Tsavo East National Park is Kenya’s largest park and home to tales of fierce lions. There is so much wildlife to experience on its wild and rugged expanse.
Amboseli National Park is Kenya’s second most popular park. Some say it’s because of the massive herds of elephants found here, others say the park’s smaller size affords active wildlife spotting.
Around 06:00 – 06:30Hrs
The safari begins with a pickup at your beach hotel or resort. We’ll take the Mombasa – Nairobi Highway, viewing farmlands and Kenya countryside along the way.
The route to Tsavo East is short and upon reaching the park, we’ll stop for refreshments before heading out on our first game drive. You’ll feel the safari excitement as we rumble over the broad grasslands looking for the larger and smaller wildlife like eland, impala, giraffe, and zebra.
After our first taste of this legendary park, we’ll break for lunch and fortify ourselves for more great game viewing during the afternoon. The place will be relaxed – there will be plenty of time to discover the big game during our 3-day safari.
As we track for the wildlife all about us in this massive park, we’ll also get to witness one of Africa’s blazing sunsets.
Overnight at your Tsavo east safari lodge/ tented camp.
We’ll arise early on our first safari morning to take full advantage of the dawning light and emerging animal life. We’ll enjoy breakfast and then a quick game drive as we exit Tsavo East. We’re now bound for Amboseli.
We’ll stop for some breaks on our trek to this very popular park. The imposing form of Mt Kilimanjaro will be our beacon guiding us to the park entrance. Arriving, we’ll freshen up before embarking on our first game drive at the foot of the iconic mountain.
Compared to Tsavo East, Amboseli is small, and its compact size has the advantage of affording us more opportunities to see the big game. However, you can’t miss the elephants at this reserve. They are in such abundance you’re guaranteed sightings!
And get your “Big Five” checklist out – if you missed any of them at Tsavo East, you just may spot them here.
Overnight at your Amboseli safari lodge or tented camp
(400 km – Apr. 7 hrs. with lunch stop)
It’s an early rise again, and hopefully, the clouds will break at the peak of Kilimanjaro, revealing its snowy crown. Dining at your camp or lodge before a delicious safari breakfast, you can take in the splendor of Africa’s largest peak overlooking the park.
We’ll enjoy one final game drive in Amboseli again looking for the big game and the smaller forms of hyena, fox, monkey, and baboon. The park is a virtual city of wildlife. But now we’re off, heading back to the Kenya coast.
On the way back, we’ll make stops to rest, stretch and have lunch. As we return to your resort or hotel, you’ll gaze at the passing countryside, with thoughts of the marvelous animal sightings that have filled the past three days.
By late afternoon or early evening, we’ll have you back at your coastal accommodation.