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08 Days Safari tour itinerary for kenya: Come For Abundant Wildlife And Natural Scenery

Amboseli National Park, Mombasa, Nairobi, Tsavo East National Park

Safari Tour
Photography Tour
Wildlife Tour

Depart from the Kenyan capital to these amazing national park split into West and East Parks, in addition to Amboseli. Venture out to a private wildlife sanctuary offering panoramic views of the neighbouring hills, with scenic landscapes and diverse wildlife scenery. 

DAY 01

nairobi - Tsavo east

Nairobi -Tsavo East National Park Voi Safari Lodge/ Voi Safari Lodge. 

  • Arrive at JKIAirport (NBO) where we will meet for the tour briefing as we finalize all underlying issue, also a time to get clarification of any issue that may haven't been clearly understood, so we can proceed as one team, with everyone involved and fully aware what we are up to.

  • Settle all outstanding issues, and we will depart past midnight, for a 3 to 4hrs journey to Voi Town. 

  • Drive along Mombasa - Nairobi Highway for 320 km with stopovers for coffee along the busy highway. 

  • Arrive at Voi town and proceed for a short drive to the park to Tsavo East Park gate (the largest park in Kenya which covers an area of 13,747 km2) to where we would have access to the Tsavo East park gate at dawn. 

  • Do early check-in and we will catch up some sleep.

  • Wake up for full a breakfast at 0900 hrs. Alternatively, depending with you, after a long flight and a long drive, you will be advised if we can embark for a 6 am morning game drive, an ideal moment for introductory game watching, when the animals are active, and easy to spot the big game hunting.

  • Return to the lodge for full breakfast and to have the much-needed sleep and rest from fatigue after a long hours drive and flight. You will have time to have uninterrupted sleep and wake up in time for lunch at 13:30hrs. 

  • Embark after some rest for an extensive exploration of Tsavo East National Park, with its abundant wildlife and natural scenery, even to the Aruba Dam (a water hole where animals come to drink water). Physical attractions include Tsavo River, Yatta Plateau which is 300 km2, Mudanda Rock, Lugard Falls, Voi seasonal River and Aruba Dam. You have also a chance to see animals like red elephants, rhinos, leopards, cheetah, and giraffes among others.

  • Proceed with the game drive till 6.30 pm when you'll be back to the lodge for dinner and overnight with an opportunity to watch animals at the comfort of your cozy room and/or at restaurants or over a campfire to sit back, dine and unwind as you take stock of the days moments. 

Dinner and overnight to Voi Safari Lodge Or Voi Wildlife Lodge Meal Plan. Breakfast (B), Lunch and Dinner (D).

DAY 02

Tsvo East - taita hills wildlife sanctuary

At Taita Hills Game Lodge including Big Cats, the Big Five (buffalo, lion, elephant, leopard and rhino) and just about everything in between. 

  • Wake up for an early breakfast and drive to Tsavo East National Park. The park covers approximately 40 per cent of the total of Kenya’s national parks. Its dramatic view of the Mudanda Rock and Yatta Plateau, the world’s largest lava flow makes it a popular destination. Tsavo and Athi River unite to form the remarkably Lugard’s falls. The park is home of the Red Elephant and other wildlife and birdlife.

  • Have game en-route as we head for exit through Buchuma Gate, for a short drive to Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary.

  • Arrive in time for lunch and check-in at Taita Hills Game Lodge, where you will reside for the lest of your stay in this magnificent wildlife haven. This sanctuary forms an important wildlife corridor between the two major national parks Tsavo East, and Tsavo West and its a major migration route for the more than 12000 elephants that live in the two national parks. The parks form one of the largest conservation areas on Earth and are home to the Big Five, namely Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino in addition to plenty of other plain games.

  • Eat lunch and have some restful moments in this Game Lodge, one of the Kenya flagship lodge.

  • Embark on an introductory game drive around the conservancy, exploring extensively as you familiarize yourself with the surrounding. The game search will take you, till sun-downer, where you will drive back, to dine and unwind, having now settled in this sanctuary and the lodge, becoming part of it as you enjoy dinner and a silent night's sleep.

Meal Plan. Breakfast (B), Lunch and Dinner (D).

DAY 03

Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary; at Taita Hills Game Lodge.

This sanctuary is a privately owned located in Taita-Taveta in the south-west region of Kenya. 

  • Eat a hearty breakfast at your lodge and you will depart for a day-long game searching in the heart of Taita Hills Game Sanctuary with lunch breaks at Taita Hills Game Lodge or at its partner Sarova Salt-lick Game Lodge, also another magnificent lodge both lodges has been built with game viewing in mind - you can see animals in all directions because it offers spectacular open views as you enjoy your lunchtime meal.

  • Continue after lunch to explore the Wildlife Sanctuary on a game drive. Scenic sights include landscape while wildlife includes Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, cheetah, Masai giraffe, zebra, etc. The sanctuary has also a great diversity of birdlife as it borders Tsavo West National Park. It is majorly savanna with some few areas covered with bushes and thicket. As the name suggests the sanctuary offers panoramic views of the neighbouring Taita hills, an ideal location for a photographic tour for nature lovers, game drives, and game watching at a close range; offering an up-close and personal touch with nature through guided walks and a visit to a local and authentic tribal village.

  • Proceed for a game drive in the sanctuary after lunch until sunset. During our afternoon game drive, you have high chances of spotting the lions, cheetah, baboons, giraffes, herds of elephants, buffalo and other games etc. that roam wild and free in this park.

  • Return at sundown, for dinner and overnight stay at Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge. 

Meal Plan. Breakfast (B), Lunch and Dinner (D)

DAY 04

Taita Hill Wildlife Sanctuary - Tsavo West.

At Ngulia Safari Lodge Or Kilanguni Serena Game Lodge. 

  • Wake up early in the morning and get served with a cup of tea or coffee.

  • Embark on a dawn game drive in search of wild games, with chances to witness lions, cheetahs, leopards hunting their prey. An extensive game watching moment that will take the better part of the early hours.

  • Return to the lodge for a full breakfast.

  • Check out from the lodge, and with en-route game watching, exit Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary for neighbouring Tsavo West National Park. Tsavo West lies on the West of the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway, equidistant from Mombasa and Nairobi. The emerald hills, liquid lava flows, palm-fringed rivers, teeming wildlife and sparkling oases set against the unforgettable cloud –shadowed African Savannah. Cutting across the Vast park or accessing it through Voi or Mtitu Andei Gates, that will depend on nature of the Road, with an en-route game drive.

  • Proceed for an afternoon game viewing till evening.

  • Unwind with dinner and overnight at Kilaguni Lodge Or Ngulia Safari Lodged, where you can watch animals coming at a watering point at the comfort of your room and from the restaurant.

  • Arrive at the lodge at sundown time permitting you will have more game drives enroute to the lodge and check-in for dinner and overnight.

  • Sit back and relax at this magnificent lodge overlooking wildlife watering and salt-lick area.

DAY 05

Tsavo West National Park

  • Get up for early morning breakfast, leave for the bush in search of wild games, until 0900 hrs.

  • Return to the lodge for full breakfast.

  • Prepare for check-out from the lodge.

  • Proceed on with your last game drive in Tsavo West on the northern section of the park, visiting the Mzima water springs, waters that have filtered underground from the Chyulu Hills gushes from below a lava ridge into a series of clear pools. You have an opportunity to view animals underwater through a glass. As you prepare to exit Tsavo West for Amboseli National Park, our tour shall not be complete in Tsavo West without being taken on an elevated point to see Mount Kilimanjaro from a distance. Chyulu hills are clearly seen nearby and other scenic valleys.

  • Begin the journey at midday to Amboseli Via Mtitu Andei Park gate, or through the Chyulu Hills by the highway, lunch served en-route or in Amboseli depending on the time.

  • Arrive in time for dinner or time permitting, you will have a short game drive, and later dinner and overnight at your tented camp or lodge.

DAY 06

Tsavo West to Amboseli National Park

  • Wake up for an early morning pre-breakfast game drive returning to the lodge for a full breakfast at 0900hrs.

  • Proceed for more game drive at the west which will take you to Mzima Spring.

  • Check out of the camp and have a game drive. Here, you will visit the famous Mzima springs. You will go down the tunnel to see hippos, crocodiles and different species of fish inside the clear waters.

  • Eat lunch served at your lodge as we prepare for check out after meals for the journey to Amboseli National Park, renowned for its huge tusked elephants and the view of Mount Kilimanjaro.

  • Depart at 1400 hrs and you will cross dramatic volcanic formations at Shaitani Lava flow, after the visit at this picturesque scene of lava formations, emerald hills, liquid lava flows, palm-fringed rivers, teeming wildlife and sparkling oases set against the unforgettable cloud –shadowed African Savannah. At the north of the park, water that has filtered underground from the Chyulu Hills gushes from below a lava ridge into a series of clear pools. You have an opportunity to view animals underwater through a glasshouse. The scenic volcanic arena from the ‘Shetani’ Lava flow which is Swahili for ‘Devil’ and the Chaimu Crater, Lake Jipe, ridges, volcanic ash cones and rocky outcrops forms scenery like no other. Game viewing here is magnificent with herds of huge tusked elephants, fat pods of hippo, giant crocodile, and teeming herds of plain game, a fantasia of birdlife and some magical flora.

  • Proceed for a game drive through Chyulu Hills heading to Amboseli National Park arriving late afternoon.

  • Arrive in Amboseli, where you will have an evening game time permitting as you drive en route to the lodge for check-in and lunch.

  • Start the evening game drive at 1600hrs, until sundown at 1800hrs. You will also have a chance to visit a traditional Masai village and enjoy their traditional dances at the comfort of your lodge around the camp.

  • Return to the lodge at 6.00 pm for dinner and overnight.

DAY 07

Amboseli National Park

  • Wake up early morning for a cup of tea/coffee and snacks to wake you up in preparation for an early morning game drive.

  • Proceed for morning game drive till 0900 hrs returning to the camp for the main breakfast. Amboseli Park has become one of the most visited parks in Kenya for its serenity as well as the view of the peak of Kilimanjaro during the sunrise and sunset in the evening. To be spotted are the big cats as well as the herds of the African Elephants.

  • Explore this amazing Kenya wildlife splendour for the whole day returning to your camp late in the afternoon at sundown in time for dinner and overnight in the tented camp.

DAY 08

Amboseli - Mombasa Or Nairobi

  • Eat an early morning breakfast then proceed for morning game drive. This is the best time to view the Mt. Kilimanjaro.

  • Return to the camp for full breakfast.

  • Check out of the lodge after breakfast and have the final game drive as you leave the park.

  • Arrive in Voi town for the last lunch.

  • Embark on the journey after lunch back to Mombasa or Nairobi arriving in the evening, full of great impressions.

  • 2647 USD Per Adult (* all inclusive package.)
  • Transport in a customized safari vehicle with ample space and each person is guaranteed a window seat for excellent game viewing.

  • Services of a professional and experienced English speaking guides.

  • Accommodation in double/triple room on full board with B, L & D

  • Game drives as per the itinerary

  • Game parks or national parks entry fees

  • Three meals per day whilst on safari

  • Bottled water while on the safari

  • Complimentary return airport transfers in Nairobi

  • Beverages, soft and alcoholic drinks, but tea and coffee served with meals

  • Tipping and gratuities to guide and other support staffs.

  • Cultural visits to local villages and other safari diversions & optional activities not indicated on the itinerary

  • Masai Mara balloon safari @ 450 dollars per person can be arranged on request

  • Items and services of personal effects

  • Kenyan visas and other entry permits i.e yellow fever certificate

  • Hotel accommodation in Nairobi before and after the safari.

  • Camping option on this packages is available on request

  • Extension to the Kenya seaside can be combined with this tour; to begin with or end with a drop off to the beach of your choice to Diani south coast, Mombasa city and its environs, Malindi and Watamu also to up north in Lamu and Mada islands, all these accessible by road, air and railway.

  • Kenya Luxury Game Lodges, Featuring Tsavo East & West and the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary and Amboseli National Park

  • Tsavo East / Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary and Tsavo West National Parks 

  • Meet and greet upon arrival; after the reception is your safari briefings with your guide present. We then depart to Voi along Nairobi - Mombasa Highway to access Tsavo East National Park.

Amboseli National Park, Mombasa, Nairobi, Tsavo East National Park

Safari Tour
Photography Tour
Wildlife Tour

Contributed By

Nicholas Ndegwa

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USD 2647
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