The Elephant Trail; safari to the premium park of Amboseli and wilderness of Tsavo in Kenya's southern circuit.

Fantastic game watching opportunities in Amboseli against the backdrop of Kilimanjaro, then onto the 30,000 square km of wilderness known as Tsavo where all the Big Five can be found, large herds of elephants and over 600 species of bird...

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$2235 - $2615
Includes internal flights:
Length of safari:
10 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Adventure safaris Big five Cultural safaris Cultural
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A wonderful 10-day safari tour through southeastern Kenya, visiting the National Parks of Amboseli, Tsavo West, the scenic wildlife sanctuary of Taita Hills and the scrublands of Tsavo East. With amazing views of Mount Kilimanjaro; opportunities to see many species of bird and animals - including huge herds of elephant, big cats and many other mammal species such as hyena, buffalo and even rhino roaming the savannahs and scrublands - this route makes a wonderful safari tour with beautiful landscapes and plenty of wildlife spotting opportunities.

Accommodation is in a mix of great value standard tented camps and mid-range luxury lodges, offering really good value for money. Transport is in a 4x4 tour van with lifting roof for game viewing.

What’s included in the price?
• All accommodation in a double room/tent all on full board basis
• Transport in a private, safari 4x4 tour van with lifting roof for game viewing (4x4 land cruisers are available, quotes on request).
• Unlimited game drives
• Experienced driver / guide
• All park fees that are payable to Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and private conservancies
• All airport transfers
• All excursions and entrance fees as stated in itinerary
• Drinking water while on safari

What’s not included in the price?
• International flights
• Kenyan tourist visa
• Alcoholic drinks
• Soft drinks
• Tips & gratuities

Optional extra activities
• Masai village visit
• Night game drives

Day 1 – Nairobi, Wildebeest Eco Camp

Spend the day sight seeing in Nairobi, with a visit to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe centre or Karen Blixen Museum.

Day 2 & 3 – Amboseli, Sentrim tented camp

Depart Nairobi early morning for Amboseli (5 hours), a fantastic park that borders Tanzania, with great views of the imposing Mount Kilimanjaro and abundant wildlife including herds of elephants, big cats and bird life, it’s a park not to be missed! You'll arrive in time for lunch at the Sentrim tented camp, which is a good value standard camp with semi-permanent heavy canvas tents erected on a tiled concrete base. Each tent has a comfy bed, an en suite shower and toilet. Meals are buffet style and vegetarians are catered for.

After lunch you'll leave camp and head into Amboseli National Park, just a ten-minute drive away. After your game drive you'll return to camp for dinner and an evening relaxing around the fireplace.

You can spend the next day exploring the park; either spend the whole day in the park with a picnic lunch or venture out for an early morning and late afternoon game drive and spend the rest of the time relaxing in camp, it’s up to you!

Day 4 & 5 – Tsavo West, Serena Kilaguni

Wake up early to see the sunrise over the imposing Kilimanjaro, then after breakfast continue your safari onto Tsavo West, which is about a two hour drive. You’ll be staying at the stunning Serena Kilaguni Lodge situated inside the park where you’ll arrive in time for lunch at their restaurant, which has great views over the park. After lunch you'll be taken on a late afternoon game drive and a visit to the Mzima Springs where you may see hippos and Nile crocodiles and many different species of bird. You’ll then return to Kilaguni for dinner and spend your evening relaxing and watching the wildlife arrive at the watering hole overlooked by the lodge’s restaurant, lounge and bar. You can spend the next day taking game drives at your leisure, enjoying the lodges’ facilities or spend the whole day exploring the park with a picnic lunch.

Day 6 & 7 – Taita Hills, Sarova Salt Lick Lodge

After breakfast you will depart Kilaguni and head for the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, an area full of wildlife. There are more than fifty species of large mammals and three hundred species of birds here, it’s not uncommon to spot two dozen species in a morning game drive, among them lions, cheetahs, large herds of elephant and buffalo! You’ll arrive in time for lunch at the Sarova Salt Lick game viewing lodge, where there is a water source which attracts a lot of wildlife, which can be viewed from the comfort of the lodge or from their very good ground-level hide. Later on you’ll be taken out by your driver for a game drive in this very scenic park before heading back to the lodge for dinner. Spend your second day here enjoying watching wildlife from the lodge and taking early morning and late afternoon game drives.

Day 8 & 9 – Tsavo East, Epiya Chapeyu

 After breakfast you will leave Sarova Salt Lick and head out on a game drive through the sanctuary before entering Tsavo East; a plateau of open grassland with giant baobab trees where you'll get a great feeling of being out in the wilderness. You'll arrive in time for lunch at the Epiya Chapeyu camp situated on the Galana River, before taking an afternoon game drive and a visit to the Lugards Falls and Mudanda Rock. Epiya Chapeyu is a small family run camp that lies in the heart of Tsavo East; it has 20 en suite semi-permanent tents spread across a large area, all with views of the river and they also have great Italian food on offer! Spend the following day exploring the wilderness of Tsavo and we’ll include a visit to the Aruba dam, which is an attraction for many species of bird and mammals.

Day 10 – Transfer to Nairobi

After breakfast you will head out for a final game drive along the Galana River in the Tsavo wilderness before heading back to Nairobi with a picnic lunch where you’ll be dropped at your preferred location.

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Sentrim Amboseli tented camp
  • Serena Kilaguni Safari Lodge
  • Sarova Salt Lick Lodge, Taita Hills
  • Epiya Chapeyu camp

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