Tsavo explorer • Taita Hills Sanctuary & Ngutuni Game Sanctuary
2 nights – 2 1.2 days
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Day1 Mombasa – Taita Hills
Pick up from your beach hotel. Depart Mombasa and drive to Taita Hills. Lunch on arrival followed by an afternoon game drive. Return to the Lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Sarova Saltlick Lodge FB.

Day 2 Taita – Ngutuni Sanctuary
After breakfast depart for Ngutuni Lodge situated in the 10,000 acre Ngutuni Game Sanctuary adjoining Tsavo East. Lunch followed by afternoon game drive in Tsavo East in search of elephant, lion, buffalo kudu, zebra and giraffe can be seen. Later we will set out on an exciting night game drive in search of the shyer nocturnal animals like bush babies, genet cats, porcupine and even big cats. Return to the lodge for dinner overnight stay at Ngutuni Lodge FB.

Day 3 Ngutuni Sanctuary - 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$ 610 per person in a double room

Safaris are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 persons from 16/12/2014 to 31/03/2015 and 01/07/2015 to 31/10/2015 with a minimum of 4 persons from 07/04/2015 to 30/06/2015 and from 01/11/2015 to 15/12/2015. The guarantee to operate is subject to availability of space in the vehicle and in accommodation at the lodges and hotels indicated in the itinerary. The itinerary may operate by reversing the order of the itinerary without changing its quality.

Salt Lick Game Lodge
For decades Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge has been one of Kenya’s flagship lodges, famed for its warmth, vibrancy and legendary hospitality. A favourite amongst travellers in search of luxury accommodation, Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge is a luxurious safari escape set in the heart of the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary overlooking a waterhole and the vast Tsavo plains. Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge’s charm is evident from the outset. Here you will savour uncompromising high standards of service, efficiency and personalised attention. The entire lodge is raised on stilts, providing 24-hour game viewing opportunities from any corner of the lodge. Each room is spacious and beautifully appointed, featuring exquisite ethnic décor in keeping with the Tsavo environment.

Ngutuni Lodge
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.