Breath-taking five-day safari to Amboseli, Tsavo and Mombasa
5 Days (4 nights) - Amboseli National Park/ Tsarvo West National Park/ Mombasa. 1 night, Amboseli National Park at a Safari Lodge; 1 night, Tsarvo West National Park at a Safari Lodge; 2 nights at the Beach Hotelin Mombasa. Full board in Safari Lodge and Half board at the Beach Hotel.
Amboseli is overlooked by snow-capped Kilimanjaro
Your safari begins at 7.30 am with pick up from the doorstep of your hotel and drive Southwest on the busy Mombasa Highway, past the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the Export Processing Zone (EPZ) and branch off through the plains of Athi River heading towards Mt. Kilimanjaro as you approach Amboseli National Park that borders Tanzania while viewing the game en route. Found at the foot of the highest mountain in Africa, 5895m, the snow-caped Mt. Kilimanjaro, the park provides a clear view of the mountain rising above a saucer of clouds.
Some writers, Ernest Hemingway and Robert Ruark spun their stories of the big-game hunting in the wilds of Africa. If you are writer, this is the place you want to be, the better option for your story writing. It is also the home of the Masai, the proud nomads whose legendary prowess in battle and single handed acts of bravery in fights with wild animals especially the fierce lion/lioness has spread across the globe. Amboseli like its neighbouring Tsavo National Park is the home for the big five. You will arrive in time for lunch, afternoo game view, overnight ar your safari lodge and have breakfast the following morning before driving into Tsavo West National Park with a morning game view en route.
Tsavo National Park is a feast for the senses
This is one of the world's largest game sanctuaries: larger than Wales and Great Britain or Jamaica with an area of 20182sq.km. Gazetted in 1948, Tsavo West is Kenya's second National Park. The attractions and wildlife which include the Mzima Springs & Ngulia Escarpment and Shetani Lava Flow (Devil Mountain), absorbed rain water which flows underground down the lava ridge for 40kms to emerge as the crystal clear Mzima Springs creating a home for thousands of aquatic animals especially hippos which are easily observed from the safety of an under water observation point constructed for this purpose. This first lodge inside a National Park was opened here in 1962 by Britain's Duke of Glucester - Kilanguni Lodge which stands at the center of Tsavo West affording excellent game runs in all directions.
Descending further southward to Mombasa, you will see the adjacent Tsavo East (separated from Tsavo West by Mombasa Road) which has many interesting aspects. It has one of the worlds longest lava flow in the world - the Yatta Plateau, the Mudanda Rock between Voi and Manyani is an added attraction, the Athi River, flanked by stately down palms which, near the Manyani gate forms the Lugard Falls, a long stretch of rippling white water cataracts and a favourite haunt for sunbathing crocodiles. It also has Aruba Dam built in 1952 covering an area of 85.4 hectares. You will arrive in time for lunch, afteroon game view, overnight at your safari lodge and breakfast the following morning before further South to Mombasa arriving in time for lunch.
Historic Mombasa is full of magic & charm
With a recorded history stretching back nearly 2000 years, Mombasa is Kenya's second-largest town and is only a sizable port. It was built on an island and later attached to the mainland by a causeway with Tudor Creek to the north and Kilindi Creek - close to the entrance to the modern port area with its multitude of wharfs and deep water carrying tourists to the splendid beaches of the South Coast Mombasa itself is a mystical mixture of ancient and modern with a cosmopolitan population blending Africa, Arabia, Asia, and Europe. Fringing the dhow is the Old Town - a maze of narrow streets and pedestrian lanes with quaint shuttered houses and open-fronted shops. The smell of spices is always present.
Mombasa is traditionally a tourist town. The adventurers, traders and cocguerors visited the town, beginning with Vasco da Gama. It offers good sceneries including the Mombasa old town with narrow streets. The historical landmarks of the Vasco da Gama pillar, and of course Fort Jesus can only be appreciated by the eyes, not just words!. The ocean lovers and divers have all 480km tract of littoral belt strewn with beautiful coral reefs and gardens and hundreds of coral fish species and other, marine life, while sunworshippers find the tranquil sun-drenched, silver sanded coastal beaches a tourist paradise. It offers good sceneries including the Mombasa old town with narrow streets.