The Amboseli Tsavo West Safari - 5 Days of Majestic Wilderness
Full Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi
Welcome to Nairobi, the bustling capital of Kenya! Upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, our friendly guide will be there to receive you. You will be transferred to your comfortable accommodation in Nairobi, where you can relax and unwind after your journey. Take this opportunity to acclimate to the African climate and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the city. Explore the local markets, sample delicious Kenyan cuisine, or simply rest and prepare for the exciting adventure that lies ahead.
Day 2: Nairobi to Amboseli National Park - Majestic Elephants and Iconic Landscapes
After a hearty breakfast, we will depart from Nairobi and make our way south towards Amboseli National Park. Brace yourself for a scenic drive through the picturesque landscapes of rural Kenya, passing traditional Maasai villages and vast savannahs. As we approach Amboseli, the iconic silhouette of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak, emerges on the horizon. Arriving at the park, you will be greeted by the sight of large elephant herds gracefully moving across the plains. Embark on an exhilarating game drive, allowing you to observe these gentle giants up close. Keep your camera ready to capture the breathtaking scenes of elephants against the backdrop of Kilimanjaro. In the evening, settle into your comfortable lodge within the park, savor a delicious dinner, and fall asleep to the sounds of the African night.
Day 3: Exploring Amboseli National Park - Wildlife Encounters and Pristine Beauty
Today is dedicated to exploring the wonders of Amboseli National Park. Wake up early to catch the sunrise casting a golden glow over the savannah. Depart on a morning game drive, taking advantage of the optimal wildlife viewing conditions. Amboseli is not only home to elephants but also hosts a variety of wildlife, including lions, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, and an abundance of bird species. Marvel at the incredible biodiversity as your expert guide shares insights about the park's ecosystems and inhabitants. Enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by the pristine beauty of nature, immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of the wilderness. In the afternoon, continue your exploration, following the tracks of wildlife and capturing memorable moments. As the day draws to a close, return to your lodge for a well-deserved rest and reflect on the extraordinary wildlife encounters of the day.
Day 4: Amboseli to Tsavo West National Park - Legends and Wild Landscapes
After a delightful breakfast, bid farewell to Amboseli National Park and embark on a thrilling journey to Tsavo West National Park. As we venture deeper into the Kenyan wilderness, the landscape transforms into rugged terrain, volcanic hills, and dense forests. Tsavo West is steeped in legend, most famously known for the man-eating lions that roamed its vast plains during the construction of the railway in the late 19th century. Prepare for an exhilarating game drive, where you will have the opportunity to spot a myriad of wildlife, including lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, and diverse birdlife. Explore the park's unique features, such as the Mzima Springs, a series of crystal-clear pools inhabited by hippos and crocodiles. As the day comes to an end, unwind in your lodge nestled within the park, relishing the untamed beauty of Tsavo West as dusk falls.
Day 5: Tsavo West to Nairobi - Farewell to the Wild
On the final day of your Amboseli Tsavo West Safari, wake up to the enchanting sounds of the African wilderness in Tsavo West National Park. After a hearty breakfast, embark on a morning game drive, capturing any wildlife sightings you may have missed during your previous adventures. Witness the spectacular sunrise over the vast plains, painting the landscape with golden hues. As you traverse through the park, keep your eyes peeled for elusive predators and the diverse wildlife that call Tsavo West their home.
After an exhilarating game drive, bid farewell to Tsavo West as we begin our leisurely drive back to Nairobi. Take in the breathtaking scenery one last time, reflecting on the incredible experiences and memories you have gathered throughout your safari. Arriving in Nairobi, we will transfer you to the airport or your preferred destination, marking the end of your Amboseli Tsavo West Safari. Depart with a deep appreciation for Kenya's majestic wildlife, untamed landscapes, and the unforgettable moments you have shared with nature.
- Park entrance fees for Amboseli National Park and Tsavo West National Park
- Accommodation as specified in the itinerary
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- Professional English-speaking safari guide/driver
- Game drives in a safari vehicle
- Bottled drinking water during game drives
- Airport transfers
- International flights
- Visa fees
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenses and gratuities
- Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
- Additional accommodations before or after the safari
- Bird Watching in Amboseli: Amboseli National Park is a haven for bird enthusiasts. With over 400 bird species, including the vibrant lilac-breasted roller and the iconic African fish eagle, birdwatching enthusiasts will be in their element.
- Night Game Drive in Tsavo West: Experience the thrill of a night game drive in Tsavo West National Park. With the help of a spotlight, witness the nocturnal wildlife as they come alive, revealing the hidden wonders of the African bush.
- Visit to a Maasai Village: Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the Maasai people by visiting a traditional Maasai village. Engage in authentic cultural activities, learn about their customs and traditions, and support their local community.
- Hot Air Balloon Safari over Amboseli: Take your safari adventure to new heights with a hot air balloon ride over Amboseli. Drift silently above the plains, witnessing the sunrise and the incredible wildlife below. This once-in-a-lifetime experience offers a unique perspective of the African wilderness.
What to Pack:
- Lightweight and breathable clothing, including long sleeves and pants for sun and insect protection
- Comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots for game drives and nature walks
- Hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen for sun protection
- Binoculars for wildlife viewing
- Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
- Insect repellent and personal medications
- Travel adapter for charging electronic devices
- Small daypack for carrying essentials during game drives
- A light jacket or sweater for cooler evenings