We depart from the capital city Nairobi for our southward safari journey to Tsavo West via Mombasa Nairobi highway. The 300 kilometer, 5-6 hour journey will have a break for refreshments and bathroom facilities along the way. Our game drive begins upon entering the Tsavo West National Park at Mtito gate. We will arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. In the late afternoon, we will visit the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary which is a 70 km2 fenced area where Tsavo growing population of endangered black rhino are inching their way back from the chasm of extinction that was forced upon them by rampant poaching in the 1960’s. Later proceed on a game-drive where we will see buffaloes, elephants, lions, cheetah and giraffes. As the sun sets, we head back to our camp/lodge for dinner and overnight at Ngulia Lodge.
After an early breakfast in Tsavo West National Park, we will visit the Mzima Springs and explore on foot to see hippos under water, crocodiles, exotic fish, and tropical vegetation. We then depart by road with a game drive en-route to Tsavo East National Park. Our drive takes us through the farmlands of a local tribe called Kamba. We arrive in Tsavo East National Park in time for lunch followed by some free time before setting out on another game drive in the late afternoon. Tsavo East is known for excellent game viewing which includes lions, leopard, cheetah, zebras, giraffes, serval, antelopes, kongoni, lesser kudu, oryx, klipspringer, impala, stripped hyena, ostriches, gazelles, buffalos, elephants, and many more. A variety of migratory and native birds can also be seen here. The birds are viewed between late October and early January, and come from as far as Eastern and Western Europe. Overnight at Voi Safari Lodge.
Day 3: Depart Tsavo East - Amboseli National Park
The sunrise finds us ready and up for an early morning game drive. On our drive this morning, we shall also get to see many resident and migratory bird species. We return for breakfast and then check out of our hotel and proceed further north to the Amboseli National Park. The drive takes approximately 5 hours. Lunch in Amboseli, we relax before setting out for our afternoon game drive. Amboseli is a relatively small park, hence animal spotting is easy and fast. On a clear day we should be able to see Mt. Kilimanjaro from a distance especially in the early morning. Some of the common animals you might see are large families of elephants, buffaloes, lions, zebras, gazelles, hyenas, giraffes, cheetahs, monkeys, baboon, hippos, and prolific bird life up to approximately 425 species. We will return to our lodge/camp for meals and overnight.
We explore the vastness of Amboseli National Park on an early morning game drive and return to lodge/camp for a full English breakfast. With breakfast done, we check out of our accommodations and depart by road back to Nairobi. Arriving in time for lunch.
v Arrival and departure airport transfers (in minibus) as per itinerary
v Full board accommodation in the lodges/camps whilst on safari
v Transportation whilst on safari in 8-seater minibus, driven by english-speaking driver/guide (Exclusive use of vehicle; window seat guaranteed)
v All park/reserve entrance fees
v Services of an english-speaking guide for briefings in nairobi
v Mineral water
v Flying Doctors services
v 24 Hours emergencytelephone number
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