This tour starts in Mombasa and covers Tsavo National Parks. Tsavo East and West National Parks are divided by the Mombasa-Nairobi highway. Tsavo East is mostly plains and good to spot large herds of dust covered ‘red’ elephants. Tsavo West is bushy and the location of Mzima Springs. Animals to look out for are rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, hippo, crocodile, waterbucks, lesser kudu, gerenuk among others.
Day 1: Mombasa to Tsavo East National Park
You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning to drive on the Mombasa-Nairobi highway. Enter Tsavo East and have a game drive en route to the lodge. After lunch, there is an afternoon game drive before returning to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Animals to be seen include the dust covered ‘red’ elephant, zebra, buffalo, giraffe and lion among others.
*lower/higher level accommodation available.
Day 2: Tsavo East to Tsavo West National Park
A sunrise game drive before departing for Tsavo West. Have a game drive en route to arrive in time for lunch. An evening game drive awaits to explore this vast wilderness. You will also visit the rhino sanctuary between 1600 and 1730. Tsavo West and Tsavo East are divided by the Nairobi-Mombasa highway and combined form one of the largest parks in Africa and offer a good opportunity to see the big five. Tsavo West is mostly bushy and famous for the Mzima Springs, where up to 227 million liters of cool crystal clear water flows out of the ground from Chyulu Hills through an underground river. There are hippos there. The Roaring Rocks which get their name from the wind that hurtles through them and the poachers lookout offer wonderful views over Tsavo. You might also spot the klipspringer, a small antelope called mbuzi mawe in Swahili. In the south west corner of Tsavo West is Lake Jipe. You will also get a chance to see the black rhinos at their sanctuary.
Day 3: Tsavo West to Mombasa
After breakfast, take one last look at the wilderness before starting your journey back to Mombasa. Drop off at the hotel or airport.