This 5 Days Kenya Safari will take you for an exploration of Tsavo West and Amboseli National Parks with various Wildlife offerings including the Big 5 mammal species alongside Africa’s Big Cats.
Tsavo West National Park also known as the “land of Larva, springs, Man Eaters and Magical Sunsets” is located in the Southeastern part of Nairobi along Nairobi-Mombasa highway. The park covers an area of 9,065sqkm making it the second largest National park in Kenya established in 1948. The park is home to large herds of Africa’s Big Game like lions, leopards, black and white rhinos, Elephant, Cheetah, Wild dogs, Buffalo, Giraffe, Mongoose, Zebra, Crocodile, Hyrax, Lesser Kudu, Dik- dik, and Nocturnal Porcupine making it home to the Big 5 Mammal species. It also boosts of over 400 bird species including river warbler, red-backed shrike, Easter black-headed oriole, marsh warbler, African fin-foot, starlins, corncrake, golden pipit, pangani long claw, Basra reed warbler, Shelley’s sterling, pied kingfisher, golden palm weaver, Somali ostrich, taita fiscal, taita falcon, Narina trogon, martial eagle, lesser kestrel among other bird species.
Amboseli National Park is located in the Southern region of Kenya in Loitoktok district. The park got its name from a local word in Maasai language meaning “Salty dusty place.” The park covers an area of 392sqkm and it is heavenly endowed with large herds of elephants making it the best place in Africa to get up-close to free ranging elephants. The park boosts of various species of mammals like Lions, elephants, Wildebeest, Leopards, Zebra, Hippo, Giraffe, hyenas, cheetahs, wild dogs, hartebeests, dik-dik, kudus, jackals, bat-eared foxes, fringe-eared Oryx, long-necked gerenuks, serval, warthogs and yellow baboon. The park also has various bird species of about 400 species including pelicans, crakes, kingfishers, lily-trotters, egrets, hammerkops, rare Madagascar squaco, among others.
Day 1: Arrival and Pick up from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport – Transfer to Tsavo West National Park – Evening Game drive
The 5 Days Tsavo West & Amboseli Wildlife Safari will start with a pick up from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or your Hotel by our Professional driver guide from Paradise Adventure Vacations who will meet and greet you, he will then brief you about the entire Safari and thereafter start the drive to Tsavo West National Park which is about 4 hours from Nairobi. On your way to the Park, you will make a brief stop at the Shetani lava flows for a picture moment and also visit Mzima springs which is home to various crocodiles and hippos. You will then continue to your lodge for check in and lunch. Later you will go on an evening game drive where you will spot mammals like Buffalo, Giraffe, Mongoose, Zebra, lions, leopards, and black and white rhinos, among others. Return back later to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Tsavo West National Park – Full day Game Drive
This day of your Safari will entirely be spent on a game drive which will start early in the morning. It will give you a great opportunity to spot predators like lions, leopards, spotted hyenas which are usually very active before sunrise and other mammals like hippos, buffaloes, wildebeests, elephants and many more. You will enjoy your packed lunch in the bush and then continue with the game drive while searching for more wildlife. Later you will enjoy the beautiful sunset sweeping through the park as you drive back to your lodge for your dinner and an overnight.
Day 3: Transfer to Amboseli National Park – Evening Game drive
Day 3 of your Safari will start with a hot mouthwatering breakfast and thereafter embark on a 2 hours’ drive to Amboseli National Park located south of Nairobi. Upon reaching, you will check into your accommodation for a delightful lunch and have relaxation. Later you will go for an evening game drive through the short savannah grasslands as you enjoy the iconic and most beautiful backdrop of the snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro which stands high up in the clouds at (5,895m) above sea level making it Africa highest free standing Mountain. You will spot mammals like elephants, Wildebeest, Leopards, Zebra, Hippo, Giraffe, hyenas, cheetahs, wild dogs, hartebeests, dik-dik, kudus, and jackals among others. Later you will return to your lodge for dinner as well as an overnight.
Day 4: Amboseli National Park – Morning Game drive – Maasai Community Encounter
After delighting on your delicious breakfast, you will start day 4 of your 5 Tsavo West & Amboseli Wildlife Safari with an early morning game drive. You will drive through the dry savannah plains in search for wildlife species like elephants, Wildebeest, Leopards, Zebra, Hippo, Giraffe, warthogs, hyenas, cheetahs, wild dogs, hartebeests, dik-dik, kudus, jackals, bat-eared foxes, fringe-eared Oryx, long-necked gerenuks among other mammals while enjoying the stunning views of Africa’s highest snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro in the backdrop in case the weather plays along. You will then return to your lodge for a hearty lunch and relaxation. Later in the evening, later you will go for an experience with the local Maasai community living around the park and enjoy an Authentic Maasai experience. Later return back to your accommodation for your dinner as well as an overnight.
Day 5: Transfer back to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or your Hotel
On your final day of the 5 Days Tsavo West & Amboseli Wildlife Safari, you will have a delicious breakfast and thereafter transfer back to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or your Hotel with an enroute game drive. You will have a finger-licking lunch upon your arrival in Nairobi City. Thank you so much for specifically choosing Paradise Adventure Vacations on the 5 Days Tsavo West & Amboseli Wildlife Safari and we hope to see you again!!!