Red Elephant Safari - Amboseli, Tsavo West and Tsavo East - Four days from Nairobi
The underlying theme being elephants this tour, obviously, is a treat for elephant lovers. And it will equally excite also those in search of other animals. Three less-crowded national parks in Kenya, Amboseli, Tsavo West and Tsavo East, provide varied ecosystems, home to numerous amazing creatures. This off-the-beaten-track tour will reward you with not only an abundance of different animals encountered but also with magnificently diverse landscapes and flora within. And not to forget the breathtaking views - the ones of Mt Kilimanjaro from Amboseli - the Royal Court of Kilimanjaro - majestic and unparalleled.
Your Journey Mapped Out
Ready to set out? Your adventure awaits!
- DAY 1 - NAIROBI - AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
- DAY 2 - AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK - TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK
- DAY 3 - TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK - TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK
- DAY 4 - TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK - NAIROBI
DAY 1 - NAIROBI - AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
You'll depart from Nairobi in the morning for the drive to Amboseli National Park. Your drive takes you across the Athi Plains, the ancestral home of the famous Maasai.
Upon arrival in Amboseli, you'll see why it is sometimes called the Royal Court of Kilimanjaro. The park is home to large herds of free-roaming elephants and offers the best views of Africa's highest mountain above.
You'll arrive in time for lunch at your lodge before embarking on a memorable sunset game drive through the park.
DAY 2 - AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK - TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK
You'll wake before dawn for an unparalleled view of Mount Kilimanjaro at sunrise. For those wanting to snap a picture of Africa's iconic elephant herds against the backdrop of the Tanzanian mountain, this is an opportunity not to miss!
After returning to your lodge for breakfast, you'll depart for Tsavo West National Park - home to Kenya's famous red elephants. So named for the red volcanic dust that they bathe in, the elephants of Tsavo are something unique to Kenya.
And unique could very well be the perfect word to describe the twin parks of Tsavo West and Tsavo East. With their blend of volcanic terrain, palm-lined rivers, idyllic oases, and liquid lava, both parks are like something out of fantasy.
A highlight of your visit to the park will undoubtedly be a visit to the Mzima Springs, where a partially submerged viewing chamber allows you to see the wallowing hippos as you've never seen them before.
DAY 3 - TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK - TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK
You'll take a picnic lunch with you as you depart this morning, with your destination being Tsavo West's sister park, Tsavo East. Every bit as beautiful as its neighbour, Tsavo East, is the true home of the famous red elephants. You'll have the opportunity to see these distinctly coloured elephants bathing in the crystal clear waters of the Galana River.
More of the region's volcanic terrain is on display today as well, with landmarks such as the hump-backed Mudanda Rock, the eroded rocks of Lugard Falls, and the world's longest lava flow at Yatta Plateau.
All of this plus great game-viewing opportunities ought to make for an unforgettable safari experience.
DAY 4 - TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK - NAIROBI
You'll end your safari with a morning game drive that is often called the Theatre of the Wild. Tsavo East turns on a real show in the morning light, and it will be a fitting end to your safari adventure. There will be ample opportunity to spot predators on the hunt and snap last minute photos.
Following breakfast, you'll return to Nairobi.