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4 Days Road Safari in Tsavo East, Tsavo West, and Amboseli, Kenya

Voi Safari Lodge, Tsavo East National Park, Taita-Taveta County, Kenya

Memorable Safari in Kenya

Escape the dull routine of your life, come embrace the nature, and watch the abundant wildlife of Kenya with Alibaba Tours and Safaris. This safari will get you “involved” with the wildlife and wild spaces, the birds, and its breathtaking scenery in order to give you the most memorable and rewarding holiday experiences possible. Experience the breathtaking adventures of the majestic wildlife in Kenya and turn your dream holiday into a reality!

Highlights

  • Game drives in a minibus
  • A chance to see the endangered black rhino
  • Encounter lions, buffalos, cheetahs, elephants, and other animals
  • Experienced and well-trained safari driver guide
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 1 liter of bottled water per day
  • Pick-up from and to a hotel
  • 3 night's accommodation

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Accommodation

Voi Safari Lodge

Perched on top of a cliff-faced hill, Voi Safari Lodge is uniquely designed to be a hinge-like structure overlooking Kenya's Tsavo East plains extending as far as the undulating terrain of the Yatta Plateaus. This vantage positioning of the lodge has made it a stopover for many safari adventures, nature lovers, and holidaymakers who are assured of sampling Kenya's wildlife attractions that continuously beat a track to the three water holes sunk by the lodge below the cliff. The lodge is also popular with the travelers along the Mombasa - Nairobi highway, located 165 kilometers from Mombasa and has the advantage of being within a park that is served with a good infrastructure including communication facilities.

Voi Safari Lodge has 52 en-suite standard rooms with three stories and stands in proud contrast to its rocky surroundings. The unique dug-up rock swimming pool has crystal clear water which invites to a refreshing dip after a dusty day on Kenya safari.

Voi Safari Lodge has a restaurant serving good food on buffet basis and a well-stocked bar with smashing views. The surroundings of the lodge are dotted by wild and planted flora that stand out beautifully and liven up the rocky terrain.

Ngulia Safari Lodge

Ngulia Safari Lodge is situated spectacularly on the edge of Ndewe Escarpment just below Ngulia Hills, overlooking the rhino sanctuary surrounded by scenic hills and offering a vast panorama of Tsavo West National Park's sweeping plains. Ngulia Safari Lodge has 52 rooms featuring bath and shower, and a balcony with a view of the vast wilderness and floodlit water holes.

Ngulia Safari Lodge’s main restaurant built in an open-air style, has a view of floodlit water holes and the Leopard Dining Tree. The lodge’s Leopard View Bar open in the evenings before the arrival of the leopard from the wilderness.

Activities at the Ngulia Safari Lodge you may have:

  • When in the heat, guests can swim in the lodge's pool.
  • After the dark, the waterloo by the lodge is floodlit allowing guests to see the nocturnal animals coming in from the bush to quench their thirst including the illusive leopard.
  • Game drives to Mzima Springs, rhino sanctuary, and other parts of Tsavo West National Park

Sentrim Amboseli Lodge

Sentrim Amboseli Lodge is located 280 kilometers south of Nairobi and 260 kilometers north of Mombasa and deep inside the Amboseli National Park making access to the park's renowned elephants, buffalos, wildebeest, zebra, giraffes, impalas, and several predators very easy.

Sentrim Amboseli Lodge offers 60 modern tents with a private view of Mount Kilimanjaro. All tents at the Sentrim Amboseli Lodge feature soft beds, en-suite bathroom with a steaming hot shower, washbasin, and flush toilets. Other facilities include coffee and tea making facilities, fridge, fan, hair drier, and electronic safe deposit boxes.

Sentrim Amboseli Lodge's main dining room has a sitting capacity of 120, but meals can also be enjoyed at your private veranda as well as a spacious lounge and bar area. Surrounded by a shady sunbathing area, is the swimming pool and Jacuzzi, a welcome site in this arid land.

Program

Day 1: Mombasa - Tsavo East

The safari driver / guide will pick you up from your Mombasa hotel as dawn breaks and drive inland along the Mombasa / Nairobi road to enter Tsavo East National Park through Bachuma Gate. You will commence your day’s game viewing on entry, looking out for lions, buffalos, cheetahs, elephants, baboons, gerenuks, a variety of antelopes, hundreds of species of birds and plenty of other plains game. You will then proceed to Voi Safari Lodge or similar for lunch. In the afternoon, back to the park for game tracking. You will drive near the water holes where animals come to quench their thirst. You will return to Voi Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Tsavo East - Tsavo West

You will go for an early morning game drive before returning to the lodge for breakfast. Thereafter, check out and drive to Tsavo West National Park with game viewing en-route to Ngulia Safari Lodge for check-in and lunch. Enjoy an afternoon safari game drive which includes a visit to the rhino sanctuary for a chance to see the endangered black rhino among other wild animals of Tsavo West. Dinner and overnight in Ngulia Safari Lodge.

Day 3: Tsavo West - Amboseli

Go for an early morning game drive in Tsavo West. After breakfast, depart for Amboseli, via Mzima Springs to view hippos, crocodiles, and tilapia through an underground observatory. You will continue to Amboseli, right on the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest in Africa. You will check in at Sentrim Amboseli Lodge for lunch. Have an afternoon game tracking in Amboseli looking out for hippos, elephants, wildebeests, lions, zebras, gazelles, kudus, hartebeests, and the numerous species of birds. Have dinner and overnight in Sentrim Amboseli Lodge.

Day 4: Amboseli - Mombasa

Early morning game drive will be experienced in the park. This is also the ideal time to view the eternal snows of Mount Kilimanjaro (weather permitting). Back to the lodge for breakfast after which you will drive back to Mombasa, with lunch en route. You will arrive at your beach hotel late afternoon.

Attractions

  • Physical attractions: Tsavo River, Yatta Plateau which is 300 square kilometers, Mudanda Rock, Lugard's Falls, Voi seasonal river, and Aruba Dam
  • Wildlife: elephant, lion, leopard, crocodile, waterbuck, kudu, gerenuk, zebra, Hunter’s hartebeest, red elephants, 500 bird species including ostrich, migratory kestrels, buzzards, weaver birds, African fish eagle, etc.

Transportation

Ali Baba Tours and Safaris' vehicles are six-seater custom safari minibusses (4x4-wheel-drive, custom-made Nissan) with pop-up roof ideal for game viewing and sightseeing. The minibusses are well-maintained to provide a maximum level of comfort and safety and are fitted with HF long-range radios for easy communication. The vehicles are fully equipped with cool boxes and first aid kits.

Driver / tour guides

Ali Baba Tours and Safaris provide knowledgeable and professional driver / tour guides who know wildlife and animal behavior as well as the local fauna and flora. They are not only drivers but they are also qualified and experienced driver / guides trained to reveal the beauty of the destination's wildlife, culture, and people. The driver speaks English, French, and Spanish. Other foreign-language-speaking guides / tour leaders are available on request. A supplementary cost might be involved.

Location

This four-day road safari will take you from Mombasa to Tsavo East National Park, Tsavo West National Park, and Amboseli National Park.

Tsavo East National Park

Tsavo East National Park is part of the Greater Tsavo National Park that includes Tsavo East and West national parks and the Chyulu Hills and consists mostly of miles and miles of dry flat thorn-bush, semi-arid acacia scrub and narrow woodland dominated by acacia. Wonderful Baobab trees are also a common sight in the park. Tsavo East is located about 200 kilometers south-east of Nairobi, on the main Nairobi to Mombasa road.

Tsavo East has a wide diversity of habitats ranging from bushy grasslands, open plains, rocky outcrops, semi-arid acacia scrub, and woodlands. Swampy marshlands occur near Voi River. This has made it possible to host a wide variety of wildlife. Though big in size, some parts of Tsavo East are not open to tourist over the years but today, restricted access is allowed. North of Galana is a true wilderness.

Over 500 bird species have been recorded in Tsavo East National Park including the ostrich, and migratory birds like kestrels and buzzards. Tsavo East is home to all of the Big Five including large amounts of "red" elephants, black rhinoceros, buffalos, and lions. plains game include giraffes, antelopes, zebras, buffalos, waterbucks, etc.

Tsavo East's main attractions include:

  • Yatta Plateau - one the world's largest and longest lava flow (300 kilometers long).
  • Lugards Falls and the Galana River - easy access to the rapids and possibility to spot majestic landscapes along the river.
  • Mudanda Rock is an outcrop rock of 1.6 kilometers long with a large dam at its base. There is a possibility to walk at the top of the rock, enjoy the cool breeze, and watch wildlife drinking in the dam.
  • Aruba Dam - built in 1952 across the Voi River, this dam attracts many bird species and migratory species.

Tsavo West National Park

Tsavo West National Park is a 9,000-square-kilometer game park in southern Kenya, located about 200 kilometers southeast of Nairobi. Separated only by the Mombasa / Nairobi road from Tsavo East, Tsavo West is part of the entire Tsavo ecosystem. Tsavo West National Park features the Chyulu and Ngulia Hills, Chaimu Crater, Lake Jipe, Tsavo River, Mzima Springs, Shetani Lava Flow, Shetani Caves, as well as outcrops rock and ridges (Roaring Rocks). All these landmarks and nature treasures erupted million years after the energic shake-up of the earth of Tsavo.

Tsavo West National Park's landscape is dominated, especially off the hills by the giant baobab, a tree that is reputed to live a thousand years. After the rains, Tsavo West National Park is showered with white and pink Ipomoea, the morning glory family, and the acacia trees are festooned with feathery masses of white and pink blossom. The desert rose, somewhat like a miniature baobab, produces fuschia-pink flowers of striking beauty at almost any time of the year. The game in the park includes leopards, cheetahs, buffalos, rhinos, elephants, giraffes, zebras, lions, plains game, crocodiles, and plenty of additional small mammals, birds, and insects.

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park is located 240 kilometers south-east of Nairobi near the border with Tanzania on the northwestern foot of the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro. This park is best known for the excellent views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli National Park embodies five main wildlife habitats, open plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush country, swamps, and marshland.

Amboseli is a place of stark contrast. Meaning "salty dust" in Maa, the language of the Maasai. Amboseli, despite its sometimes dry and dusty appearance, has an endless water supply filtered through thousands of feet of volcanic rock from Kilimanjaro's ice cap. Amboseli National Park covers 392 square kilometers and lies at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s’ highest mountain.

Amboseli National Park has over 50 species of large mammals including leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, buffalos, rhinos, elephants, giraffes, zebras, lions, plains game, crocodiles, mongooses, hyraxes, dik-diks, lesser kudus, and nocturnal porcupines. Most of all, Amboseli National Park is famous for its huge herds of elephant which roam the park freely. With its awesome view of Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa's highest mountain at 5,895 meters), Amboseli National Park offers a unique and breathtaking backdrop for viewing Africa's animals.

One of the major attractions in Amboseli National Park is the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, then there is the Observation Hill which allows an overall view of the whole park especially the swamps and elephants, the swamp below observation hill hosts many elephants, buffaloes, hippos, and a variety of water fowls like pelican, Egyptian goose. Amboseli is home to the Maasai people so a village tour will open you up to contemporary Maasai culture and indigenous lifestyle.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Game drives in a minibus
  • A well-trained safari driver guide
  • 3 night's accommodation
  • Meals on a full board basis
  • 1 liter of bottled water per person per day
  • Pick-up from and to the hotel
  • Park entry fees

What's not included

  • Other drinks including sodas, beers, and wines
  • Personal costs
  • Tips and gratuities

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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