3 DAYS TSAVO WEST & AMBOSELI
Day 1.MOMBASA - TSAVO WEST
You will be picked early in the morning at 5:00am from your hotel and drive to Tsavo west. Arrive in time for game drive enroute to the lodge for lunch. After lunch, you will proceed with game drive from 3.30pm to 6:00pm. Tsavo West National Park is covering a large area consisting of diverse terrains; the park stretches 9,065 square kilometers at a distance of about 240 km from Nairobi and about 255km from Mombasa. It provides diverse habitats for its animals as altitude ranges from 500 ft to 6,000 ft above sea level.
There are rivers, forests, lakes, wooded grasslands and mountains, each harboring a distinct set of animals. The park became famous through the notorious "Man Eaters of Tsavo" incident at the turn of the century, when man-eating lions were preying on the workers building the great Kenya-Uganda Railway. This incident was also depicted in the popular movie "Ghost and the Darkness. You can enjoy exploring the Chaimu volcanic crater. You can also explore the Shetani Lava Flow and a variety of caves in the park. There is a quite a variety of wildlife and birdlife in the park. Over 600 species of birds have been recorded.
Moreover, game viewing is fairly easy. Animals include the leopard, cheetah, buffalo, rhino, elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion, crocodile, mongoose, hyrax, dik dik and porcupine. The Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary is another safe haven for rhinos. Finally, the park offers excellent views of Mount Kilimanjaro Dinner and overnight at KILAGUNI SERENA LODGE:
Have an early morning game drive at 6:15am until 8:30am time for breakfast. After breakfast you will proceed with game drive en route to Amboseli, arriving in time for a short game drive to the lodge for lunch. After lunch you will have an afternoon game drive until 6:00pm. Amboseli offers an interesting contrast in appearance. It has a somewhat dry and dusty appearance, which can be attributed to the volcanic ash that came out of Mt Kilimanjaro when it last erupted. Mt Kilimanjaro is located just about 25 miles away.
The park was opened to visitors in April 1948. Visitors mainly come to watch the huge herds of elephants. There are about 900 elephants in the park. Wildlife here includes the zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, impala, caracal and serval cat, lion, leopard, cheetah, buffalo, wild dog, and hippo. There are also over 400 species of birds, including the bee-eater, kingfisher, African fish eagle, marital eagle and pygmy falcon. You will also enjoy excellent views of Mt Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. Dinner and Overnight at AMBOSELI SERENA LODGE
Early morning game drive from 6:15am to 8:00m for breakfast. After breakfast proceed with game drive enroute to Voi town hotel for lunch. After lunch drive to Mombasa or Diani arriving in your hotel in the evening.