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3 Days Safari in Tsavo West and East National Park, Kenya

Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge, Taita Hills, Taita Mwatate Road, West of Road A23,Taveta County, Tsavo West National Park, Kenya

Classic Safari in Kenya

Dhahabu Tours & Safaris invites you to visit the beautiful rugged wilderness of Tsavo National Park, one of the oldest parks in Kenya. The park forms the largest protected area in Kenya and is home to most of the larger mammals, vast herds of elephants, Rhinos, buffaloes, lions, leopards, hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks, lesser kudus, gerenuks, and the prolific bird life features 500 recorded species.

Key information

  • Private safari
  • Group size: Budget option 2 to 8 persons, Mid-range and luxury 2 to 6 persons
  • Children policy: Children under 12 years sharing room with adults will pay 50% of adult rate. Children 12-17 years in own room will pay 75% of adult rate.
  • Starting and ending point: Nairobi
  • Park fees are included.

Highlights

  • 4 guided game drives
  • Visit to the Mzima Springs
  • Search for lions, elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, and more
  • Explore Tsavo East and West National Parks
  • Round trip transport from Nairobi
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals

Styles


3 activity days
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
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Accommodation

During this safari, you have the following accommodation options:

Budget

  • Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge
  • Ngutuni Lodge

Mid-range

  • Kilanguni Serena Lodge
  • Ashnil Aruba Lodge

Luxury

  • Finch Hattons Tented Camp
  • The Manyatta Camp

Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge

For decades Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge has been one of Kenya’s flagship lodges, famed for being among the Worlds Most Photographed lodges. This game lodge is a luxurious safari escape set in the heart of Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary overlooking a waterhole and the vast Tsavo plains.

Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge has 96 unique rooms, all elevated on stilts and built across two levels with unsuited bathrooms with permanent showers and WC,and running cold and hot water. The lodge is a favorite amongst travelers in search of luxury accommodation and a wild adventure in the wild vibrancy of the Tsavo plains.

Ngutuni Lodge

Ngutuni lodge is located 15 minutes’ drive from Tsavo East main gate, one hour from Tsavo West and Taita Hills with 48 rooms all built in blocks. The lodge is situated close to where the European army had initially camped during the making of the railway where many locals and Indians were eaten by the famous man-eaters of Tsavo.

The lodge has 46 rooms built of blocks facing the waterhole where animals come to drink water and the endless Savannah of the Tsavo National Park. All the rooms are fully furnished with a bathroom, shower, one double and one single bed each with a telephone and balcony with a perfect undisturbed game viewing.

Ashnil Aruba Lodge

Ashnil Aruba lodge lies in the heart of Tsavo National Park in Kenya. Its location is superb, just a couple of hours from the coast of Mombasa or a 5 hours' leisurely drive from the capital of Kenya, Nairobi.

It is located on the banks of the Aruba dam which was built in 1952 as a sport fishing recreational point. Several watering holes nearby attract wildlife and spotting animals is easy because the camp lies flat with savannah grassland.

They have a total of 40 deluxe en-suite rooms with 8 having interconnecting backdoors. Four triple rooms with one interconnecting room, 6 luxury tents and 2 rooms suited for disabled persons. This is a special location for people who don’t have a lot of experience on safari.

Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp

Denys Finch Hatton was a legendary British aristocrat who travelled to Kenya in 1911 and fell under the spell of the African Wild. His fascination with the wildlife turned him into a renowned photographer, dedicated conservationist and host, introducing both business tycoons and British Royalty to his world of luxury safari.

The luxury-tented camp is an eclectic blend of eco-friendly accommodation and world-class facilities, encapsulated in the enchanting surroundings of the Kenyan wilderness. Relax in your private suite or by the pool while watching the resident hippo pods wallowing in the natural spring-pools that flow through the African camp.

Savor some of the many cultural delights in fine-dining and a la carte menus, or take full advantage of the range of facilities and activities offered, from bird spotting experiences to private game drives.

Manyatta Safari Camp

Manyatta Safari camp is located on the boundary of Tsavo National Park. Nestled in prime Elephant country, nestled just 8 kilometers from the Mombasa Nairobi highway. It has spectacular views of nearby volcanic outcrops such as the Kaigau, Sagalia and Mwakingali Hills.

All tents have spectacular views of the camp and seasonal river. Unique to the entire region, each tent has been constructed with its own private plunge pool. The luxury tents are raised above the ground to give an interrupted view of the savannah grasslands of the park.

The camp has one pool near the Twiga bar and Twiga Restaurant, all the facilities are accessible to guests staying at the camp. Spa and gym facilities are also available. In the Taita District of Coast Province. The waterhole in front of the camp is visited by elephants, buffaloes and other game, so you can sit, have a drink and watch them comfortably. The camp has the atmosphere of the pioneer camps of long ago while providing the luxury of a permanent camp with modern amenities.

Program

Day 1: Nairobi - Tsavo West National Park

You will depart from Nairobi at 0700 hrs and drive through the scenic Athi Plain and proceed to the Tsavo West National park via the Nairobi-Mombasa road, entering the park at Mtito Gate, and start your game-drive enroute to your lodge / camp.

Lunch will be served at the lodge / camp and after a short rest, depart for an afternoon game drive. You will be searching for elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes, lions, and other animals and you will visit the Ngulia Rhino reserve, home to endangered black rhino. Return to your lodge / camp for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Tsavo West - Tsavo East National Park

You will have an early morning game drive before breakfast in the park and a visit to the Mzima springs, which are fed daily by 250 million liters of water gushing from the Chyulu Hills. This water provides an oasis of green, an underwater hippo viewing chamber, two nature trails, and some unique picnic spots.

You will see the molten lava that forms the Shetani Lava, named so by local people who thought it was the work of the devil. Sheitani means devil in Swahili. Return to the lodge for breakfast then proceed to your next destination - Tsavo East National Park.

You will arrive at your lodge in time for lunch then rest before the afternoon game drive. The Tsavo National Park is famous for the ‘Man-eaters’ who attacked and killed about 136 railways workers in 1898. You will get to see the pair of male, mane less lions that, unusually, hunted humans rather than livestock, evaded traps and capture for many months. Lt. Col. John Henry Patterson eventually shot the man-eaters, but the legend lives on.

Animals to be see her include lions, leopard, cheetah, zebras, giraffes, serval, antelopes, kongoni, lesser kudu, Oryx, klipspringer, impala, stripped hyena, ostriches, gazelles, buffaloes, elephants, and many more. Varieties of migratory and native birds are seen. Return to the lodge / camp for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 3: Tsavo East National Park - Nairobi

Enjoy an early breakfast followed by an extensive game drive. There are many interesting aspects in the open areas of Tsavo East, which include the spine of the Yatta Plateau, one of the world's longest lava flows. Look out for the red elephants among other animals, there are plenty of physical features like Mudanda Rock, Yatta Plateau, Lugards Falls, and Aruba Dam.

Lugard Falls gush through a small fissure, narrow enough for the foolhardy to leap across, before dropping to Crocodile Point below, where the river changes its name to the Galana and is named after Britain's first proconsul in East Africa, Captain Lugard.

At Crocodile point, you will see other wildlife including buffalo, hippo, and the highly endangered Hunter's Hartebeest. This is also a great area for within the park for birding as well. Return to the lodge / camp for lunch then proceed to proceed to Nairobi or the Kenya coast beach hotels.

Location

Tsavo East and West National Parks

Tsavo is made up of two separate parks, Tsavo East National Park and Tsavo West National Park. Located in Coast Province of Kenya in between Nairobi City and Mombasa.

The park forms the largest protected area in Kenya and is home to most of the larger mammals, vast herds of elephants, Rhinos, buffalos, lions, leopards, hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks, lesser Kudus, gerenuks and the prolific bird life features 500 recorded species

Tsavo is nearly 22,000 square kilometers, being the largest national park in Kenya and one of the largest in the world. The park was split into two due to the railway going from Mombasa to the interior of Kenya.

Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest parks in Kenya, located South East of Kenya near the Town of Voi in the Taita-Taveta District of Coast Province, inland from the Coast, it is 13,747 square kilometers. While the Tsavo West National Park is also located in the Coast Province of Kenya covering an area of 9,065 square kilometers. The park was opened in April 1948.

Food

Your daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the price. Complimentary bottled water will also be provided.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

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

  • Comprehensive game drives
  • Round trip transport from and to Nairobi
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver/ guide
  • Transport in a luxury open roof tour van or land cruiser
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • All game park entry fees

What's not included

  • Tips for your professional driver guide
  • Sundowner bush cocktails and bush dinner
  • Christmas, New Year, and Easter supplement
  • Airport transfers
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Other beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, and wines during meals

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% 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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Pricing information

You can also book the following packages:

Budget accommodation

  • 3 persons: 3738 USD
  • 4 persons: 4060 USD
  • 5 persons: 5410 USD
  • 6 persons: 5730 USD
  • 7 persons: 7077 USD
  • 8 persons: 7400 USD

Mid-range accommodation

  • 3 persons: 4476 USD
  • 4 persons: 5188 USD
  • 5 persons: 5990 USD
  • 6 persons: 6972 USD

Luxury accommodation

  • 3 persons: 10956 USD
  • 4 persons: 11296 USD
  • 5 persons: 16245 USD
  • 6 persons: 16584 USD

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