See the Two Tsavo Parks & Amboseli

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 the route for a 4 day safari to Amboseli and Tsavo in Kenya

This is a classic safari but with a twist. You’ll explore ancient landscapes taking you deep into Africa’s famous parks where big cats, elephants, rhinos, and hundreds of other species roam. You’ll see the highest mountain on the continent, endless red dust plains, and crocodiles in unexpected oases. And the twist? You’ll finish your adventure with a sleek train ride to the coast and a beach vacation.

This active four-day safari will begin at the popular Amboseli National Park sheltered near the base of towering Mt. Kilimanjaro. All of Africa’s ‘Big Five’ wildlife are here but especially elephants! So many of the majestic creatures that you’re guaranteed plenty of sightings.

The immense and legendary Tsavo parks are next on our itinerary. Rhino sightings are a big part of everyone’s safari journey and the sanctuary here at Tsavo West protects over 80 of these curious but gentle creatures. Lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, and zebras all tread the rugged terrain and shelter under the big skies of Tsavo East, the larger of the two sister parks.

This Africa Kenya Safaris four-day tour will take you from the heart of lion country to the crystalline shores of the Kenya coast and Diani Beach. A perfect way to experience Africa.

What’s Cool About These Parks?

Have you seen the classic photo of parading elephants standing before a great snow-capped mountain? That iconic picture was taken at Amboseli Park, and you’ll be taking similar photos when you arrive at this very picturesque reserve.

For a totally unique experience, take an optional tour to a nearby Maasai village. You’ll get to meet these indiginous people in their authentic environment, see how they herd their cattle, and learn about their culture.

At Tsavo West, we’ll be tracking lions, leopards, elephants and even venturing forth for crocodiles and hippos. At the verdant surprise of Mzima Springs, the park’s cool oasis, we’ll find exotic fish, birds, and larger water-based wildlife.

Red elephants? We’ll find them at Tsavo East where the healthy elephant population likes to roll in the red-dust plains, giving themselves periodic makeovers.

A group of elephants roaming through mud and rocks in Tsavo West safari park

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 breakfast/dinner, spa, views of the Galana River with its elephants, hippos, and crocodiles, waterhole views of wildlife, traditional dancers, interconnecting rooms and suites, guided walks, babysitting, kid clubs, children’s pool, evening sundowners, 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, 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

7:00 am  We’ll be over early to pick you up at your hotel, residence, the airport, or another place of your choosing. Hop into your private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep for the ride to Amboseli.

For the next few hours, we’ll pass local farms and you may spot Maasai herdsmen in their colorful shukas, tending to their flocks. Soon, rising in the distance like a welcoming beacon we’ll spot the towering form of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Arriving at Amboseli, settle in and refresh at your safari lodge or tented camp. We’ll enjoy lunch and then strike out to explore this popular park, with its great elephant herds and other big game.

Besides lion and leopard, we’ll be looking for Maasai giraffe, hyena, fox, jackal, monkey, gazelle, cheetah, and baboon. This smallish park is sparsely vegetated and that makes the animal spotting that much easier. You’ll appreciate how active and varied your sightings will be.

As mentioned, you can take an optional visit to a local Maasai village to meet the indigenous people of the area and partake of their crafts and handiwork. Your guide will be happy to make all the arrangements.

Toward evening we’ll head back to your accommodation and if the cloud cover toward the peak of Kilimanjaro clears we might get a glimpse of its famous snow-capped summit.

We’ll relax over dinner and swap tales of our first day on safari.

Day 2

Amboseli National Park – Tsavo West National Park

2 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We’ll be up with the elephants to catch the early morning light and maximize our time at Amboseli. After the game drive, we’ll enjoy breakfast and then grab our bags for the quick trip to Tsavo West.

The park’s rolling hills will greet us at this second of our three-park safari. The landscape here is a curious mix of savannah, volcanic forms, towering ornate baobab trees, and an unexpected green oasis.

Besides lions, leopards, elephants, and buffalo, we may also find endangered rhinos here, especially at the Ngulia Rhino sanctuary, home to over 80 of these curious creatures.

Your expert guide will also direct you to areas where we’ll look for bush baby, dik-dik, impala, monkeys, and even yellow baboons. The varieties are endless at Tsavo West.

Our second evening will be spent here at your Tsavo West accommodation.

Day 3

Tsavo West – Tsavo East

2 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Lots to do and see today so we’ll get started with an early breakfast and game drive. Our first destination? Mzima Springs, the park’s flourishing green oasis where we’ll discover a different sort of wildlife.

Stepping from our Jeep we’ll explore on foot the richly vegetated shores filled with fish and exotic birds – goshawks, ostriches, kingfishers, and herons. And you won’t have to go far to spot crocodiles and hippos.

Soon it’s time to pile into the 4 x 4 and head over to one of Kenya’s largest parks, Tsavo East. Its red rusty soil is a big attraction for the many elephants who enjoy taking their daily dust bath.

The big park features some attractive watering holes like the Aruba dam on the Voi River and Mudanda Rock. These are both great spots to view the thirsty wildlife who come to drink on the otherwise dry terrain.

Your guide will share his vast knowledge of the park and its wildlife during your four-day safari. Ask him anything – he’s sure to have an answer and will probably share some fun stories as well.

We’ll look for one of Africa’s dazzling sunsets as we make our way to our third accommodation here at Tsavo East, where we’ll relax and spend the evening.

Day 4

Tsavo East National Park – Kenya Coast/Diani Beach

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

It’s our last safari day so let’s take a final drive in the park and look for some more wildlife.

However, there will be additional opportunities for animal spotting on our way to the coast on the Madaraka Express.

We’ll load up the 4 x 4 for the trip to the nearby train station at Voi. There, 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. 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.

Four days, three of Kenya’s most active parks, and lots and lots of animal sightings. So many stories and memories to bring with you to the coast and into the future. We hope you had a fantastic adventure with us. From all of us at Africa Kenya Safaris thanks for your time and your trust. Hope to see you soon!

PS:Game viewing drives sequence shall vary depending on location of wildlife 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

– Amboseli National Park
  • Most of the Big Five
  • Large herds of elephants
  • Mt. Kilimanjaro’s summit (weather permitting)
  • Observation hill – views of the park – the wetlands and elephants
  • Marshes below Observation Hill host elephants, buffaloes, hippos, and waterfowl like pelican & Egyptian goose
  • Contemporary Maasai culture and indigenous lifestyle
– Optional Masai village visit (please arrange with your driver/guide) – $20 per person
– Tsavo West National Park
  • Scenic green hills and valleys
  • Unlimited game viewing drives
  • Rhino sanctuary
  • Crocodile, hippo, exotic fish, and migratory birds at 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 red-dust elephants
  • The beautiful Aruba Dam on the north bank of the Voi River – fantastic for game viewing
  • Mudanda Rock – a 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


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


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

*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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