3 Days Tsavo Magic

Tsavo National Park ( East and West)

The national park of Tsavo, which is divided into Tsavo East and Tsavo West is one of the biggest parks in the world, if not the biggest, at 20,812 km2. The northern part of Tsavo West is the most developed and has spectacular scenery with a rolling volcanic landscape carpeted in long grass and dense bush. Although the tall vegetation makes game spotting trickier than in some of the other parks, the big five are in residence along with a fine collection of antelope. The main attraction of the park are the two watering holes, where lodges have been built which more or less guarantee that their guests will be treated to fabulous game viewing.

Tsavo East is famous for its large herds of elephant and spectacular herds of up to 1000 buffalo which are common here. The rolling scrub-covered hills of the park have a very remote feel and it 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.

Day 1: Mombasa - Tsavo West

Depart Nairobi or Mombasa this morning and drive to Tsavo National Park - Kenya's largest National park. Tsavo is divided into two halves, known as East and West. Your drive takes you into Tsavo West, once home to more than 50.000 elephants. Drive past Mzima Springs. Fed by the waters draining from Mt. Kilimanjaro, the springs form an oasis for a wide variety of wildlife. Overnight at Severin Camp / Kilaguni Serena Lodge.

Day 2: Tsavo West- Taita Hills.

After an early breakfast and game drive, continue to Taita Hills Private Reserve. Once a private Sisal plantation, Taita Hills is almost 170 sq. Kms. of lush forest, cascading waterfalls and abundant game. Your afternoon game drive might reveal buffalo, waterbuck, elephant and more. Tonight, be sure to spend time at the waterside blind at your lodge - the animals are so close that you can count their whiskers!. Overnight at Salt Lick Lodge.

Day 3: Taita Hills - Mombasa

Depart for Mombasa or Nairobi this morning, arriving around midday.