3 nights – 3 1.2 days
point of departure
day of departure
land cruiser 4x4
Day 1 Mombasa - Tsavo west
Depart from your beach hotel and drive to Kilaguni Serena Lodge in Tsavo West. Lunch followed by an afternoon game drive including a visit to Mzima Springs where hippo can sometimes be seen ‘moon walking’ on the river bed from an underwater viewing hide. Dinner and overnight stay at Kilaguni Serena Lodge FB.
Day 2 Tsavo west
After breakfast drive through Tsavo West to Ziwani Tented Camp close to the border with Tanzania. Lunch and remainder of afternoon to relax, view the hippo in the river to the front of the camp or opt to take a guided nature walk. In the evening we take a night game in search bush babies, genet cats, porcupine, grazing hippos and even some elusive big cats. Return to camp for dinner and overnight stay at Ziwani Tented Camp FB.
Day 3 Tsavo west - Tsavo east
Early morning nature walk with a game scout. Continue to Ngutuni Lodge situated in the 10,000 acre Ngutuni Game Sanctuary adjoining Tsavo East (2.5hrs / 135 km). Lunch followed by afternoon game drive in Tsavo East in search of elephant, lion, buffalo kudu, zebra and giraffe can be seen. Dinner and overnight stay at Ngutuni Safari Lodge FB.
Day 4 Tsavo east – Mombasa
Early morning game drive in the private sanctuary. Return to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast the safari returns to Mombasa. Drop off at coast hotel early afternoon.
Prices quoted are per person and are for the specified itinerary and dates
from 16 december 2014 to 15 december 2015
Prices from US$ 825 per person in a double room
Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge
Superbly situated in the lee of Mount Kilimanjaro and sheltered by the volcanic splendour of the Chyulu Hills, this classic stone-built lodge overlooks its own water hole, which is visited daily by elephants, buffalos and a wide variety of plains game. One of the first lodges ever to be built in a national park, the lodge is cool, tranquil and hushed for optimum game-viewing. It is also ideally placed for visits to all the park's prime attractions. Faced in volcanic stone and utilising the natural rocky outcrops of a valley known as ‘the place of the young rhino', from which it takes its name, the lodge features a thatched central dining area and a rock-built bar, with a viewing terrace looking directly down on to the waterhole. All the spacious ensuite rooms have their own verandas, some overlooking the waterhole, some the Chyulu Hills, which are one of the world's youngest volcanic ranges. As for activities, the lodge offers numerous game drives, guided walks, bush breakfasts, volcano climbs and trips to Mzima Springs, a set of crystal-clear ponds, fed by the melt waters of Mount Kilimanjaro, in which the many hippos can be viewed from a submerged chamber.
Ziwani Tented Camp
The Camp offers 25 beautiful earth-colored designer safari tents that have been furnished to provide the classic ambiance of a traditional African camping safari. Fitted with large windows and shade netting to keep the interiors cool and filled with natural light, each tent has a verandah for guests to relax and watch the wildlife against the backdrop of Africa’s tallest mountain - Kilimanjaro.
Ngutuni Lodge is a luxury safari lodge located in the heart of a 10,000 acre private game sanctuary, surrounded on three sides by Tsavo East National Park. The lodge overlooks a water hole and is set against the spectacular backdrop of the Sagala Hills, only 2.5 hours drive from Mombasa and its international airport. Once home to the infamous 'man eating lions of Tsavo' who preyed on men constructing the railway line between Mombasa and Kampala in the nineteenth century, the sanctuary and surrounding national park are best known today for their fantastic variety of wildlife including lion, cheetah, elephant, buffalo as well as a huge variety of plains game and bird life. Spectacularly constructed from large timber poles, with plunging thatched roofs and waxed timber decking, the lodge skillfully blends traditional African design with the modern comforts of a luxury lodge. From the moment you step into reception and gaze through the open plan restaurant to the savannah beyond you begin to realise why this is such a special lodge.
Tsavo West and East National park
Located in South Eastern Kenya, inland from Mombasa, and the altitude ranges between 200 - 1000m. The park is a vast expanse of savanna stretching from Mtito Andei, along the Mombasa-Nairobi road and south to the Tanzanian border. The North Eastern boundary along the Highway adjoins Tsavo East National Park, butTsavo West has a more varied topography and a more diverse array of habitats than itsneighbour.Tsavo West National Park covers 7065 km2, approximately 30% of Kenya's area under parks, and contains a diversity of habitats, wildlife and a mountainous scenic landscape. The park's habitats include open plains alternating with Savannah bush and semi desert scrub, acacia woodlands; rocky ridges and outcrops and more extensive ranges and isolated hills; belts of riverine vegetation; palm thickets and on the Chyulu hills, mountain forest.There are numerous rocky outcrops and ridges and part of the park, towards the ChyuluHills, is of recent volcanic origin with lava flows and ash cones including the Shetani lava flow, an example of a recent volacano.In the far south western corner on the Kenya Tanzania border is Lake Jipe, part of which is in the park. This very attractive lake is fed by runoff from Mt. Kilimanjaro and the North Pare mountains.At Mzima Springs, in the North of the park, water that has filtered underground from the Chyulu Hills gushes from below a lava ridge into a series of clear pools. Temperature ranges from 20 - 30º C and rainfall from 200mm - 700mm. Two ran seasons: Long rains - March/April & Short rains - Nov/December.
Altitude: between 250 to 2.440 metres
Size: 9.065 + 11.973 km²
Distance from Nairobi: 240 o 340 km
Opening: April 1948
Major attractions: large herds of elephants and other wildlife. Yatta plateau – It is about 290Km long and is one of the world’s longest lava flows. Lugards Falls on the Galana river. Leopard, Cheetah, Wild dogs, Buffalo, Rhino, Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra, Lion,Crocodile, Mongoose, Hyrax, Dik- dik, Lesser Kudu, and Nocturnal Porcupine. Prolific birdlife features 600 species.
Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park is located on the border with Tanzania, Kajiado District, South Kenya; Amboseli lies immediately North West of Mt. Kilimanjaro, on the border with Tanzania. The Park covers 392 km2, and forms part of the much larger 3,000 Km2 Amboseli ecosystem. Large concentrations of wildlife occur here in the dry season, making Amboseli a popular tourist destination. It is surrounded by 6 communally owned group ranches. The National Park embodies 5 main wildlife habitats (open plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush country, swamps and marshland) and covers part of a pleistocene lake basin, now dry. Within this basin is a temporary lake, Lake Amboseli, that floods during years of heavy rainfall. Amboseli is famous for its big game and its great scenic beauty - the landscape is dominated by Mt. Kilimanjaro. The climate is mainly hot and dry. Amboseli is in the rain shadow of Mt.Kilimanjaro. The maximum average temperature of the warmest month is 33°C during the day, while that of the coldest is 27-28°C.
Altitude: between 1.100 to 1.300 metres
Size: 392 km²
Distance from Nairobi: 240 km
Opening: April 1948
Major attractions: Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru, Observation Hill which allows an overall view of the whole park especially the swamps and elephants, Contemporary Maasai culture and indigenous lifestyle.