FIVE-DAY Amboseli & Two Tsavo Parks

THE KENYA CLASSIC

Safari in Style by Road and Rail

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.

Five days and three classic wildlife parks – plenty of time and space to reach safari consciousness. The drama of the Tsavo’s lions and Amboseli’s marching families of elephants will draw you into the moving rhythms of the natural world.

You know Amboseli Park even if you’ve never been there. You’ve seen the photos – great herds of elephants standing before the imposing form of snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro. The park is a photographic gem and you’ll be drawn to create your own photos and memories in this compact but popular park.

The Tsavo parks are amongst the oldest and largest in Kenya. Tsavo West tends to surprise with its lava tubes, baobab trees, and unexpected green springs oasis. You’ll find all the big game but also crocodiles and hippos too.

When you see big red dusted elephants strolling by you’ll know you’ve landed at Tsavo East. The park’s great expanse of plains are accented with red oxide soil and it’s not unusual to see the big elephants giving themselves a dirt bath makeover. You’ll find lions, leopards, buffalo, giraffes, zebras, and all the rest of the wildlife family in this venerable park.

And when our time in the parks is complete you can hop aboard the Madaraka Express for more wildlife viewing on your way to the Kenya coast and Diani Beach.

What’s Cool About These Parks?

You don’t always get a guarantee on safari but you do at Amboseli – the free-ranging elephants are so populous you’re guaranteed lots of sightings. But you’ll also be looking for lions, leopards, rhino, buffalo, cheetah, jackal, hyena, and much more. This is an active place.

Rhinos don’t come with every safari but at Tsavo West, you’ll be treated to a visit to their unique rhino sanctuary. Over 80 of these rather large but gentle creatures make their home here.

The Tsavo parks are renowned for their legendary lions, truly the stuff of legend. You’ll hear tales of their ferocity, especially during the colonial era.

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!

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, 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.

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

3 – 4 Hour Drive

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

7:00 am  Your African Kenya Safaris driver/guide will be by early at your hotel, residence, or place of your choosing. Hop into your private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep to begin this five-day safari of Kenya’s classic parks.

As we head out on the Nairobi/Mombasa Highway, take in the rich morning light spreading over the passing farms, homesteads, and hills. Your safari is just starting.

Well before we arrive at Amboseli, you’re certain to spot the rising peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro – our beacon to the park.

Arriving late morning, we’ll bring you to your safari lodge or tented camp to refresh and enjoy lunch. And then it’s time to head out on your first real game drive.

One of the many fun aspects about Amboseli, besides the postcard-perfect form of Kilimanjaro dominating the landscape, is the sheer number of large free-ranging elephants that you simply can’t miss. The park is known for this very healthy population.

But we’ll also be tracking for lion, leopard, cheetah, buffalo, giraffe… the list goes on. Amboseli hosts all the large and many smaller species.

Toward evening, we might get lucky with a view of Kilimanjaro’s snow-covered peak as the cloud cover peels away. We’ll spend our first safari night at your accommodation.

Day 2

Full-Day at Amboseli

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Let’s get up early to watch the wildlife stir and enjoy the easy, quiet of the new day. We’ll take a game drive and then head back for breakfast.

This is a day of unlimited game drives… if you wish. It’s your choice – just plan it out with your guide. He’ll have lots of ideas and suggestions.

As we roam the park keep an eye out for all sorts of species like impala, Masai giraffe, wildebeest, hyena, jackal, monkey, and even baboon.

Soon it will be lunchtime and you can relax or head right back out to the bush.

We might head up an unusual pyramid-like hill called Observation Hill. Leaving our Jeep we can take in great vistas of the park, its marshes, elephants, and birdlife such as pelican, kingfisher, Egyptian goose, and egret.

Rounding out the day, if you wish you can partake of an optional visit to a nearby Maasai village. You’ll learn about their lifestyle up close as you meet these fascinating indigenous people.

Our second safari night will be at your Amboseli accommodation.

Day 3

Amboseli – Tsavo West

2 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

On our final day at Amboseli, we might just get another view of Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped summit.

We’ll make the two-hour drive to Tsavo West and possibly spot more game on the way. You’ll soon be greeted by the park’s green rolling hills and other inviting landforms like its acacia woods.

Tsavo West features all the big game – everything from lions to leopards to crocodiles. Not every park offers glimpses of the elusive but gentle rhinos, but here you can visit the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary, home to over 80 of these endangered creatures.

Another unusual feature that you’ll come upon is Mzima Springs, an unexpected oasis of lush flora, exotic birds and fish, crocodiles, and hippos. We can leave our 4 x 4 to explore the palm-fringed banks of the oasis. There’s even a special hippo viewing area.

And if all that isn’t enough you’ll come upon volcanic artifacts like giant lava tubes and the quirky, towering baobab trees.

We’ve changed our accommodations and you’ll spend the evening at your Tsavo West safari lodge or tented camp.

Day 4

Tsavo West – Tsavo East National Park

1-Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This is an easy drive and we’ll be looking for more big game on our way to Tsavo East, home of the legendary Tsavo lions, whose tales of ferocity have fascinated generations.

This sprawling park is a land of big tracts out to the horizon, of elephants and lots of other large game.

Your guide will bring you to several well-recognized watering holes like the man-made Aruba Dam and the natural formation of Mudanda Rock. Tsavo’s thirsty inhabitants frequent these oases in the large park to quench their thirst. You’re sure to see elephants, giraffes, zebras, and many other species coming to these respites.

Another famous watering spot is the Galana River which bisects the park. Here, you’ll find crocodile, hippo, waterbuck, and more.

Tsavo East also boasts unusual volcanic formations – check out the Yatta Plateau, the longest hardened lava flow in the world.

Toward evening you’re certain to see one of Tsavo’s glorious sunsets as you make your way to your Tsavo East accommodation.

Day 5

Tsavo East – Kenya Coast/Diani Beach

Two-hour train ride

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

It’s day number five of our safari so let’s get in one more game drive through the park’s rugged terrain.

After breakfast, we’ll head over to the train station at Voi where we should arrive at about 11:45 am.

On our trip to the coast, there will still be 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.

What a spectacular way to traverse the Kenyan countryside – in a 4 x 4 Jeep and then on the speedy Madaraka Express to the coast. From Mt. Kilimanjaro to the sands of Diani Beach, we hope you enjoyed the best of our beautiful country and its wildlife. From the team at Africa Kenya Safari, a big thanks for joining our five-day Kenya Classic Safaris.

Train schedule

Nairobi to Mombasa Schedule (InterCounty)

Nairobi (Intercounty)Emali (Near Amboseli)Mtito Andei (Tsavo West)Voi (Tsavo East)Mombasa
8:00am9:27am/9:31am10:50am/10:51am12:02pm/12:08pm14:00pm

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
  • 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
– 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

Accommodations

Tsavo East

Luxury
Lodge/tented Camp options

Satao Camp.

Comfort
Lodge/tented camp options

Ashnil Aruba Lodge, Ngutuni Safari Lodge

Economy
Lodge/tented camp options

Voi Safari Lodge, Voi Wildlife Lodge

Tsavo West

Comfort / Luxury

Lodge/tented Camp options

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

Economy
Lodge/tented camp options
Ngulia Safari Lodge

Amboseli

Luxury
Lodge/tented Camp options

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, Ol Tukai Lodge.

Comfort
Lodge/tented camp options

Kibo Safari Camp, Amboseli Sopa Lodge, Kilima Safari Camp, Tulia Amboseli Safari Camp.

Economy
Lodge/tented camp options

Sentrim Amboseli Camp, AA Lodge / Camp.

ALL SAFARI PRICES ARE LISTED BY SEASON, NUMBER OF PERSONS, AND COMFORT TIER

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

No. Of PaxEconomyComfortLuxury
2USD1030USD1170USD1340
4USD830USD980USD1150
6USD760USD910USD1080
SRS*USD70USD180USD240

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

No. Of PaxEconomyComfortLuxury
2USD1080USD1270USD1390
4USD890USD1070USD1190
6USD820USD1000USD1120
SRS*USD75USD180USD270

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

No. Of PaxEconomyComfortLuxury
2USD930USD1020USD1220
4USD740USD850USD1000
6USD670USD780USD880
SRS*USD0USD0USD0

*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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