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Tsavo East & Tsavo West – 3 Days

Daily Private Safari Tour

Departing from / returning to – Mombasa, Diani, Kilifi, Watamu, Bamburi beach resorts

3 days Tsavo safari tour originating from the Kenya beach and exploring the red soil plains of the Tsavo East and scenic hilly landscape of the Tsavo West National Parks.

On the tour, more quality time is  spent inside the Tsavo National parks on game viewing drives.

You shall be in search of the red colored elephants, Lion, giraffe, Buffalo, Warthog, Eland, Ostrich, Hippo, Rhino and many more.

You shall stop at  the Mzima Springs to view hippo, crocodile, exotic fish, birdlife  on an escorted nature walk.

The Rhino sanctuary at the Tsavo West is featured in the tour.

Tour  accommodation is offered in economy,  standard or luxury safari lodges and tented camps – choose depending on your budget/style.

Tour  is in private pop up top safari minivan. Option of transport in pop up top 4 x 4 Land cruiser jeep is provided  at an extra cost.

Tour is also suitable  for families with children and also seniors.

So that you may know..

  • Tour can be modified according to your specifications
  • Tour can be extended to include more days on safari
  • Tour driving times are average and depend on road traffic and state
  • If you choose to stay at Sarova salt lick lodge or Lions Bluff Lodge  – game viewing drives shall be at Taita hills sanctuary / Lumo Sanctuary – Part of the  Tsavo west
  • If you choose to stay at Ziwani Voyager Camp, you may not visit the Rhino Sanctuary due to the distance involved. There shall however be an evening/night game drive from Ziwani Camp

Safari departing points / Pick up times

Mombasa city hotels: 0800 hrs 

Nyali beach resorts: 0700 hrs

Kilifi beach resorts: 0600 hrs

Diani beach resorts: 0600 hrs

Shanzu beach resorts : 0630 hrs

Malindi beach resorts: 0530 hrs

Galu beach resorts: 0500 hrs

Bamburi beach resorts: 0700 hrs

Msambweni beach resorts: 0500 hrs

Tiwi beach resorts : 0530 hrs

Tour Highlights:

  • Elephant in Eden - the sight of dust-red elephant, wallowing,rolling and spraying each other with the midnight blue waters of palm-shaded Galana River is one of the most evocative images of Africa.
  • Aruba Dam - the beautiful Aruba dam located on the north bank of the seasonal voi River, is visited by thousands of animals and a great game viewing destinationn.
  • Recent Volcanos
  • Lava Flows and caves
  • Mzima springs & underwater hippo and fish

Tsavo East & Tsavo West – 3 Days

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
  • Collection
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Drop off

DAY 1: MOMBASA – TSAVO EAST (120 kms – Approx. 3 hrs)

Early pick up from Kenya beach resort

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner.

The safari drive is via the so called “explorers” route – Mombasa – Nairobi highway.

The 120km – 3hrs dawn drive takes us to the southern entry point of the Tsavo East where we stop briefly for refreshments ( optional).

We commence game viewing drives on entry at the Tsavo east National park.

You shall  be on the look-out for elephant, giraffe, lion, cheetah, buffalo and many more…….

An afternoon game viewing drive is scheduled later in the day.

The relaxed game viewing drive takes us on the trails of the big five with magnificent views of the African sunset.

Overnight at your Tsavo east safari lodge/ tented camp.

What to see at Tsavo East National park

The park is home to most of the larger mammals, vast herds of dust-red elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, pods of hippo, crocodile, waterbuck, Lesser kudu, Gerenuk and Hirola.

DAY 2: TSAVO EAST – WEST (60 kms – Approx. 1 hr)

We shall be up  before sunrise!

Dawn finds us set and ready for our early morning game viewing drive

.. the splendor of an African sunrise that engulfs   the savanna shall be experienced as we traverse the vast Tsavo East park in search of the early grazers and hunters.

A relaxed mid-morning game viewing drive shall follow.

Later we shall proceed to the Tsavo West National park where among the activities is a visit to the rhino sanctuary.

Overnight at your Tsavo west safari lodge/ tented camp.

What you may  see at Tsavo West National park …………..

Leopard, Wild dogs, Buffalo, Rhino, Elephants, Giraffe, Zebra, Lion , Crocodile. Mongoose, Mzima springs and underwater hippo and fish, Dik-dik, lesser Kudu and Nocturnal porcupine,prolific birdlife features 600 species.

DAY 3: TSAVO WEST – MOMBASA (240 kms – Approx. 5-6 hrs)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

Your last day on safari!

Out with the sunrise for a pre-breakfast game viewing drive.

Nature is at its  best with the predators out for the hunt and the grazers browsing the soft, dewy vegetation.

Natural colors dominate the scenic volcanic terrain.

We shall venture out again… this time to visit the Mzima Springs with more game viewing en-route.

At the Mzima springs -we shall take a nature walk as we  marvel at the underground source of sparkling clear waters and the surrounding greenery which is a welcome reprieve in this semi-desert terrain

We view hippos, crocodiles, exotic fish and unique migratory birds.

Later depart the Tsavo west for the Kenya coast and your beach hotel

Arrive in the late afternoon.

Drop off at your beach resort or Mombasa airport

What you could see on a 3 Day Tsavo National Park Safari...

  • Vast herds of dust red elephant
  • Rhino
  • Buffalo
  • Lion
  • pods of hippo
  • Crocodile
  • Waterbuck
  • Lesser Kudu
  • Gerenuk
  • Hirola
  • Wild dogs
  • Zebra
  • Giraffe
  • Mongoose
  • Dik-Dik
  • Nocturnal Porcupine
  • prolific birdlife features 600 species.

Accommodation

Choose economy, standard or luxury lodge / tented camp safari option according to safari budget / style
Tsavo East National Park  
Luxury level lodge/ tented camp option Satao Camp
Standard level lodge/ tented camp option Ashnil Aruba lodge
Economy level lodge/ tented camp option Sentrim Tsavo Camp, Voi Wildlife Lodge, Voi Safari Lodge
Tsavo West National Park  
Luxury level lodge/ tented camp option Kilaguni serena lodge, Severin safari camp, Ziwani tented camp, Salt lick lodge, Lions Bluff
Standard level lodge/ tented camp option Rhino Valley Lodge
Economy level lodge/ tented camp option Ngulia Safari Lodge

Tour Price Includes

Not Included In the Tour Price: Items and services of a personal nature and tips & gratuities.

Additional Extras

2 persons in private jeep safari $90pp
4 persons in private jeep safari $45pp
6 persons in private jeep safari $30pp

Our Accreditations and Booking Security

Natural World Kenya safaris is Member No.FE/440 - Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO) bonding scheme. The scheme is insured to guarantee your holiday safari in the unlikely event that a bonded KATO member ceases operating.

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