Safari from Mombasa - One Day Trip to Tsavo EAST

Short Overview

One of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya, Tsavo East National Park, holds almost 14.000 square kilometres of savanna and semi-arid grassland. It is named after the river Tsavo, flowing from west to east through the national park, converging there with Athi, forming the river Galana. It is home to an immense and diverse population of wildlife. It’s divided by rail and road from the adjacent a good 9.000 square kiliometres big Tsavo West National park.

Expect to see the big five, black rhino, cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, and lion. The latter being the famous Tsavo lions, whose adult males often don't have manes at all. Nonetheless, they are called the men-eaters from Tsavo. And there's so much more to see - many of over a hundred species of mammals, among which giraffe, yellow baboon, bushbuck, caracal, African wildcat, cheetah, civet, wild dog, different duikers, zebras, monkeys, genets, hartebeests, jackals, hyenas, mongooses and many more. Birdlife is also abundant - there were over 500 bird species recorded! From grounded ostriches, water-bound kingfishers, herons, and crowned cranes, to poetic lovebird and sacred ibis.

Its still nature’s major attractions are the Mutanda rock, Yatta plateau, Lugard falls, and the Aruba dam.

A visit to Tsavo East National Park can be a great day trip or a fantastic two- or three-day safari with your stay amidst the wildlife. It can be also perfectly combined with visiting Tsavo West or Amboseli national park.

Your Journey Mapped Out

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  1. DAY 1 - Mombasa / Diani beach - Tsavo East National Park - Mombasa / Diani beach
Nights in total: 1
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DAY 1 - Mombasa / Diani beach - Tsavo East National Park - Mombasa / Diani beach

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel before the sun rises, and in the comfortable vehicle, you'll observe the life waking up on your way to the park. After entering the park through the Bachuma gate you will immediately start with your game drive. Look out for the famous maneless lions, red elephants, cheetahs, giraffes, antelopes, zebras, and much more. The drive will take you to the famous Aruba dam over the river Voi - an important water source, where, especially during the dry season, lots of animals can be observed.

Just when the heat starts to pound in, we will take you to a restaurant lunch, and after being filled with new energy, you will go for another game drive, to look for the animals not yet seen. There's a good chance to see all of the big five here, and an abundance of life all around.

You will then say goodbye to the animals and we'll bring you to your hotel in Mombasa or a beach resort, or the airport.