Three days in Tsavo East National Park
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.
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.
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.
Your Journey Mapped Out
Ready to set out? Your adventure awaits!
- DAY 1 - MOMBASA / DIANI BEACH - TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK
- DAY 2 - TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK
- DAY 3 - TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK - MOMBASA / DIANI BEACH
DAY 1 - MOMBASA / DIANI BEACH - TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK
Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in the morning, 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 - 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 lunch to the lodge of your choice, and after being filled with new energy, and settled in your room or tent, you will go for another game drive, to look for the animals not yet seen.
After the afternoon game drive, you'll return to the selected lodge for dinner and overnight.
DAY 2 - TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK
Rise before the sun and enjoy an early morning game drive, when most of the animals are most active. Perhaps you'll have a chance to see a predator bring home its kill, or sleepy little elephants suckling their breakfast. An early morning bird song is also a special treat, loud. lively, happy.
You will then return to your selected lodge/camp for breakfast and some relaxation while observing wild animals passing by.
After lunch, you'll go for another game drive through the park - observe the difference from the morning drive. Our expert safari guides will do their best to find your most beloved animals, so you will have a good chance to see them all.
Back at your lodge/camp enjoy the sundown and a delicious dinner before you lay to rest. And when you do, listen and memorize the sound of the wild!
DAY 3 - TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK - MOMBASA / DIANI BEACH
After breakfast, you'll go for another round of spotting. There's a good chance to see all of the big five here, and an abundance of life all around, so watch carefully! We will then take you for lunch in a restaurant of choice.
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.