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Mombasa: Tsavo East National Park Day Tour

1. Mombasa: Tsavo East National Park Day Tour

Your day will start will a 5:00AM pick-up from your hotel, before your driver takes you on the approximately 2-hour journey to Tsavo East National Park. Take the opportunity to relax and enjoy the scenery after your early start. Upon arrival at Tsavo East, you’ll enter through the Bachuma Gate and begin your game drive. Your experienced driver and guide will take you to the best places for spotting lions, elephants, giraffes and all manner of bird species.  For lunch you will be taken to the lodge or camp of your choice. Your guide can offer tips on the camps closest to watering holes, where Africa’s most majestic animals stop to drink water. Afterwards you’ll embark on your second game drive to other sections of the park, before being driven back and dropped off at your hotel in the evening.

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Nairobi: 4-Day Amboseli, Tsavo West & East Guided Safari

2. Nairobi: 4-Day Amboseli, Tsavo West & East Guided Safari

The 4-day tour begins with pickup from your Nairobi accommodation or the airport then heads to Amboseli National Park where your fun-filled safari adventure awaits. Enjoy a morning drive through the African savanna, bursting with local homesteads and Masai herdsmen grazing their cattle. Arrive at the park in time for lunch and a midday rest before heading out on an afternoon game drive. Go in search of elephants, giraffes, zebras, lions, cheetahs, warthog, ostriches, and many more. Along the way, admire the view of Mount Kilimanjaro, which dominates the skyline of the surrounding countryside. Wake up early on day 2 for a game drive, taking advantage of the morning to get the best possible views of Mount Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped peaks. Later, proceed to Tsavo West National Park and enjoy more game viewing along the way. In the afternoon enjoy an optional visit to a rhino sanctuary or embark on another game drive across the park’s hilly yet scenic landscape. Day 3 brings with it another action-packed game drive and a visit to the Mzimi Springs before arriving at Tsavo East National Park in the afternoon. The 4th and final day of the tour starts with an early morning game viewing drive through the park. Soak up the incredible views of this unique landscape and say goodbye to the wondrous wildlife that lives here. At the end of an unforgettable 4-day adventure, sit back and relax on the return journey to your accommodation in Nairobi and reflect on your incredible safari experience.

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Tsavo East National Park Day Trip From Mombasa

3. Tsavo East National Park Day Trip From Mombasa

This exciting tour begins with a complimentary hotel pickup either from the north or south coast hotels. After a brief introduction, you depart from your hotel to the Tsavo East National Park. You will drive for 3 hours and start your game drive as soon as you enter the main gate. You will enjoy a hot lunch in any of the lodges in the camp. Later, go on an afternoon game drive before leaving the park at around 3.pm and heading back to your coastal hotel with a lot of memories. The sight of dust-red elephants 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. The park forms the largest protected area in Kenya and is home to most of the larger mammals, vast herds of dust –red elephant, Rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, pods of hippo, crocodile, waterbucks, lesser Kudu, gerenuk, and the prolific bird life features 500 recorded species.

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Tsavo East National Park: 2-Day Tour from Mombasa

4. Tsavo East National Park: 2-Day Tour from Mombasa

Day 1: Mombasa - Tsavo East Start your 2-day adventure with a pick-up from your Mombasa hotel or Airport in the morning and drive to Tsavo East National Park, a sanctuary famous for its abundance of elephants and man-eating lions, truly an animal lovers paradise. You will arrive via game en-route to Voi safari lodge in time for lunch. Later In the afternoon, you will also get to enjoy game drives in the park. After your drive you will return to your lodge for dinner and a relaxing overnight stay. Day 2: Tsavo East – Mombasa Start your day with a delicious, early morning breakfast. Once finished you will check out of your accommodation and set out on a morning game drive. Later in the day you will depart for Mombasa, stopping for a spot of lunch on the way. After lunch you will proceed to Mombasa arriving late in the evening at your hotel or Moi International Airport.

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Tsavo East National Park: Overnight Safari from Mombasa

5. Tsavo East National Park: Overnight Safari from Mombasa

You will be picked early in the morning and then drive to Tsavo East National Park, which is about 150km from Mombasa. Enter the park through Bachuma gate.  Driving in the park you will have the chance to see lots of animals such as zebras, antelopes, lions, buffalos, leopards, giraffes and also a variety of different types of bird species.  The park is most famous for the “Red Elephants of Tsavo”, which have a reddish body because of the dark sand that they apply on their bodies to protect them from insects.  After your first game drive, you will check in at your accommodation and enjoy lunch. You will be staying at the Voi Safari Lodge, Zomeni Lion Hill or another similar premium-style hotel accommodation, based on availability. After lunch, head out on an afternoon game drive. In the evening, enjoy dinner back at your accommodation.  On the second day, you will have an early breakfast at 6:00 AM and then check out of your accommodation. You’ll then embark on your early morning game drive, which is a great time to see wildlife feeding. After the morning game drive, you’ll leave the park and be driven back to your beach hotel, arriving in time for lunch.

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Tsavo East and West: 3-Day Wildlife Safari From Mombasa

6. Tsavo East and West: 3-Day Wildlife Safari From Mombasa

Take a break from modern city life and embark on an exhilarating adventure with an expert local guide on a 3-day, 2-night wildlife safari in Tsavo East and West National Park. Day 1: Mombasa to Tsavo East Start your tour with a morning hotel pickup from Mombasa and ride along the Mombasa-Nairobi road to Bachuma Gate in Tsavo East National Park. Begin your first 10-hour game drive and track the paths of elephants, cheetah, giraffe, and antelope. Visit the famous Aruba dam where animals gather in droves especially during the dry season. Recharge your energy with stops for lunch and dinner during the day, and recuperate at night at the Ashnil Aruba Game Lodge or one of the other comfortable lodges nearby. Day 2: Tsavo East to Tsavo West Wake up after a rejuvenating night's rest and join an early morning game drive before breakfast. After breakfast, depart from your lodge and head to Tsavo West National Park. Replenish your energy at three meal stops throughout the day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Spend the night in Ngulia Safari Game Lodge or a similar lodge nearby. Day 3: Tsavo West to Mombasa Wake up with the sun for a pre-breakfast game viewing drive. See predators hunting in the early morning light, as their prey grazes the still dewy vegetation. Enjoy the soft color palette that spreads across the volcanic terrain at this early hour. Head on to Mzima Springs and spot more game along the ride. Stop during the day for breakfast and lunch and get dropped off at your hotel in Mombasa.

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What people are saying about Tsavo East National Park

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Our 2 day safari at Tsavo Parks was just perfect! We visited Tsavo East on the first day and then Tsavo West on the second. We got to see zebras, buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, antelopes, gazelles, baboons, ostriches up close and even a family of lions eating. We also saw cheetahs. Our guide, John for this experience, was very precise in his explanations during our game drives through the parks. He was very friendly and did his best to show us as many animals as possible! We loved staying at the Taita Salt Lick for the night. The panoramic view of a waterhole in the park makes the animal watching a short success and it was a memorable experience. The staff at the Lodge were friendly and very attentive. We recommend this stay!

thank you harry from orange safari everything was perfect. the guide was amazing found all the animals i was intrested in seeing. the lodge we went for lunch had an amazing view of park.