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ETS N560 5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS AMBOSELI AND THE TSAVO WEST/TSAVO EAST
 

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

 
 
 

ETS N560 5D4NS AMBOSELI AND THE TSAVO WEST/TSAVO EAST.

AMBOSELI ‘Home of Elephants”

Amboseli is a land of giants, where huge herds of elephants stand strong against a dramatic backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain; Mount Kilimanjaro. Easily accessible and with effortless wildlife viewing, this popular national park defies its size and offers an impressive mind blowing safari experience.

On a clear day Amboseli offers the most inspiring view there is of Mt. Kilimanjaro -Africa greatest mountain.

Animals

Amboseli offers some of the best opportunities to see African animals because its vegetation is sparse due to the long dry months. Amboseli National Park is home to wild animals, which include the African elephant, buffalo, impala, lion, cheetah, hyena, giraffes, zebra, and wildebeest among other African animals and over 600 species of birds

Distance from Nairobi to Amboseli-232.6Km

TSAVO WEST: “Land of Mzima springs, Shetani lava and rugged wilderness”.

Tsavo West National Park covers approximately 30 per cent of Kenya’s park area, and contains a diversity of habitats, wildlife and a mountainous scenic landscape. The park is a vast expanse of savanna stretching from Mtito Andei, along the Mombasa-Nairobi road and south to the Tanzanian border. The north-eastern boundary along the highway adjoins Tsavo East National Park, but Tsavo West has a more varied topography and a more diverse array of habitats than its neighbor.

Key Attraction

The Galana River and the Yatta plateau, as well as several pools and dams used as watering holes by both birds and animals.

Animals

Cape buffalo, cheetahs, duikers, African elephants, gazelles, gerenuks, giraffes, hares, hartebeests, hyenas, impalas, leopards, lions, mongoose, black faced vervet monkeys, Sykes's monkeys, crested porcupines, giant rats, black rhinoceros, squirrels, warthogs, waterbucks, and zebras.

Distance from Amboseli to Tsavo West National Park- 89.3KM

TSAVO EAST: "The land lava and lions"

Tsavo National Park is the largest park in Kenya and was established on 1st April, 1948. Tsavo National Park was split into East and West for administrative purposes, the park is around 8,000km sq.

Tsavo is famous for the 1898, maneless male lions (the famed man-eaters of Tsavo) that terrorized the workers, killing over 130 people before being killed by Col. J.H.Patterson.

Key Attraction

The park is a ‘catchment’ for visitors from coast resorts with large herds of elephants and other wildlife. Yatta plateau is about 290 km long and is one of the world’s longest lava flows. Lugar’s fall on the Galana River – this is not a true falls but a series of rapids. Visitors can walk down to river to view rapids. Mudanda rock is a long rock outcrop that is about 1.6 km long. There is a dam at the base. Animals can be seen drinking. Visitors walk along the rock and enjoy a cool breeze as well as view wildlife at the base.

Aruba Dam was built in 1952 across the Voi River. The dam attracts many animals and water birds can be seen at this dam. Tsavo/Athi Rivers confluence – when the two rivers join they form the Galana river.

Animals

Leopard, cheetah, wild dogs, buffalo, rhino, elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion, plains game, crocodile, mongoose, hyrax, dik-dik, lesser kudu and porcupine. Prolific birdlife features 600 recorded species.

Distance from Tsavo West to Tsavo East-144.7KM

Day 1: Nairobi - Amboseli

Pick up from pick up point and depart Nairobi for Amboseli arriving in time for lunch. Proceed for late afternoon game drive.

Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge/ similar

Day 2: Full day at Amboseli National Park

Full day game drive with chances of seeing Mt. Kilimanjaro on a clear day. All meals served and overnight at lodge

Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge/similar

Day 3: Amboseli – Tsavo West National Park

After breakfast depart for Tsavo West where you will visit the Mzima Springs with a chance to see hippo

Arrive in time for lunch at lodge followed by late afternoon game drive and return to lodge for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at Sentrim lodge/similar

Day 4: Tsavo West -Tsavo East

After breakfast proceed to Tsavo East giving you a chance to see the vast herds of dust-red elephants. You will arrive in time for lunch at campsite and late afternoon proceed for game drive then return to lodge.

Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Aruba/similar

Day 5: Depart

After breakfast proceed for a game drive enroute as you depart for Nairobi or Mombasa.

End of Safari

Cost per person sharing: US$ 1,280*

SRS= US$160

  • Minimum of two people for safari to depart.

 
 
 
 

TOUR INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS

 
 
 

Included in this Tour:

Full board accommodation whilst on safari according to the itinerary.

Meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner.

Accommodation in double/twin room per person sharing.

All park entrance fees

Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide.

Game drives as detailed in the itinerary.

Exclusive transport in a safari tour mini bus with a game viewing top up roof.

I litre bottle of mineral water per person per day while on a road safari.

Excluded in this Tour:

Tips

Laundry

Drinks

Items of a personal nature

Added Value

Complimentary Elida Tours Safari hat


 
 
 
 

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