMBOSELI SERENA LODGE (BLD).
Day 03 : AMBOSELI - TSAVO EAST
Soon after breakfast with game en-route we will depart Amboseli for our next destination Tsavo East. You will check-in at VOI SAFARI LODGE for your lunch. Perched on the top of a cliff faced hill, voi safari lodge is uniquely designed to be a hinge like structure overlooking the Tsavo east plains extending as far as the undulating terrain of the Yatta plateaus. This vantage positioning of the lodge has made it a stop over for many safari adventures, nature lovers and holiday makers who are assured of sampling Kenya's wildlife attractions that continuously beat a track to the three water holes sunk by the lodge below the cliff. During the dry season the waterholes are the convergence of a lot of wild animals moving almost in a radial flies as if urged on by some kind of telephatic communication, the sight is just fantastic. The location evokes a romantic inspiration that once moved a visiting British poet who now incorporated his experience at the lodge in most of his poems, to describe it as sample of wonder that is better than a dream. The visitors to the lodge have the rare chance of coming as close as a breath away from the wild animals in a specially designed tunnel with protective barricades that has proved popular for Post Card quality close-ups of Kenya's wildlife. The 52 roomed lodge is designed to blend with the rocky surroundings and boats of a unique dug up rock swimming pool with the surroundings dotted by wild flora planted around the lodge. The lodge is also proving popular with the travelers along the Mombasa - Nairobi highway,located 165 kms from Mombasa and has the advantage of being within a park that is served with a good infrastructure including communication facilities. After few hours relaxation you will enjoy a late afternoon before you retire for day at VOI SAFARI LODGE for dinner and overnight.
Day 04 : TSAVO - MOMBASA
After breakfast, you will drive through the North Great Road via VOI TOWN and later proceed to your Beach Hotel for lunch. unch.