2 Day Safari Tour from Diani Beach to Tsavo East & Taita Hills


The Wildlife is Big and Diverse at these Two Nearby Parks

Starting from/returning to your Diani Beach or other coastal resort.

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

Tsavo & Taita Hills Safari

Map of route for 2 day safari tour from Diani Beach to Tsavo East and Taita Hills National Parks

Put some variety in your Kenya coast holiday – leave the surf for some serious land-based wildlife exploration. Tsavo East National Park is big, rugged, and filled with large game like lions, leopards, and elephants on its red dusty plains.

Nearby Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary contrasts with its green rolling hills and compact space. But the wildlife viewing is just as active here as the larger park – you’ll be looking for the big cats, plus elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, gazelle, impala, over 300 species of birds, and more.

This two-day getaway is a perfect Diani Beach safari – close enough to jump right into the safari action, with a rich variety of landscapes and wildlife. And then we’ll get you back to your beach resort in time for drinks and dinner.

What’s Cool About These Parks?

The famous Tsavo Lions, lots of them. They’re unique with their unusual short manes and carry with them a history of great ferocity. The many elephants here impress with their rosy coats, an artifact of rolling in the park’s red-oxide soil.

Privately-owned Taita Hills Sanctuary is indeed a refuge for over 50 species of large mammals. Because it is small, the rangers have a good handle on where the wildlife is and it’s common for safari-goers to chalk up lots of big game sightings like lion and elephant while roaming the reserve.

Safari tour group celebrate arrival at Tsavo East National 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 breakfasts, swimming pool, spa, waterhole views of wildlife, and evening bonfires.

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, and transfer to Diani and other resort beaches.

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

Diani Beach – Tsavo East National Park

3 Hour Drive

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

7:00 am – We’ll start early to pack in lots of safari action on our first day. Your Africa Kenya Safaris driver/guide will swing by to start the tour. Hop into your private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep to begin your adventure along the Mombasa-Nairobi Highway.

Along our route, we’ll be treated to the splendor of an African sunrise breaking over the passing fields. In about three hours we’ll arrive at Tsavo East National Park, home to the legendary Tsavo lions and herds of red-dusted elephants.

Kenya’s largest park stretches out to the horizon and we’ll head over to the most active watering holes for some rich wildlife sighting. The Aruba Dam and Kanderi marshes attract great numbers of thirsty wildlife so we should spot a good variety of game. Look for eland, hartebeest, mongoose, duiker, as well as the larger species.

We’ll enjoy lunch and then journey over to Taita Hills for more game viewing. As mentioned, the green rolling hills here are in complete contrast with Tsavo’s red dusty plains but the wildlife viewing is just as active. Sightings of elephants and even lions are not uncommon.

You’ll spend the evening either at the Taita Hills Safari Resort & Spa or the Salt Lick Safari Lodge.

Day 2

Taita Hills – Diani Beach

3 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Let’s rise early to maximize our safari time. We’ll take an early game drive to watch the hills, fields, and forests come alive with light and wildlife.

Then we’ll head back to our accommodation for breakfast, sharing tales of our safari sightings.

Another game drive will round out the morning at this special reserve before we head back to the coast.

We’ll stop for lunch on our way and arrive at the coast and Diani in the late afternoon/early evening.

Who could imagine so much wildlife just a few hours from your seaside resort? We hope you enjoyed this small sampling of our world of safari. When you’re ready for your next adventure we’ll be ready to customize it for you. We at Africa Kenya Safaris thank you!

Tour Highlights

– Tsavo East National Park
  • Multiple game viewing drives
  • Lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, antelope, baboon, ostrich, and much more
  • Herds of red-dust elephants rolling, & showing off their red coats
  • Aruba dam on the north bank of the Voi River attracts 1000’s of animals for wonderful game viewing
  • Mudanda Rock – this signature whale-shaped rock towers above a natural dam, drawing thousands of elephants
– Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Scenic, green landscapes
  • Home to cape buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, Masai giraffe, zebra, hartebeest, impala, waterbuck, Thompson’ gazelle, dik-dik, and many others
  • Wonderful diversity of wildlife


Taita Hills

Lodges on stilts by a watering hole at Saltlick Safari Lodge

Comfort / Luxury

Lodge/tented camp options
Salt Lick 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

*Single Room Supplement

*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

  • Transport in a private 4 x 4 Landcruiser Jeep
  • Stay in economy, comfort or luxury lodge/tented camps (your choice)
  • Pick up and drop off at your Diani resort/South Coast locations
  • Our experienced and friendly English speaking/other language guide/driver
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Park entrance fees
  • Game viewing drives
  • All meals on safari
  • Government taxes and local levies
  • The Flying Doctors emergency medical evacuation/rescue insurance cover
Not Included In the Tour Price:

– Breakfast
– 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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