5 Days Amboseli & Tsavo Wildlife Safari

Tour Information

Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park is Crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. The name “Amboseli” comes from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust”, and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulphur springs, the savannah and woodlands. They can also visit the local Maasai community who live around the park and experience their authentic culture.

Tsavo West National Park – Land of Lava, Springs & Man-Eaters
From the sight of fifty million gallons of crystal clear water gushing out of from the under parched lava rock that is the Mzima Springs to the Shetani lava flows, Tsavo West National Park is a beautiful, rugged wilderness. The savannah ecosystem comprises of open grasslands, scrub lands, and Acacia woodlands, belts of riveting vegetation and rocky ridges including the Poacher’s Lookout where visitors can see the teeming herds in the plains below. Tsavo West offers some of the most magnificent game viewing in the world and attractions include elephant, rhino, Hippos, lions, cheetah, leopards, Buffalos, diverse plant and bird species including the threatened corncrake and near threatened Basra Reed Warbler.

The Itinerary:

DAY 1: Nairobi – Amboseli National Park
Embark on the 3-4 hour drive from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park, arriving in time for lunch. After a leisurely early afternoon, we proceed for a game drive. Viewing wildlife against the backdrop of the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain on our planet and Africa’s highest peak, makes Amboseli a real spectacle. Keep your eyes open and cameras ready for shots of large herds of elephants and plains game, giraffes, gazelles, lions and leopards, among others roaming the plains L-D

Option A: Camping – Budget
Option B: Amboseli Sopa Lodge – Midrange
Option C: Amboseli Serena Lodge – Luxury

DAY 2: Amboseli – Game drives
Enjoy an entire day full of game drives in the park. Known the world over as one of the best places to get up close to free-ranging elephants, expect to see these magnificent animals, as well as cape buffalo, cheetah, zebra, wildebeest and impala, among numerous others B-L-D

Option A: Camping – Budget
Option B: Amboseli Sopa Lodge- Midrange
Option C: Amboseli Serena Lodge – Luxury

DAY 3: Amboseli – Tsavo West National Park
After breakfast, our adventure continues through dry shrub land, and we will cross the great lava flow of Mt Kilimanjaro (now a dormant volcano) and the Chyulu Hills to Tsavo West National Park. We will arrive in time for lunch. After lunch, we proceed for an afternoon game viewing drive and visit to the Rhino Sanctuary, a safe haven for the area’s black rhino.

The sanctuary, although only open from 4pm to 6pm each day, provides a rare glimpse into the protected habitat of these animals that have been threatened by extinction since the 1980s due to overhunting.

Option A: Camping – Budget
Option B: Ngulia Safari Lodge- Midrange
Option C: Kilaguni Serena Lodge – Luxury

DAY 4: Tsavo West – Game drives
Full day of game drives in Tsavo West, Kenya’s largest park famous for its large herds of elephants. Wild animals will spice up your date with the Tsavo including elephants, Masai giraffes, lesser kudus, zebras, dik diks, lions, leopards, and cheetahs, among others. Tsavo West is also well known for its one-of-a-kind volcanic features, including ‘Five Sisters,’ the five cone-shaped hills nestled in one area and resembling one another. The Chaumu and Shetani lava flows are also major highlights, and we’ll pass Whistling Rock, the rocky hill that produces whistling sound when there are strong winds.

We will also visit the Mzima springs, a phenomenal fresh water body that gushes suddenly from underground rocks in the midst of dry patchy woodlands. From the safety of an underwater observation tank you will have the fantastic opportunity to see submerged hippo, crocodiles and fish on the floor of the springs. The word ‘mzima’ is Swahili for ‘life’ and this water feature draws its name from its role literally giving much-needed life in one of the most arid parks in Kenya.

Option A: Camping – Budget
Option B: Ngulia Safari Lodge- Midrange
Option C: Kilaguni Serena Lodge – Luxury

DAY 5: Tsavo West – Game drives
Full day of game drives in Tsavo West, Kenya’s largest safari park famous for its large herds of elephants. Wild animals will spice up your date with the Tsavo including elephants, Masai giraffes, lesser kudus, zebras, dik diks, lions, leopards, and cheetahs, among others. Tsavo West is also well known for its one-of-a-kind volcanic features, including ‘Five Sisters,’ the five cone-shaped hills nestled in one area and resembling one another. The Chaumu and Shetani lava flows are also major highlights, and we’ll pass Whistling Rock, the rocky hill that produces whistling sound when there are strong winds.

We will also visit the Mzima springs, a phenomenal fresh water body that gushes suddenly from underground rocks in the midst of dry patchy woodlands. From the safety of an underwater observation tank you will have the fantastic opportunity to see submerged hippo, crocodiles and fish on the floor of the springs. The word ‘mzima’ is Swahili for ‘life’ and this water feature draws its name from its role literally giving much-needed life in one of the most arid parks in Kenya.

Option A: Camping – Budget
Option B: Ngulia Safari Lodge- Midrange
Option C: Kilaguni Serena Lodge – Luxury

INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
Ground transportation in a safari customized vehicle with gasoline/fuel
Mineral water in the vehicle,
Services of an English speaking Driver/guide,
Accommodation as shown at the lodges mentioned in the itinerary,
Meals as shown (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner),
All Park Entrance Fees.

EXCLUDED IN PACKAGE
International Airfares; Excess baggage charges;
Ugandan Entry Visa Fees
International travel Vaccinations and Inoculations;
Items of personal nature such us Room service,
Beverages, Communications charges (telephone, fax, internet), Laundry, etc.;
Postage fees, Porterage fees, Tips and Gratuities for your Driver/guide and Hotels staff,
Shopping charges for Curios and Crafts,
International Airport Departure Taxes,
Optional activities unless specified as included,
Any other services not expressly shown in the itinerary or indicated as included.

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