3-Day Amboseli & Tsavo Safari


Your Choice: Tsavo East or Tsavo West

Starting from Nairobi area hotels, airport, or location of your choice.

We’ll pick you up in style – your own private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep.

Finishing up by luxury train to Diani Beach on the Kenya Coast.

You can also request drop-off at Mombasa, Kilifi, Malindi & Watamu.

We’ll pick you up in style – your own private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep.

Map of route for a 5 day customized safari to Amboseli and Tsavo

Which park suits your fancy – the great herds of red-dusted elephants at legendary Tsavo East or the rolling hills, springs, and rhinos of Tsavo West? Both sister parks feature plenty of lions, giraffes, buffalos, and zebras. It’s just a matter of personal preference – you get to choose at Africa Kenya Safaris.

This three-day Nairobi to the Kenya coast safari begins at popular Amboseli Park, known as the “land of the giants”. Seated near the base of iconic Mt. Kilimanjaro, Amboseli is home to numerous herds of free-ranging elephants. Their numbers are so great you are guaranteed plenty of sightings.

Then, it’s on to either one of the Tsavo parks. They’re big and filled with lions, leopards, elephants, and many smaller species. Tsavo East impresses with its big sky and endless plains. Next door at Tsavo West, you’ll find lush Mzima Springs and a unique rhino sanctuary.

Either way, this tour will give you a taste of Africa’s interior of rich wildlife before whisking you off to Diani Beach at Kenya’s stunning coast.

What’s Cool About These Parks?

Get your camera ready at Amboseli – the combination of plentiful elephants parading before the snow-capped form of Mt. Kilimanjaro is a picture-perfect setting. This small but popular park offers active displays of wildlife throughout its compact but pretty landscapes.

Should you choose to visit Tsavo East, you’ll see the curious effect of huge elephants giving themselves a bath in the red-oxide soil and walking off displaying their new rosy makeover!

At neighboring Tsavo West a stop at Mzima Springs will bring a cool, green respite where you’ll be able to stroll its lush banks, spotting crocodiles and great hippos. A visit to the park’s rhino sanctuary, home to over 80 of the huge but gentle beasts is an unusual treat.

Elephants seen on an East African safari with Africa Kenya Safaris

Fast & Flexible

At AKS you write the rules. Travel and explore at your own pace in you own way. We’re fast, flexible, and always ready to respond to your requests. Book in advance or even the day before. We’ll get you out on safari – pronto!

Mara Sopa Swimming Pool

The Extras

Depending on your choice of accommodation you can enjoy extra activities like guided walks, bush dinners, evening bonfires, babysitting, children’s pool, night game drives, evening sundowners, and views of wildlife at nearby watering holes.

Stay Connected or Not. Your Choice.

We realize you’re on safari to get away from the usual. Still, there are times you may want to go online… perhaps to share your photos and adventures with friends. Our safari vehicles connect with Wi-Fi, about 75% of the time so you can usually connect when you want.

The Details

No one is more important to the success of your safari than your guide. At Africa Kenya Safaris, we have the friendliest, most experienced driver/guides. They will guide, host, inform, and look after you like the special guest you are. That’s our guarantee.

You’ll safari in style out to the parks in your own private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep – the best way to experience Africa with its higher seating for better views and its rugged all-wheel drive.

We give you more at AKS – customization, flexibility, and lots of choices. Your safari includes park entrance fees, game drives, accommodations, and meals. Plus, we always offer economy, comfort, or luxury safari lodges or tented camps.

Please give us a shout at Africa Kenya Safaris to set up your personalized safari adventure for yourself, your family, and your friends.

Front of a safari jeep

Check Out Your Ride

Experience your Africa Kenya Safari in a customized pop-top roof 4x4x Safari Jeep that features: Portable fridge/Cooler Box, 4 Binoculars, long-range high-frequency radio, 4G/LTE broadband WIFI connectivity, AC 230 V Power Outlets, First Aid Kit, Safari Guide Books, Baby Seats (on request), Side steps (on request) and most importantly an expert multi-lingual safari guide who will ensure you have an incredible safari experience.

Day 1

Nairobi – Amboseli National Park

4-Hour Drive

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

7:30 am  You’ll begin your adventure as your driver/guide swings by your hotel or residence in a private, 4 x4 Land Cruiser Jeep. Hop in and let’s rumble down the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway to the park.

Along the way, you’ll head into the African savanna and possibly view Maasai herders shepherding their cattle.

Before too long you’ll see the great form of Mt. Kilimanjaro rising in the distance, guiding our way. We’ll arrive at the park late morning and head to our safari lodge or tented camp for lunch before heading out for the first game drive.

Amboseli is known for being perhaps the best place in Africa for viewing elephants up close. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to see them as well as lion, leopard, zebra, buffalo, gazelle, cheetah, ostrich, and warthog.

But wherever you go in the park, you can’t miss all 19,000 feet of Kilimanjaro standing sentry over the wildlife, a photographic icon you’ll be drawn to again and again.  

If we’re lucky, the clouds obscuring the mountain’s peak will part revealing one of Africa’s treasures.

Your first safari night will be spent at Amboseli, at the lodge, or tented camp of your choice.

Day 2

Amboseli – Tsavo East or Tsavo West

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We’ll be up early to continue our exploration of the park as the morning light welcomes us and the wildlife. Besides the larger species, we will also be looking for active smaller animals like hyena, fox, jackal, monkey, baboon.

Observation Hill is a favorite lookout over the park’s marshes and all the wildlife they support.

A favorite activity here is an optional visit to a local Maasai village. Meet with these indigenous people, learn about their ancient herding culture, and perhaps visit their homes.

Now it’s your choice of a Tsavo Park – East or West.

Tsavo East- This is a huge park of rugged terrain but busy with wildlife. A great way to spot that wildlife is by visiting the known watering holes like Aruba Dam . The elephants and other thirsty animal populations flock here to slake their thirst.

During your three-day safari be sure to talk to your safari guide about the park, the wildlife, and any special requests you may have.

Sunsets are special at Tsavo East and you’ll enjoy yours as you head back to your new accommodation here to spend the evening.

Or, you can choose to visit Tsavo West

Tsavo West is easy on the eyes with its rolling green hills, woodlands, and riverine forest. After settling in at your new accommodation we’ll head out to look for lion, elephant, buffalo, cheetah, zebra, ostrich, and more.

We’ll also visit the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary, home to over 80 of the endangered species, where you’ll get a chance to see these curious animals.

This diverse park is punctuated by exotic baobab trees and ancient solidified lava flows. Perhaps most unique of all is the presence of Mzima Springs, an unexpected oasis of greenery, fish, and birds. Here, we’ll also find crocodiles and hippos swimming in an immense pool.

We’ll wind up our second safari day at our Tsavo West Accommodation.

Day 3

Tsavo East or West – Kenya Coast

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

From Tsavo East: 

We’ll take a final game drive through the park looking to spot any wildlife we may have missed. Then it’s on to the train station at Mtito Andei or Voi to board the Madaraka Express to the Kenya Coast.

This  high-speed train is built for air-conditioned comfort with soft reclining seats. Your large picture windows will provide colorful vistas of Tsavo East’s great plains and its wildlife.

Should you be hungry or want to stretch your legs, visit the buffet car for drinks and snacks. You’ll soon arrive at the modern train station in Mombasa.

What a great way to experience Africa – a private 4 x 4 Jeep to active and scenic parks and then a bonus rail safari to finish up at the beautiful Kenya coast. We hope you had a spectacular time. Thanks so much for joining us and hope to see you soon!

PS:Game viewing drive sequences may vary due to your safari lodges / tented Camps locations.

Train schedule

Nairobi to Mombasa Schedule (InterCounty)

Nairobi (Intercounty)Emali (Near Amboseli)Mtito Andei (Tsavo West)Voi (Tsavo East)Mombasa

From Tsavo East:
You’ll take the quick trip to the train station at Voi train station where your guide will assist with your ticketing, ensuring you’re comfortably onboard.

From Tsavo West:
You’ll take the quick trip to the train station at Mtito Andei train station where your guide will assist with your ticketing, ensuring you’re comfortably onboard.

Settle into your air-conditioned first-class seat as you watch the parks fly by. In just a few hours you’ll arrive in Mombasa.

Arriving from either park:
You’ll be met by an Africa Kenya Safaris representative for the transfer to your Diani Beach resort.

We can also bring you to your hotel in Mombasa, Kilifi, Malindi, or Watamu.

Jeep option to the coast

If instead of the train you wish to continue in your Jeep to the Kenya coast with your guide, you can choose to do so at no extra cost. You’ll arrive at your beach resort at approximately 5 pm.

Flight option to the coast

For safaris ending at Tsavo West:

Here’s a fast, fun way to get to your coast resort while enjoying more time in the park – take advantage of our optional flight safari. You’ll be picked up mid-afternoon for your flight to Diani, Malindi, or Mombasa.

The flight is about 1 hour and costs an additional $330 per person. Just ask your Africa Kenya Safaris rep for details.

Tour Highlights

– Amboseli National Park
  • Large Elephant herds – guaranteed sighting
  • Snow-capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro (weather permitting)
  • Lion, leopard, buffalo, and elephant
  • Marshlands host many elephants, buffaloes, hippos, and a variety of waterfowl like –pelican and Egyptian goose
  • Observation Hill – view the entire park, especially the marshlands with the elephants
  • Contemporary Masai culture and indigenous lifestyle
  • Optional Masai village visit – please arrange with your driver/guide – $20 per person
– Masai village visit (please arrange with your driver/guide) – $20 per person – Optional
– Tsavo West National Park
  • Scenic green hills and valleys
  • Unlimited game viewing drives
  • Rhino sanctuary
  • Crocodile, hippo, exotic fish, and migratory birds at the Mzima springs
  • Lava flows
  • Recent volcanoes
– Tsavo East National Park
  • Unlimited game viewing drives
  • Lion, elephant, cheetah, giraffe, buffalo, antelope, warthog, ostrich, baboon, bird, and more
  • Herds of dust-red elephants



Elerai Camp Amboseli - Amboseli National park, Kenya
Lodge/tented Camp options

Oltukai lodge, Kibo Safari Camp, Amboseli Serena lodge, Kilima Safari Camp – Milima Tents, Tulia Amboseli Safari Camp, Elerai Camp*, Tawi lodge*, Tortilis Camp*, Porini Amboseli camp*

Amboseli Sopa Lodge - Amboseli National park, Kenya
Lodge/tented camp options

Sentrim Amboseli Camp, AA Amboseli Lodge

AA Lodge Amboseli - Amboseli National park, Kenya
Lodge/tented camp options

Amboseli Sopa

Tsavo West

Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge in Tsavo West National Park

Comfort / Luxury

Lodge/tented Camp options

Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge, Voyager Ziwani Safari Camp, Severin Safari Camp, Salt Lick Safari Lodge.

Lounge area in Tsavo West luxury safari accommodation

Comfort / Luxury

Lodge/tented Camp options

Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge

Ngulia Safari Lodge in Tsavo West National Park
Lodge/tented camp options
Ngulia Safari Lodge

Tsavo East

Double bed in a luxury safari lodge in Tsavo East
Lodge/tented Camp options

Satao Camp, Ashnil Aruba Tents

View of safari park and elephant from a room in comfort rated safari accommodation
Lodge/tented camp options

Ashnil Aruba Lodge, Ngutuni Safari Lodge, Sentrim Tsavo Camp, Voi Wildlife Lodge

Aerial view of economy safari accommodation with swimming pool and holiday apartments
Lodge/tented camp options

Voi Safari Lodge


Please check out our prices for these private safaris – you’ll see they are the most reasonable anywhere for each tour. There are no hidden fees, plus you’ll travel in safari-style in a 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep.

Prices are in USD per person for a double/twin en-suite room.

To view our tour prices for the 3 Safari Seasons, please click High, Peak or Low

Tour Going to Tsavo East

High Season (3rd Jan-31st Mar) & (16th Oct-22nd Dec)

No. of PersonsEconomyComfortLuxury

Peak Season (1st Jul-15th Oct.) & (23rd Dec-2nd Jan)
Xmas Supplement to apply on selected hotels on 24th -26th Dec & 31st Dec-1st Jan

No. of PersonsEconomyComfortLuxury

Low Season (1st Apr – 30th June Excluding Easter Weekend)

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Tour Going to Tsavo West

High Season (3rdJan-15th Mar)  &  (1stNov-21st Dec)

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Peak Season (1st Jul-30th Sept.)  & (22nd Dec-2nd Jan). Xmas Supplement to apply on selected hotels on 24th -26th Dec & 31st Dec-1st Jan

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Low Season (16th Mar-30th June – excluding Easter weekend).

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*Easter Supplement: USD 35 Per Person Per Night.
*Christmas / New Year Supplement on Dec 25th, 26th, 31st and Jan 1st: USD 35 Per Person Per Night.

Your Tour Includes

  • Nairobi airport hotel pick up transfers
  • Transport in a customized 4×4 pop up top Land Cruiser jeep
  • Services of a experienced English/other language speaking safari tour guide/driver
  • Stay in economy, comfort or luxury lodge/tented camps (your choice)
  • Private game viewing drives in a 4×4 pop up top land Cruiser jeep
  • Park entrance fees
  • All meals on safari
  • Bottled drinking water in safari vehicle
  • The flying doctors medical, emergency and rescue cover
  • First class train tickets to the coast
  • Drop off at Diani Beach or other coastal resort
  • Government taxes and local levies
Not Included In the Tour Price:
– Bottled & Soft Drinks
– Items and services of a personal nature
– Tips & Gratuities

Lots of Ways To Stay

Safari Lodge or Tented Camp?
Economy, Comfort, or Luxury?

We offer lots of ways to settle into your safari evening. Some people like the familiar four walls of a traditional lodge. Others go for the outdoors feel of a tented camp. Either way, both lodge or tented camp come in economy, comfort, and lux editions. Choose the accommodation style that suits your needs. And then, which level of service works for you.

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