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From Mombasa/Mtwapa/Diani/Tiwi: Tsavo East Full-Day Safari

From Mombasa/Mtwapa/Diani/Tiwi: Tsavo East Full-Day Safari

Embark on an exhilarating Tsavo East day-safari departing from Mombasa, Diani, Kilifi, or Malindi. Immerse yourself in the untamed wilderness of Tsavo East, one of Kenya's iconic national parks. Experience thrilling game drives, encounter extraordinary wildlife, and discover the diverse landscapes and rich biodiversity of this captivating destination. Your adventure begins with an early morning departure from your accommodation in Mombasa, Diani, Kilifi, or Malindi. Sit back and relax as you journey towards Tsavo East, a sprawling wilderness spanning over 13,000 square kilometres. As you enter the park, prepare yourself for an unforgettable game drive, where each moment holds the potential for remarkable wildlife encounters. Tsavo East is renowned for its diverse wildlife population, including the famous "Red Elephants" known for their distinctive rust-coloured dust baths. Keep your camera ready as you traverse the park, capturing stunning images of lions, cheetahs, leopards, giraffes, zebras, buffalo herds, and an array of bird species. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you'll gain fascinating insights into the park's ecosystem, the behaviours of its inhabitants, and the ongoing conservation efforts to protect Tsavo East's delicate balance. Deepen your understanding of the significance of this incredible natural habitat. Midway through the day, make a stop for a delightful picnic lunch amidst the wilderness, allowing you to savor the flavors while surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature. Take a moment to recharge and reflect on the morning's adventures, as you soak in the serene ambiance of the African bush. Continuing your exploration, venture into different sections of the park, each offering its own distinct landscapes and wildlife sightings. From vast open plains to acacia-dotted savannahs, Tsavo East's ever-changing scenery provides ample opportunities for breathtaking photographs. As the day winds down, commence your return journey to Mombasa, Diani, Kilifi, or Malindi, filled with unforgettable memories and stories to share. Reflect on the wonders you've witnessed and the profound connection you've formed with nature during this immersive Tsavo East Day Safari.

From Coast Beach Hotels: 2-Day Tsavo East Private Safari

From Coast Beach Hotels: 2-Day Tsavo East Private Safari

Go on a thrilling private game safari through the immense Tsavo East National Park on a 2-day tour from Diani Beach or Mombasa. Enjoy delicious meals at the lodge in the park and journey through the park in search of its wild inhabitants. Day 1 Meet your guide at your hotel in Mombasa or Diani Beach and head to Tsavo East National Park, an 80-mile journey. Enter the park through the Bachuma gate in time for your mid-morning game drive. After riding through the park and spotting wildlife, enjoy lunch at your lodge and get settled. After eating, embark on a game drive in search of elephants, lions, the ferocious “man-eaters of Tsavo,” buffalos, cheetahs, giraffes, and antelopes. In the evening, return to your lodge for dinner and a comfortable night's sleep. Day 2 Begin your day bright and early with a morning safari looking for herds of red elephants near the waterholes and the famous Aruba dam. Keep an eye out for birds near the water. If you wish, pass through a Masai village on your way back to Mombasa or Diani Beach.

Tsavo East National Park Day Trip From Mombasa

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.

Mombasa: Tsavo East National Park Day Tour

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.

Tsavo East National Park: 2-Day Tour from Mombasa

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.

Mombasa: Tsavo East and Tsavo West 3-Day Safari

Mombasa: Tsavo East and Tsavo West 3-Day Safari

Day 1: Mombasa – Tsavo East Early morning drive to Tsavo East National Park. Commence the morning game drive through this largest park, with a chance to spot herds of Red Elephants, Lions, Giraffes, Zebras, Gazelles, Buffaloes, Leopard, Waterbucks, Impalas and different bird species. Check in as well lunch at the lodge. After lunch, relax. At 16 h, game drive and back in hotle/camp for DinnerThe lodges and camps in Tsavo East are; Day 2: Tsavo East – Tsavo West After breakfast, depart for a morning game drive en route to Tsavo West National Park. Check in the lodge for lunch, after lunch relax. In the afternoon, visit Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary to search the rare black rhino. Dinner and overnight at Rhino Valley Lodge , Kilaguni Serena Lodge,Man Eaters lodge, Fish Hattons, Voyager Ziwani safari camp, Ngulia safari lodge, Nyati camp, Severin safari camp, OR rock side camp. Day 3: Tsavo West – Mombasa Depart the Lodge after breakfast and proceed to the famous Mzima Springs where some 250 litres of water gush out of the Chaimu Lava flows per minute everyday creating a scenic home to fat pods of hippos and crocodile infested pools. Make last game drive whilst cheking out of the park. Drive to Voi town for lunch. After lunch drive back to your hotel arriving in the evening.

3 Days safari Tsavo East & Taita Hills/ Saltlick lodge

3 Days safari Tsavo East & Taita Hills/ Saltlick lodge

Pick up time from your coastal beach hotel is 5am. 3 hours drive to Tsavo East, followed by a 3 hours game drive till noon. Check in at either voi wildlife lodge, voi safari lodge, tahri camp, Ashnil Aruba lodge or Satao camp. After lunch, relax upto 16h ,go for another game drive till 18 20. Back to the lodge for dinner and over night. Day 2: Early morning breakfast, game drive to see the animals like Ellephants lions Buffaloes zebras Antelopes rtc. Check out of Tsavo east, 1 hour drive to Taita hills game reserve. Check in at Taita Hills lodge for lunch after lunch we transfer you to Saltlick lodge. 16h another game drive and then back the hotel for dinner and overnight. Day 3: Early morning breakfast, game drive til 9 am,check out of the park. Drive towards Mombasa region lunch in a restaurant before proceeding to your beach hotel for other holliday arrangements

Mombasa: Tsavo East Ngutuni Sanctuary Overnight Safari

Mombasa: Tsavo East Ngutuni Sanctuary Overnight Safari

Explore Tsavo East National Park and Ngutuni Sanctuary on a 2-day safari from Diani Beach, Mombasa, Kilifi, Watamu, or Malindi. Enjoy game drives and an overnight stay at Ngutuni Safari Lodge. Start with pickup from your hotel in Diani Beach at 5:00 AM or from Mombasa, Kilifi, Watamu, or Malindi at 6:00 AM. Drive to the Ngutuni Sanctuary, where you will have your first game drive upon arrival. After lunch, embark on a second game drive. The following day, enjoy an early morning game drive before breakfast. All game drives are done at the famous Ngutuni Sanctuary. Stay overnight at the Ngutuni Safari Lodge, which overlooks a water hole. Enjoy full board accommodation, with lunch and dinner on the first day and breakfast on the second day. All rooms have balconies overlooking the water hole. Return to your hotel after your morning game drive.

Overnight safari to Tsavo East from Diani Beach

Overnight safari to Tsavo East from Diani Beach

Day 1: Mombasa - Tsavo East You will be picked from your Hotel at 5.00am in the morning, drive along Mombasa Nairobi highway and arrive at Bachuma gate at around 9:00 am. Here you will begin your game watch. Visit various places including Aruba Dam (the waterhole built by british Army 1952 during Colonial time.) After the game drive, you will heck in at the Lodge in time for lunch. After lunch you will relax till 4 :00 pm and then begin an evening game drive until sundown. Later is dinner and overnight stay at Voi Safari lodge. Day 2: Tsavo East – Mombasa, Diani Beach Wake up early in the morning and have breakfast then checkout, proceed with a game drive en route to the gate. Then exit and start the drive to Diani or the airport . You will arrive in the afternoon which marks the end of the tour.

Tsavo East National Park: Overnight Safari from Mombasa

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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(12 reviews)

What an amazing day! Our guide was brilliant, he went above and beyond to make the day perfect! We were in low season, but he managed to find so much. The herds of elephants are something ill remember forever!

It was great. Steve, the driver, was amazing and courteous, very knowledgeable and offered small facts about the wildlife and landscapes as we were on the different drives. Highly recommended.

We were thrilled to see so many animals (even a family of lions!) - and all on a day tour! Our guide was amazing, had time and accommodated all our requests. We had an unforgettable day.

Great communication and the driver really did his utmost to find the animals . Amazing experience

Was incredibly great, would do it again straight away😍