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Overview
Days of Operation – Wednesday (other days on Request) Duration – 4 Days Vehicle – 4x4 Vehicle Ideally suited to those staying in Mombasa, this short safari travels through Tsavo East, Amboseli National Park, and Taita Hills. It is a compact trip but provides an excellent opportunity to view a diverse variety of wildlife and the overshadowing snow-capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Detailed Itinerary

After an early breakfast, pick up from your North/South coast beach hotel or Airport and depart. Drive north, along the main highway towards Nairobi, following the route of the railway line built by the British late in the nineteenth century. The road passes through the warehouses and workshops on the outskirts of Mombasa, climbing steadily and soon the vast plains of Tsavo become visible in the distance, with the rolling Taita Hills on the horizon. Enter Tsavo East National Park (12,000 sq kms) at Buchuma Gate, here the driver will open the roof of your bus, so you can stand up with the wind in your hair. Welcome to Africa, the safari has begun! Tsavo is the largest national park in Kenya and is split into East and West by the highway. You will arrive at your lodge in time for lunch and later enjoy time for relaxation before setting off back into the park for your afternoon game drive. Return to the lodge as the sun sets.
Overnight at Ashnil Aruba Lodge on a full board basis.

After an early breakfast, depart to Amboseli. Join the main highway and continue northwards, passing Hunters Lodge, the sight of the infamous ‘Man eaters of Tsavo’ incident where lions attacked the workers building the railway, made famous in a Hollywood movie. Reach the township of Emali, you will leave the main road and head south towards Amboseli national park. If the weather is clear you’ll catch sight of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro directly ahead, arriving at your camp in time for lunch. After some time for relaxation or a dip in the inviting swimming pool, set out into the national park for a game drive. Taking you across this vast lakebed often dry, but still very swampy in areas. Amboseli is best known for its great herds of elephant you'll often find many of them standing knee deep in the water, spraying themselves to keep cool. But there's a lot of other game here too cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, many types of gazelle and other plains game and it's all set against the amazing backdrop of majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. Return to the camp as the sun sets.
Overnight at Amboseli Sentrim Camp or similar on a full board basis.

Following an early morning game drive and breakfast, depart east to Taita Hills, arriving in time for lunch followed by is an afternoon game drive in the Sanctuary, returning to the lodge as the sun sets. After dinner set out on a night game drive, this time with an opportunity to view nocturnal wildlife in their habitat.
Overnight at Sarova Saltlick Lodge on a full board basis or Sarova Taita Hills Lodge
(by default the safari will be booked at Sarova Saltlick Lodge. If Sarova Taita Hills Lodge is required then pls advise your consultant)

After breakfast enjoy an early morning game drive in the sanctuary returning to the lodge for lunch before continuing your journey to Mombasa, aiming to reach your beach hotel in the afternoon. Drop of at your North/South coast beach hotel or Airport.

Inclusions

Meet and greet services

All transport and game drives on safari sector will be in a 4x4 vehicle with pop-up roof (maximum 7 passengers) with an English / Bilingual (French, German, Italian or Spanish – must be requested at time of booking) speaking driver-guide on private basis.

Guaranteed window seat

Meals and accommodation as specified

All park fees and government taxes

Mineral water during game drives

Exclusions

Airport transfers

Visas and international flights

Airport taxes (clients pay direct)

Driver-guide gratuities

Drinks, dining rooms tips, porterage

Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance

Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature

Balloon Safari

Notes

Minimum 02 pax required to operate tour (single pax on request)

Christmas Supplement will be added if applicable

Clients requiring one way pick up OR drop-off to Watamu or Malindi Hotel supplementary cost will be applicable

Children under 5 not permitted at Saltlick

Child supplement is available on request

We may have to re-route the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non-availability.

Prices for domestic flights, airport taxes or park fees may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you.

Specific language speaking guides must be requested at time of requesting booking and are subject to availability at time of confirmation.

Due to limited luggage space in vehicles, suitcases are unsuitable for road safaris. We recommend luggage packed in inexpensive barrel/sausage bags or soft sided bags not exceeding 15kgs and 65x46 cm.

Excess luggage can be handed over to your Mombasa hotel to store (usually at no additional cost) whilst you depart on safari. Alternatively, the luggage can be handed over to the representative at time of briefing for storage in Mombasa.  Additional costs will apply. This service can be pre-booked alternatively clients can pay for this directly on the ground.

 

Trip Highlights

Mombasa – Tsavo East - Amboseli – Taita Hills Game Sanctuary - Mombasa

Departure Period

01 Sep, 2020 to 31 Oct, 2020
AUD 2,092 P P twin share
AUD 2,275 P P single

01 Nov, 2020 to 15 Dec, 2020
AUD 2,067 P P twin share
AUD 2,156 P P single

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