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Tsavo East National park

Tsavo East National Park is by far the biggest of Kenya’s parks. Tsavo East is nine times bigger than the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Most famous for its huge herds of dust-red elephants, more than 10,000 of them and the characteristically short-maned Tsavo lions. Tsavo East is 153km from Mombasa and about 2.5 – 3hrs drive to the Bachuma gate and this is the 1st entrance to the park. As well as teeming with wildlife, Tsavo East offers visitors some spectacular scenery. Some notable sights include: The Mudanda Rock is a 1.6 km inselberg of stratified rock that acts as a water catchment that supplies a natural dam below. It offers an excellent vantage point for the hundreds of elephants and other wildlife that come to drink during the dry season. On the Galana River, Lugard Falls is a series of white water rapids running between some remarkable rock formations. We can take on a full day game drive with a picnic lunch to see both the falls and also Yatta Plateau, the world’s longest lava flow. Its incredible 290 km length was formed by lava from Ol Doinyo Sabuk Mountain.

Day 1: Pick up from Diani beach or mombasa to Tsavo East

Pick up from hotel in Diani beach or Mombasa at 6.30am drive to Tsavo East, pick time varies according to your hotel location. The drive to Tsavo East park takes about 2hrs 30minutes on the Mombasa Nairobi highway. Your driver guide will take a 15minutes toilet stop just before entrance into Tsavo East, you can stretch your legs and use this chance to use the toilet before we go into the park. Normally we are at the Tsavo East park entrance by 10.30am, We will use the 1st entrance gate into Tsavo East park called Buchuma gate which is about 153km from Mombasa town. As you as we enter the Tsavo gate you are in for an exhilarating time, we begin our game viewing drives as you head towards Satao Camp.

Day 2: game drives in Tsavo East

There so many animals to be spotted the along the way but the ‘Red elephant’ is commonly sighted as soon as you enter the park. The Satao camp boasts 20 luxurious en-suite tents, each with private verandahs, nestled among the tamarind trees surrounding the camp’s very own watering hole. The tents are carefully positioned to allow uninterrupted views of the visiting wildlife whilst ensuring total privacy.There are 16 tents and 4 suites. The tents interiors are simply exquisite.

Game drives through out the day,with breaks for lunch followed by a well-deserved afternoon rest as you wait for the temperatures to cool down before heading out for the afternoon game drives, in the cool of the afternoon a lot of animals can be seen moving around, your afternoon game viewing drives will last from16h00 – 18h00. Dinner and overnight at Satao camp.

Day 3: Drive from Tsavo East to Diani or Mombasa

Start your third day of safari at 06.00am, drive out of Satao camp just as the sun begins to rise, game viewing drives in search for more wildlife, you are more likely to see more action during the mornings because the animals tend to move around a lot. Breakfast follows at 08.00am. Check out of lodge after breakfast and start your departure towards the exit gate with game drives en-route as you head towards Mombasa or Diani beach.

Drop off at you at your hotel.

Price includes
  • All transfers specified
  • National parks and Conservation entrance fees.
  • Ground transportation in a safari vehicle and professional safari guide
  • Meals and accommodation in lodges/camps as per itinerary.
  • Unlimited mileage on game drives.
  • Free Mineral water in vehicle on Safari drives
Price does not include
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Gratuities.
  • Excursions other than specified.
  • Personal Insurance.

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