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4 nights Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks

4 NIGHTS TSAVO EAST AND TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARKS

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DAY 1 AND 2: TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK

Leaving early, we shall proceed to the amazing Tsavo East National Park where our tour begins. This is the largest national park in Kenya, occupying an area of 13,747 square kilometres. The park is bathed by the massive Athi-Galana-Sabaki River, which serves as the lifeline of this great park. This amazing park is often nick-named “Theatre of the Wild”. It is indeed an amazing place and the local wildlife is often easy to see because of the open nature of this savannah.

We shall enjoy game drives here looking for mammals such as Cheetah, African Lion, Leopard, Savannah Elephant, Gerenuk, African Buffalo, Fringe-eared Oryx and Tana Gazelle. Due to the local geology, most parts of the park are covered in red soil. This often covers the fur of the local animals making them appear red. The local elephants are in fact nicknamed “red elephants’. Along the fringes of the local rivers and swampy ponds, we may be lucky to find Nile Hippos and Nile Crocodiles competing for wetland dominance.

The park is also amazing with its birdlife; and we can expect spectacular species such as Northern Carmine Bee-eater, Von der Decken’s Hornbill and Red-and-yellow Barbet.

You will also visit the beautiful Lugard Falls, located within the park. This is a series of white water rapids, along the Galana River, named after Frederick Lugard. Another amazing feature of this great place is the 300 kilomtere long Yatta Plateau- the longest lava flow in the entire World.

Nights in Tsavo East.

DAY 3 AND 4: TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK

Our next destination on the tour will be the vast Tsavo West National Park. Here we shall enjoy game drives with our guide, seeking the local wildlife and learning about this spectacular destination. We shall enjoy the volcanic landforms here, including the scenic Shetani Lava- an ancient lava flow that originated from the nearby Chyulu Hills. We shall also visit the Mzima Springs, a superb wetland where game viewing can be done on foot.

There will be great mammals to look forward to, including African Lions, Nile Hippos, Leopards, Savannah Elephants, Lesser Kudu and Cheetah. Birds to expect include Golden-breasted Starling, Tawny Eagle and Eastern Paradise Whydah. We shall also visit the beautiful Ngulia Valley Rhino Sanctuary; where we shall get to search for Black Rhinos.

Nights in Tsavo West.

DAY 5: TSAVO WEST TO NAIROBI

On this day, we shall enjoy a morning game drive in Tsavo West. We shall then head to Nairobi, cruising across the beautiful countryside.

Later, we head to the airport; marking the end to our lovely safari.

 

 

Highlight mammals and others

Cape Buffalo, Savannah Elephant, Black Rhino, African Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Blue Wildebeest

Highlight birds

Kori Bustard, African Fish Eagle, Superb Starling, Secretarybird

Habitats covered

Wetlands, Savannah

Photographic opportunities

Excellent

Special moments

African Big 5, Mzima Springs, the Lunatic Express story

 

Extensions:-

The 4 nights Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks safari can be combined with our Masai Mara Wildlife Safari.