Nairobi Safari Packages
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|3 Days 2 Nights Tsavo East/ West|
Day 1: Hotel to Tsavo East
Early morning pickup form hotel at 7.00am, drive along Mombasa Nairobi highway up o Ngwata curio shop for stop over. You will enter through Bachuma gate and start your first game drive till you reach the Aruba man made dam. In Aruba there are so many different animals coming to drink water in different intervals. The game drive will continue until 1.00 where you will have lunch after lunch relax for about two hours either in swimming pool, the tunnel at Voi or in your room. Afternoon game drive will start at 3.30pm ending at 6.30pm. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Tsavo East - Tsavo West
Will have tea or coffee at 6.15am. Have a game drive till 8.45am for breakfast. 9.45am check out of Voi Safari Lodge/Asnil Aruba Lodge or Voi Wildlife Lodge drive through Mombasa Nairobi highway and enter Tsavo West National Park through Tsavo river gate. First Game drive towards lunch at Ngulia lodge/Ngulia Bandas lodge/kilaguni lodge.Relax for two hours then drives to the rhino sanctuary at rhino valley. Here you have a chance to see the rare rhino or the leopard. Drive back to lodge at around 6.30pm to have dinner and overnight.
Day 3 :Mombasa
Morning breakfast at 6.30Am. until 7.15am Take the luggage to mini bus. Drive to the famous Mzima springs, crocodiles and fresh water fish (Tilapia). Later drive through volcanic Shetani lava and then come out of the park at around 1.30am. Last lunch at Voi town.Reach Mombasa around 5.30pm.
Daily Departure, minimum 2 persons.
The Tsavo West National Park is covered in volcanic cones, rocky outcrops and lava flows. The northern part of Tsavo West is the most developed in terms of lodges and infrastructure and has spectacular scenery with a rolling volcanic landscape carpeted in long grass and dense bush.
Tall vegetation makes game spotting here a little trickier than in some of the other parks. The Big Five can be found in the park along with a fine range of antelope species. The main attractions of the park are the two waterholes, built by the lodges to more or less guarantee that their guests will be treated to fabulous game viewing.
Places to visit include the Chaimu Crater and the Roaring Rocks viewpoint. These are located just southeast of Kilaguni Safari Lodge; they can be climbed in roughly 15 minutes and offer sensational views over the plains.
Across the highway from Tsavo West is Tsavo East. Famous for its large numbers of elephant and spectacular herds of up to 1000 buffalo, Tsavo East has more open savannah than its western sibling.
The scrub-covered hills of the southern park have a very remote feel and the park, despite its great game, does not attract large numbers of tourists. The best game viewing is along the watercourses and at the Kanderi swamp, which is not far from the main Voi gate. Thirty kilometres from the gate is the Aruba Dam and lion are commonly spotted around here.
For a number of years only the southern third of the park was open to the public because of the danger posed by poachers, and visitors were likely to encounter carcasses of tuskless elephants. In the past the park was hard hit by poachers who slaughtered horrifying numbers of rhino, elephant and other species.
Long at the epicentre of a poaching war which decimated rhino numbers from approximately 8000 in 1970 to less than 50 two decades later, elephant numbers plummeted from 50,000 in the 1960s to 5,000 twenty years later.
Today, however, the corner has well and truly been turned and you can be treated to the sight of large herds of 50 or more elephants, which have instinctively retreated to the vicinity of the lodges where they are assured of protection.
Places of interest
There are some interesting geographical features in Tsavo, including the Lugard Falls (this is actually a misnomer as the 'falls' are in fact a series of rapids on the Galana River), and the Mzima Springs (the source of much of Mombasa's fresh water).
At Mzima you can walk down to a large pool, a favourite hang out for hippos and crocodiles. There is an underwater viewing chamber where you can observe thousands of primordial looking fish. Sadly, you are not going to spot crocodiles or hippos in the chamber