Amboseli makes a highlight for this trip for capturing huge herds of elephants in the scenic backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro. Tsavo national park allows you to unravel on a quiet game drive and also visit the crystal-clear Mzima springs.
We are picked up from our Nairobi hotel at 08.00hrs in the morning and drive south along the busy Mombasa Road. At Emali, we branch towards Loitokitok and leave the tarmac road at Maasai Village town Mbirikiani. Our destination is 30 km long through volcanic mountain range to the Chyulu Hills. The roads are rough and almost non-existent but are compensated for by the scenery of the area with the backdrop of the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro in the south. On top of the ridge we stop to stretch our legs and enjoy our lunch. After descending the scenic hills we pass the Maasai plains and finally arrive at the Lodge/camp in Amboseli in the late afternoon for our dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast, we enjoy a morning game drive in Amboseli National Park and return to the Lodge for lunch. Amboseli National Park is famous for its large herds of elephants in the spectacular backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro- the highest mountain in Africa. Lions and cheetahs can be spotted in the morning. Amboseli Park also hosts a variety of plain game such as giraffes, impalas, gazelles, and wildebeests. In the swampy sections of the park, hippos and lots of water birds can be seen. After lunch, we take a siesta and relax at the pool before taking another game in the late afternoon till sunset. Dinner and the overnight stay will once again be at the camp.
After breakfast we leave Amboseli driving some 60km to Tsavo West game park en-route to Kilaguni Serena. In the afternoon, we visit Mzima Springs; Mzima, meaning “alive”, is a beautiful oasis of four natural springs in Tsavo West National Park. The source of the springs is a natural reservoir under the Chyulu Hills. Mzima Springs is a wonderful place to observe the cycle of life. Hippos, crocodiles and turtles congregate in spring-fed pools. At sunset we return to the Lodge for our dinner and overnight stay.
Tsavo National Park, which is divided by Mombasa Road into East and West, is about 22000 sq km making it the largest park in Africa. Today we explore Tsavo West which includes a Rhino Sanctuary. We can opt to spend the whole day in the park and leave in the morning with packed lunch or return for lunch to the Lodge. The park hosts large herds of elephants, buffaloes, lions and cheetahs and lots of plains game. Dinner and the overnight stay will be at the Lodge
Today we drive to Tsavo East National Park after breakfast. Our destination is the Voi Safari Lodge. We just arrive just in time for lunch. In the afternoon, we explore the park which is home to most of the larger mammals, vast herds of dust –red elephant, Rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, pods of hippos, crocodile, waterbucks, Lesser Kudu, Gerenuk, Hirola and a robust bird life of over 500 recorded species. Dinner and the overnight stay will be at the Lodge.
Today we visit the Aruba dam located on the north bank of the seasonal Voi River. It is visited by thousands of animals and is a great game viewing destination. The Mudanda Rock is a backed rock tower above a natural dam which draws hundreds of elephants. We return to our lodge for lunch and later on visit the Lugard falls where the waters of the Galana River plunge into foaming rapids and crocodile infested pools. Dinner and the overnight will once again be at our lodge.
After breakfast, we drive back to Nairobi with an option of lunch on the way and transfer to the airport. Depending on the timing of our international flight we can opt for dinner in one of the lovely restaurants in Nairobi.