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Feel the thrill when you see Africa's Big five in this safari in Tsavo National Park. The joint mass of Tsavo West and Tsavo East National Parks forms one of the largest national parks in the world and covers a massive four percent of Kenya’s total land area. Major wildlife attractions include elephant, rhino, hippos, lions, cheetah, leopards, buffaloes, and diverse plant and bird species including the threatened corncrake and near threatened Basra reed warbler.
A strategically situated safari lodge in one of the world’s largest game park, the Tsavo National Park, Voi Safari Lodge stands high above the town of Voi overlooking a vast expanse of the African Bush. It is 160 kilometers from Mombasa City. You can simply watch the herds of wild animals roam beneath you or you can get closer by a network of access roads reaching into many corners of this 11,666 square kilometers park.
From the lodge, you can look out onto the three water holes and see the ever-changing panorama of Africa unfold right before your eyes and at the same time enjoy the luxury of waiters’ service. There is a special ‘hide’ for the camera enthusiasts affording close-up and candid pictures of the wild animals which do not suspect any human presence.This is an ideal spot from which to go out in search of the Big five which includes elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard, and rhino.
From Voi, you have speedy and easy access to either the Tsavo East or Tsavo West portions of this national park. Voi is also an ideal for exploring Taita Hills, including the fertile farmland secluded high in Taita hills surrounding Wundanyi, reached by excellent mountain road which affords splendid views as far as the coast. You will be staying here on the first night of the safari.
Built in 1969, Ngulia lodge is located in Tsavo West National Park which is a home to a big host of wild animals. It can be accessed from Nairobi (260 kilometers away), through Mtito Andei Gate or from Mombasa (250 kilometers away) through Tsavo River Gate. The lodge is perched on the Ndawe escarpment just below Ngulia Hills, overlooking the rhino sanctuary surrounded by scenic hills.
Ngulia safari lodge no doubt has one of the most breathtaking views in Kenya. Guests can take guided expeditions to Mzima Springs, a living oasis inhabited with fish, crocodiles, and hippos, Hippo Point, inhabited with hippos and crocodiles, Shetani Caves, Chaimu Lava flows, Kichwa Tembo, and Roaring Rocks among others.
The lodge has 52 standard rooms, all with bath and shower and a balcony with a view of the vast wilderness and floodlit water holes. It has two restaurants:
The main restaurant, built in an open-air style, has a view of floodlit water holes and the leopard dining tree. There is also the leopard view bar open in the evenings before the arrival of the leopard from the wilderness.
Guests can enjoy their meals as they watch the leopard feast, other animals drink water and make love, and the birds compete in their melodies. You will be staying here on the last day of the safari.
Tsavo National Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya at 13,747 square kilometers. Situated in a semi-arid area previously known as the Taru Desert, it opened in April 1948. It is located near the town of Voi in the Taita-Taveta District of Coast Province. The park is divided into east and west sections by the A109 road and a railway.
Named for the Tsavo River, which flows west to east through the national park, it borders the Chyulu Hills National Park and the Mkomazi Game Reserve in Tanzania.
The park can be accessed by three main gates, from Voi through the Manyani gate, from Mombasa through the Bachuma gate, or from Malindi through the Sala gate. There are also several airstrips in the park that allow chartered light planes. Inside the park, the Athi and Tsavo rivers converge to form the Galana River.
Most of the park consists of semi-arid grasslands and savanna. It is considered one of the world's biodiversity strongholds, and its popularity is mostly due to the vast amounts of diverse wildlife that can be seen, including the famous 'Big five' consisting of Masai lion, black rhino, cape buffalo, elephant and leopard. The park is also home to a great variety of bird life such as the black kite, Crowned crane, lovebird and the sacred ibis.
The slightly larger Tsavo East National Park is generally flat, with dry plains across which the Galana River flows. Other features include the Yatta Plateau and Lugard Falls. Tsavo West National Park is more mountainous and wetter than its counterpart, with swamps, Lake Jipe and the Mzima Springs. It is known for bird life and for its large mammals. It is also home to a black rhino sanctuary.
You will be provided with daily delicious meals. The meals served will be international cuisine with a bit of Kenyan cuisine. Any specialty or request has to be advised before traveling like allergies or vegetarian cuisine.
Please book your flight to arrive at Moi International Airport (MBA).