6 DAYS SHIMBA HILLS TSAVO EAST TSAVO WEST AND AMBOSELI SAFARI

6 DAYS SHIMBA HILLS, TSAVO AND AMBOSELI SAFARI SUMMARY

6 days Shimba hills, Tsavo East Tsavo West and Amboseli safari shall start from Mombasa. It can also end in Mombasa or Nairobi depending on your arrangements and flight details. You shall begin your safari with a visit to Shimba hills which is about 33 km from Mombasa town. Shimba Hills protects one of the last large coastal rainforests in East Africa. It is a stronghold for the rare subspecies of sable antelope: Roosevelt’s sable. This is not a Big Five reserve, but several of the usual safari animals, as well as some interesting bird-life.

You will thereafter visit Tsavo East National park. The sight of dust-red elephants wallowing, rolling and spraying each other with the midnight blue waters of palm-shaded Galana River in Tsavo East National Park is one of the most evocative images in Africa. The park forms the largest protected area in Kenya. It is home to most of the larger mammals especially herds of dust red elephants.

 Close-by, Tsavo West National Park will offer you a different experience with its scenic hills, rich deep colors and lush springs. Known as the land of Lava springs, man eaters lions and magical sunsets, Tsavo West is a beautiful, rugged wilderness.  Tsavo West offers some of the most magnificent game viewing in the world and attractions include elephant, rhino and Hippos.

 Wind up with Amboseli National Park which is crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, the Amboseli Park is one of Kenya’s most popular parks. It is also one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. Amboseli is also home to the famed Masai people, those tall, proud nomadic warriors whose legendary prowess in battle and single-handed acts of bravery in fights with wild animals has spread across the world. A visit to their village reveals the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a memorable experience. The 6 days shimba hills Tsavo East Tsavo West and Amboseli safari ends with a drive back to Nairobi.  

 

6 DAYS SHIMBA HILLS, TSAVO EAST, TSAVO WEST AND AMBOSELI SAFARI  ITINERARY

 DAY 1: MOMBASA-SHIMBA HILLS NATIONAL RESERVE

Pick up from your hotel after safari briefing you shall proceed to Shimba hills around the largest coastal forests in East Africa after Arabuko-Sokoke forest, this reserve is rich in flora and fauna. Hosts the highest density of African elephant in Kenya. Other animal species found in the area are Sable antelope, elephant shrew, bushy tailed mongoose and other small mammals like fruit bats. The forest is an important bird area and is endowed with forest birdlife while the grasslands hold localized species such as red-necked-Spur fowl, croaking cisticola and Zanzibar Red Bishop. The scenic Sheldrick Falls and the dense Mwaluganje forest are also found here. Lunch and dinner shall be served at the hotel.

Overnight at Shimba hills lodge

Shimba Hills Lodge - Kenya - Kichaka Tours and Travel Kenya    Shimba Hills Lodge - Kichaka Tours and Travel Kenya

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

DAY 2: SHIMBA – TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK

Early breakfast check out and drive to Tsavo east to arrive in good time for lunch. You will thereafter proceed to the park in search of elephants, the infamous man-eaters of Tsavo, buffalos, cheetahs, giraffe, antelopes and various other animals which call this national park their home, Mdanda Rock, Lugard Falls, Voi seasonal River and Aruba Dam.

Overnight at Ashnil Aruba lodge

Ashnil Aruba Lodge - Kichaka Tours and Travel Kenya    Ashnil Aruba Lodge - Kichaka Tours and Travel Kenya

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

DAY 3: TSAVO EAST – TSAVO WEST

After breakfast, you will depart for Tsavo west which is renowned for the Mzima Springs that produce astounding 50million gallons of fresh water daily. On your way you will be met by the sight of numerous baboons that roam the plains. You will have lunch at your camp/lodge and after some rest you will have an evening game drive which will pose to be efficient to see the ‘big five’. As the sun sets things tend to cool off with the winds setting the pace for darkness to set you will then drive back for dinner and overnight at your camp.

Overnight at Voyager ziwani tented camp

Voyager Ziwani Tented Camp - Kichaka Tours and Travel Kenya    Voyager Ziwani Tented Camp - Kichaka Tours and Travel Kenya

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

DAY 4: TSAVO WEST – AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast check out depart to Amboseli National Park. Situated under the grand mass of snow-crowned Mt. Kilimanjaro, Amboseli is a striking contrast of snaking lush green marshlands and dirty grey plains. The vast herds of elephants and plains of game are a major attraction in this reserve. You will proceed to have lunch at kibo safari camp. After some rest, you will have an evening game drive and return as the day comes to a close.

Overnight at Kibo safari camp

Kibo Safari Camp - Kichaka Tours and Travel Kenya    Kibo Safari Camp - Kichaka Tours and Travel Kenya

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 5: AMBOSELI FULL DAY  

 You will enjoy full day game drives inside Amboseli National Park in search of the big cats, Elephants families etc of Amboseli. Early morning game viewing in will be the perfect time to catch a glimpse and photographing the highest peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro. All meals at the camp while lunch will be packed.

Overnight at Kibo safari camp

Kibo Sfari Camp, Amboseli - Kichaka Tours and Travel Kenya   Kibo Safari Camp, Amboseli - Kichaka Tours and Travel Kenya

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

DAY 6: DEPART BACK TO MOMBASA/NAIROBI

After breakfast if going back to Mombasa you shall be transferred to the train station for your train back to Mombasa as it’s a quick option compared to driving after which we shall organize transfer to your hotel. If your fight is from Nairobi we shall drive back and drop you at the airport for your outbound flight.

 

TOTAL COST OF THE TOUR

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PACKAGE INCLUDES;

  • Full board accommodation on the entire safari
  • Meals as stipulated within the itinerary
  • All park entry fees.
  • Game drives
  • Vehicle park entry fees
  • Transport based on a luxury vehicle
  • Service of an English-speaking tour guide
  • Bottle of water during safari
  • Government Taxes
  • Emergency air evacuation cover

PACKAGE EXCLUDES;                                         

  • Tips and gratitude
  • Laundry
  • Personal effects
  • International airfares
  • Visas
  • Extra deviations from itinerary

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