Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo East the larger of the two, lies to the east of the Nairobi –Mombasa road, equidistant between Nairobi and Mombasa, and offers a vast and untapped arena of arid bush which is washed by azure and emerald meandering of Galana River. Guarded by the limitless lava reaches of Yatta plateau and patrolled by some of the largest elephant herds in Kenya
Tsavo West National Park
The park is located on south eastern Kenya, 240km from Nairobi along the western side of Mombasa-Nairobi highway. The savannah ecosystem comprises of open grasslands, scrublands, and Acacia woodlands, belts of riverine vegetation and rocky ridges.
Major wildlife attractions include elephant, rhino, Hippos, lions, cheetah, leopards, Buffalos, diverse plant and bird species including the threatened corncrake and near threatened Basra Reed Warbler.
DAY 2 DAY 3
- Park Fees
- Accommodation on Full Board basis
- Game Drives
- A bottle of water per person per day in the vehicle
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
- Drinks at the Lodge
WHAT TO WEAR AND PACK FOR SAFARIS
- Loose comfortable clothing preferably in earth colours
- Smart casual clothes for the evening
- Suncream and Hats
- Swimwear. Check with your Rep if your safari accommodation has a swimming pool
- Trainers, Walking Shoes or Sandals that you can strap down
- Warm clothes for the early morning and evening, especially in the Masai Mara
- Camera. The majority of lodges have electricity to recharge your camera
- Mosquito Repellant
- Tipping is optional - Going rate is 500 ksh per person per day
CHOICE OF ACCOMMODATION FOR THIS SAFARI:
Tsavo East and West
KENYA SAFARI SEASONS
The weather in Kenya is good for safaris at all times of year, though there is a greater chance of encountering rain from mid-April to the end of May and in November. Some people like to travel in these “rainy” months when dramatic cloud formations gather over the Mara plains, there is a sense of refreshment and grasslands are carpeted in new flowers. Daily temperatures are influenced by altitude, so in the higher areas like Samburu you need a fleece for the cool early morning drives, but by 9am this is discarded as temperatures rise to the high 20s. After a delicious lunch you take a siesta during the warm early afternoon with temperatures in the low 30s. Head out on safari around 4pm as it gets cooler and the animals start moving, remembering to take the fleece for when the sun has dipped below the horizon.
Weather is more a consideration at the coast, so don’t visit the Kenya coast from the first week of April to the first few days of June as the rains are heavier in coastal areas. At all other times of year the Kenya coast weather is warm, gently humid and breezy, at its very best from late November through to March.