Game viewing in search of Elephants, the man eaters of Tsavo, Buffalo, cheetah, Giraffe and other plain game. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Africa’s highest snow capped Mt. Kilimanjaro in Amboseli. Amboseli” comes from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust”, and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close
- Large Elephant herds
- Mt. Kilimanjaro peaks (weather permitting)
- Most of the Big five
- Observation hill which allows an overall view of the Amboseli park especially the swamps and elephants.
- Swamp below observation hill which hosts many elephant, buffaloes, hippos and a variety of water fowls like pelican, Egyptian goose.
- Contemporary Masai culture and indigenous lifestyle.
- Masai village (Optional)
- Walking safaris during which you can explore the Chaimu volcanic crater
- The underground viewing hide which allows you to get a different perspective on Hippos and Crocodiles from underwater at the Mzima Springs
- See the Shetani flow where a volcano erupted and created a river of magma that has hardened
||Nairobi – JKIA Airport or Nairobi hotel
||Transport in a safari van customized for game viewing or with option to upgrade to 4X4 Land Cruiser jeep
English speaking Driver/guide,
Accommodation in lodge/Camp
Meals on Full Board Basis while on Safari
All Park Entrance Fees
||Soft & alcoholic drinks
Things of personal nature
International Airfares, Visa Fees
Optional activities unless specified as included
Tips and other gratitude
Day 1: Nairobi – Amboseli National Park
Embark on the 3-4 hour drive from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park, arriving in time for lunch. After a leisurely early afternoon, we proceed for a game drive. Viewing wildlife against the backdrop of the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain on our planet and Africa’s highest peak, makes Amboseli a real spectacle. Keep your eyes open and cameras ready for shots of large herds of elephants and plains game, giraffes, gazelles, lions and leopards, among others roaming the plains L-D Overnight at lodge/camp
Day 2: Amboseli National Park Full Day
Enjoy an entire day full of game drives in the park. Known the world over as one of the best places to get up close to free-ranging elephants, expect to see these magnificent animals, as well as cape buffalo, cheetah, zebra, wildebeest and impala, among numerous others B-L-D.
Day 3: Amboseli – Tsavo West National Park
After breakfast, our adventure continues through dry shrub land, and we will cross the great lava flow of Mt Kilimanjaro (now a dormant volcano) and the Chyulu Hills to Tsavo West National Park. We will arrive in time for lunch. After lunch, we proceed for an afternoon game viewing drive and visit to the Rhino Sanctuary, a safe haven for the area’s black rhino. The sanctuary, although only open from 4pm to 6pm each day, provides a rare glimpse into the protected habitat of these animals that have been threatened by extinction since the 1980s due to overhunting. Overnight at lodge/camp
Day 4: Tsavo West
Full day of game drives in Tsavo West, Kenya’s largest park famous for its large herds of elephants. Wild animals will spice up your date with the Tsavo including elephants, Masai giraffes, lesser kudus, zebras, dik diks, lions, leopards, and cheetahs, among others. Tsavo West is also well known for its one-of-a-kind volcanic features, including ‘Five Sisters,’ the five cone-shaped hills nestled in one area and resembling one another. The Chaumu and Shetani lava flows are also major highlights, and we’ll pass Whistling Rock, the rocky hill that produces whistling sound when there are strong winds. We will also visit the Mzima springs, a phenomenal fresh water body that gushes suddenly from underground rocks in the midst of dry patchy woodlands. From the safety of an underwater observation tank you will have the fantastic opportunity to see submerged hippo, crocodiles and fish on the floor of the springs. The word ‘mzima’ is Swahili for ‘life’ and this water feature draws its name from its role literally giving much-needed life in one of the most arid parks in Kenya.
Day 4: Tsavo West- Nairobi
Early morning game drive on sunrise when predators are active. Breakfast then check out. Game drive as we head out back to Nairobi