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3 Days Majesty of Tsavo Safari in Kenya

  • Tsavo East National Park - Tsavo West National Park

Overview

African Wildlife Safari Kenya

  • Visit to Mzima Springs
  • Daily guided game drives
  • Transportation in a 4 x 4 safari vehicle
  • Entrance fees to national parks and game reserves
  • Bottled water in the safari vehicle
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals

Enjoy an unforgettable safari experience in Kenya with El Moran Safaris. You will be having game drives in Tsavo National Park, one of the largest national parks in the world. The joint mass of Tsavo West and Tsavo East National Parks covers a massive four percent of Kenya’s total land area. Aside from the thrilling game drives, you will also have the chance to visit the Mzima Springs and the rhino sanctuary.

  • 3 activity days
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Satao camp

Satao camp takes you back to the classical out of Africa safari with green canvas tents, bush style showers, and personal and friendly service; evoking a feeling of the true ‘Old African’ experience. The location is indisputably unique, nestled beneath the shade of the old tamarind trees, just in front of a very favored water-hole. Guests are ensured breathtaking views to the many elephants coming daily for a drink and a refreshing wash.

Lunch is served under a 200-year old tamarind tree where you may watch the elephants at the watering hole. Dinner is served in the restaurant lounge area from 07:00 to 09:00 p.m. After dinner, you can relax and enjoy the atmosphere of Tsavo by swapping stories of your day's adventures around the campfire or watch the animals at night from the observation tower.

There is only one thing more beautiful than a clear African night sky - sunset in the African bush! The sundowner is a must for all guests at Satao. If you want to experience this mystical and magical experience, please let the camp manager know on arrival.

You are taken away from the camp into the bush to the special sundowner spot. The fire is lit and delicious biting served and the champagne is poured. Sit back and relax, take in the atmosphere, and listen to the animals in the wild. You will be staying here on the first night of the safari.

Severin safari camp

The Severin safari camp is located in Tsavo West National Park, the biggest game reserve in East Africa, about 250 kilometers from Mombasa and Nairobi. With views of Mount Kilimanjaro, it offers a unique landscape with vast savannahs, wooded floodplains, and the famous red elephants. The camp is not fenced and therefore perfectly integrated into nature. From your tent, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the landscape and the wild animals wandering around the waterhole.

Massai warriors assure your safety round the clock and also stand representatively for the balance of man and nature at Severin safari camp.

Besides lions, buffaloes, leopards, and countless bird species, the biggest elephant population of Kenya live in Tsavo. It only takes 10 kilometers to visit Mzima Springs, a lake with crocodiles and hippos. From the poacher's lookout nearby, guests enjoy an awesome view to the endless vastness of the national park. You will be staying here on the last night of the safari.

Day 1

  • Early pick up from your coastal hotel and drive to Tsavo East National Park via the Bachuma gate.
  • Proceed on a game drive until lunch time where will you arrive in Satao camp in time for check in and lunch.
  • Evening game drive from 04:00 p.m. until 06:00 p.m., arriving back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 2

  • Early morning breakfast, then check out followed by a game drive until 10:00 a.m. en route to Voi gate.
  • Proceed to Tsavo West National Park with a game drive en route to Mzima Springs.
  • Check in at Severin camp lodge followed by lunch. The afternoon is spent at leisure while waiting for the evening game drive.
  • Evening game drive with a visit to the rhino sanctuary.
  • Arrive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3

  • Early morning game drive followed by breakfast.
  • After breakfast, you will have a game drive en route out of the park and return journey to your coastal hotel.

Tsavo National Park

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 the 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.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • 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)
  • Capture photos of the wildlife with your camera
  • Enjoy the game drives
  • Explore the lodge's surroundings
  • Relax at the lodge
  • See the stunning views
  • Take a refreshing dip in the pool
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Bottled water in the safari vehicle
  • Daily guided game drives
  • Daily meals
  • Entrance fees to national parks and game reserves
  • Transportation in a safari vehicle
  • Drinks at the lodge
  • Gratuities

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Moi International Airport (MBA).

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by a traveler

    "I had the best New year experience ever,thanks to Moses and his team. The hotel we stayed in was near the creek and so the sunrise and sunset every morning was beautiful and irresistible."

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  • Review by Jun

    "We had great safari trip! Thanks for everything! We enjoyed a lot, hope one day come back again. Nice stuff and very well organize."

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  • Review by Moses

    "We were well received and all explained no hidden charges well Moses you are the best am looking forward to another trip adventure Tsavo and was in islands were the best for us. Kudos Moses. "

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  • Review by a traveler

    "El Moran Safaris by far exceeded our expectations when it came to delivery. Right from the onset, Moses was able to answer all questions and helped ease our minds as the travel dates got closer. Nothing was ever too much. We toured the Maasai Mara, Tsavo East, and west with one of his very qualified guides whose insights and humor left us in tears especially when we had to bid farewell. Planning a safari withEl Moran was one of the best things we've ever done and we cannot wait to come back for another dose of pure happiness."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "We contacted El Moran after having read the great reviews on TripAdvisor. We also contacted a number of other agencies with the same questions. Moses replied very quickly and had great advice from the very start. He always had very good input and gave great advice with regards to where to stay on the beach, which parks to go to, positives and negatives with different choices etc. We were debating whether to stay locally in Tsavo or fly to Masai Mara, and we were happy with our final choice of Tsavo. Moses arranged a safari with an excellent driver, great game viewing, and wonderful lodges - and all at a very decent price. Our driver Alex picked us up from our hotel in Diani and we had lovely 4 days with lots of game, wonderful lodges and great company. We warmly recommend El Moran to everyone considering visiting Kenya."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "El Moran safari organized my domestic flight from Zanzibar to Mombasa,then the game drive to Mara will be stuck in my memory forever, received the driver Alfani very experienced and knew all about Mara, Moses from El moran is service oriented as received a call while on safari just to check on me and my family. Thank you El moran and congrats to your team, very professional."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "We had three days safari with El Moran and it was an unforgettable experience! If I come back to Kenya I would definitely call el Moran again! The service and price were perfect. Our driver, Alfani was fantastic! High-quality service but especially the really professional staff. Thank you to El Moran for bringing us to Tsavo"

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