See All the ‘Big Five’ at These Sister Parks

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

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 3 day safari from Nairobi to Diani Beach visiting Tsavo West and Tsavo East National Parks

Welcome to the largest, legendary parks in Kenya – home to the ‘Big Five’, including plenty of big cats and rhinos. Come to Tsavo West and Tsavo East to make your own personal discovery of lions, leopards, lots of elephants, and a unique sanctuary created to protect endangered rhinos.

These two parks are unexpected landscapes alive with contrasts – big, red dusty plains with roaming herds of elephants and lush green oasis home to exotic fish, birds, hippos, and crocodiles. In Tsavo, you’ll even find monkeys amongst the towering baobab trees and great volcanic landforms like immense lava tubes.

For three days Africa Kenya Safaris will guide you through the Tsavo parks with a dramatic finish by train – the Madaraka Express to the Kenya Coast.

What’s Cool About Tsavo West & Tsavo East?

These are the parks of legend, of ferocious Tsavo lions and red dust elephants. Tsavo West’s Mzima Springs is filled with color – exotic fish and birds, a giant hippo pool filled with crystalline water, and green rolling hills.

The dusty plains of sister park, Tsavo East stretch out to the horizon sheltered by the endless sky and towering giraffes… while the park’s 500 species of birdlife flit about and settle on the bushes and trees. Look for great elephants rolling about in the red dusty soil to give themselves a “makeover” bath.

Tsavo East National Park welcome sign

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 campfire dinners, bush breakfasts, spa, views of the Galana river with its elephants, hippos, and crocodiles, waterhole views of wildlife, traditional dancers, interconnecting rooms and suites, kid clubs, and night game drives.

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, meals, first-class train tickets from Tsavo East to Mombasa, and transfer to Diani and other resort beaches. 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 - Tsavo West National Park

4-Hour Drive

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

7:00 am  Your Africa Kenya Safaris driver/guide will pick you up at the location of your choice – hotel, residence, or airport. Hop into your private 4 x 4 Landcruiser Safari Jeep to begin this three-day adventure on the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway.

We’ll arrive at the rolling hills of Tsavo West, a park known for its great herds of elephants but also unusual numbers of rhinos thanks to the Ngulia Rhino sanctuary. It’s home to over 80 of these fierce looking but really rather gentle animals.

Another standout attraction is the oasis of Mzima Springs, a verdant haven of exotic birds, fish, crocodiles, and hippos. We can hop out of our Jeep here and explore by foot the area’s vegetated shores and local wildlife.

From its rolling hills and volcanic artifacts to its acacia woods and even rugged desert, Tsavo West is a treat for the senses.

After a full day exploring the park, it’s time to rest up and have dinner at your safari lodge or tented camp.


Day 2

Tsavo West - Tsavo East

One-Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Let’s get up early to take advantage of the dawning day. We’ll head out on a morning game drive over to sister park, Tsavo East. During the short journey, you may have opportunities to spot some of the big game that make these parks famous.

Settle into your new accommodation and then we’ll hop into our Jeep to discover this amazing park. You can’t help but notice the rosy-hued oxide soil here. It’s a favorite of the big elephants who like to roll in it and parade about in their new red coats.

At the park’s Galana River, a busy watering hole, you’ll be looking for hippo, crocodile, plus other inhabitants like waterbuck. Two of Tsavo’s signature attractions are Mudanda Rock and the Aruba dam, natural spots for wildlife, especially elephants who come here to quench themselves.

Like its sister park, Tsavo East is known for some outstanding volcanic formations like the Yatta Plateau, a 300 km (186 mi) solidified lava flow, the longest in the world.

We’ll return to your Tsavo East accommodation for dinner and rest.

Day 3

Tsavo East – Kenya Coast

Approx. two-hour train ride

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

It’s our third safari day and time for a final game drive through the park. Look for the tall giraffes extending their necks way above the bush and perhaps a lion spotting or two.

However, on our trip to the coast, there will still be maybe more opportunities to spot Tsavo’s wildlife from your train – the Madaraka Express. We’ll head over to the train station at Voi where your guide will make sure you are safely boarded in first-class.

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

From Nairobi to the coast via Jeep, train, and two of Kenya’s finest parks. We hope you enjoyed this road and rail adventure. From all of us at Africa Kenya Safaris, a big thanks! Asante!

PS:Game viewing drives sequence may vary depending on location of animals and your safari lodge / tented camp.

Train schedule

Nairobi to Mombasa Schedule (InterCounty)

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

A representative from Africa Kenya Safaris will meet you for the transfer to your Diani Beach hotel. We can also bring you to the beach towns of Kilifi, Malindi & 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.

Tour Highlights

– 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
  • The beautiful Aruba Dam on the north bank of the Voi River – fantastic for game viewing
  • Mudanda Rock – whale-shaped rock towering over a natural dam – a draw for thousands of elephants


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

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


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

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)

No. of PersonsEconomyComfortLuxury

*Safari price per person for 3 persons shall be 6% less the per person price of 2 persons.
*Safari price per person for 5 persons shall be 3% less the per person price of 4 persons.
*Solo person safari price: add 50% to per person price based on 2 persons.
*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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