AJS 33: 3Nights/4Days Safari
Mombasa Beach -Salt Lick - Tsavo West - Tsavo East
Day 01 : MOMBASA BEACH - SALT LICK
After an early morning breakfast, you will be picked at any Beach Hotel south or North Coast and your driver/guide will drive you through the North Great Road to Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary is a privately owned conservation area located at the foot of the Taita Hills adjacent to Tsavo West National Park in Kenya - one of the world's largest game reserves. The Sanctuary offers many diverse opportunities for guests to experience the unique flora, fauna and culture of this fascinating ecosystem. Night game drives provide guests with an opportunity of seeing animals not usually encountered on a daytime game drive. Take a nature walk with qualified guides; enjoy a bush dinner or breakfast, champagne sundowner at Kudu Point or visit local communities and experience their culture. Night game drives are available conducted by our highly trained rangers giving an opportunity to observe some species not seen during daytime game drives.
You will check-in SAROVA SALT LICK GAME LODGE for lunch which is located in the heart of the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary and is a truly unique architectural concept consisting of 96 distinctively luxurious oval-shaped rooms, overlooking a waterhole which attracts a large array of wildlife, especially elephants. In the evenings the animals gather at the waterhole - a spectacular site to behold, to drink at the watering hole. Afternoon game drive, dinner and overnight at SAROVA SALT LICK GAME LODGE (LD).
Day 02 : SALT LICK - TSAVO WEST
Soon after breakfast we will cross over to the legendary land of the "Man-Eaters" - Tsavo National Park. The 21,000 sq km park is one of the largest in the whole world. Due to its enormous size, this animal and plant heaven was divided into two parts Tsavo East and Tsavo West, for easy administration and management. This wilderness is home too over 1000 plant species, 400 bird species and more than 60 major mammal species such as lions, huge herds of buffalo, the solitary and ill-tempered Rhino and at least 7000 elephants. The park is the location of Africa's most famous adventure story "Man eaters of Tsavo", in which two lions where responsible for eating over 500 workers who where building the Uganda railway also known as the "Lunatic Line " by it's opponents in the British Parliament in 1898. The story was made famous in the 1996 movie "The Ghost and the Darkness."
Enjoy your lunch at KILANGUNI SERENA LODGE. Conveniently located in the heart of the park (Tsavo West), the lodge offers captivating views of the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Chyulu Hills. Only 100m from the main building, is a water hole where animals come to quench their thirst. Each of the 53 rooms has a private shower, toilet, and a verandah (Patio) overlooking the waterhole and Africa's highest mountain, snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro. With it's own airstrip nearby, Kilanguni lodge is the place to be.
In the afternoon you will visit Mzima Spring replenished with two hundred and twenty million liters of crystal-clear water every day, from the underground streams stemming from the lava massif known as the Chyulu Hills, 40-50 kilometers away. Mzima forms a haven for a rich wildlife pageant with elephant soaking half immersed in the waters, light footed but ponderous looking hippo, apparently weightless, tip-toeing across the bottom, crocodiles basking on the bank or swirling through the water; gazelles, zebra and giraffe wandering around the banks through the thick acacias and raffia palms together with hundreds of chattering monkeys and birds. Mzima is also the main source of Mombasa's water supply. There are well-marked nature trails, an observation platform and an underwater glass tank, which provides a special vantage point to view this remarkable oasis. Not far from Mzima Springs, along a well-marked track, lies the precipitous magnificence of the Ngulia escarpment at the foot of the Ngulia Hills, which rise to 1825 meters. Dinner & overnight at KILANGUNI SERENA LODGE (BLD).
Day 03 : TSAVO WEST - TSAVO EAST
Soon after breakfast with game en-route we will depart Tsavo West for our next destination Tsavo East. You will check-in at VOI SAFARI LODGE for your lunch. Perched on the top of a cliff faced hill, voi safari lodge is uniquely designed to be a hinge like structure overlooking the Tsavo east plains extending as far as the undulating terrain of the Yatta plateaus. This vantage positioning of the lodge has made it a stop over for many safari adventures, nature lovers and holiday makers who are assured of sampling Kenya's wildlife attractions that continuously beat a track to the three water holes sunk by the lodge below the cliff. During the dry season the waterholes are the convergence of a lot of wild animals moving almost in a radial flies as if urged on by some kind of telephatic communication, the sight is just fantastic.
The location evokes a romantic inspiration that once moved a visiting British poet who now incorporated his experience at the lodge in most of his poems, to describe it as sample of wonder that is better than a dream. The visitors to the lodge have the rare chance of coming as close as a breath away from the wild animals in a specially designed tunnel with protective barricades that has proved popular for Post Card quality close-ups of Kenya's wildlife. The 52 roomed lodge is designed to blend with the rocky surroundings and boats of a unique dug up rock swimming pool with the surroundings dotted by wild flora planted around the lodge. The lodge is also proving popular with the travelers along the Mombasa - Nairobi highway,located 165 kms from Mombasa and has the advantage of being within a park that is served with a good infrastructure including communication facilities. After few hours relaxation you will enjoy a late afternoon before you retire for day at VOI SAFARI LODGE for dinner and overnight.
Day 04 : TSAVO EAST - MOMBASA
After breakfast, you will drive through the North Great Road via VOI TOWN and later proceed to your Beach Hotel for lunch.