3 Day Amboseli & Tsavo Safari Tour from Diani Beach


Design Your Safari – Tsavo East or Tsavo West

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.

3 day safari tour map

Want a perfect three-day safari from the beach? An African safari you can help design yourself? On this unique adventure, you get to choose which of the two famous Tsavo parks to visit, along with the fun and grandeur of Amboseli National Park, home to great herds of free-ranging elephants.

Choose to visit Tsavo East National Park, known for its unique short-maned lions, leopards, cheetah, and other big game. Or, you can explore sister park, Tsavo West National Park, where you’ll also find rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, and plenty of surprises.

Either way, your Africa Kenya safari will then journey on to Amboseli Park, seated near the base of towering and photogenic Mt. Kilimanjaro. It’s in this setting you’ll be treated to families of elephants, meandering to and fro from their favorite watering holes.

So leave the beach behind – for just a few days – and join us from your Diani or other south coast resort for this special safari in Kenya.

What’s Cool About These Parks?

Tsavo East has amazing vantage points to view the animals – they’re called watering holes. Places like the Galana River, Mudanda Rock, and the Aruba Dam are natural attractions for the park’s thirsty population of wildlife. Expect to see elephant, giraffe, zebra, impala, and many others sidling up for a drink.

Want to see rhinos? You’ll up your chances of spotting these shy but fascinating animals at the Ngulia Sanctuary in Tsavo West. The park features another unusual destination – Mzima Springs. Enjoy this lush break from the savannah, where exotic birds, fish, hippos, and crocodiles thrive in the crystalline waters.

Not many parks can make an absolute guarantee, but Amboseli guarantees sightings of its many elephants, parading by in this compact but very busy reserve.

A rhino grazing as flamingos feed in Lake Nakuru 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, spa, views of the Galana river with its elephants, hippos, and crocodiles, waterhole views of wildlife, traditional dancers, guided walks, evening bonfires, 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

The Details

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

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. 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

Your choice of Tsavo East or Tsavo West Park

Tsavo East

Diani Beach – Tsavo East National Park

Approx. 3 Hour Drive

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

6:00 am  Let’s be up before the sun to pack in as much safari action as possible. Your Africa Kenya Safaris driver/guide will come by your resort with a private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep for your journey.

You’ll head to Mombasa via the Likoni Ferry and then travel on the Mombasa-Nairobi highway as the African sunrise lights up the passing fields and homesteads.

In about three hours we’ll reach the park’s gate, and we can stop for refreshments if you wish.

Now it’s time to start our game drives across the vast, rugged terrain of Tsavo East, Kenya’s largest park. We’ll be tracking for lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebra and so many others.

We’ll take a lunch break and then head out for more game-driving fun. You set the pace for your safari. Want more relaxation time? Just tell your guide and he’ll be happy to oblige.

Toward the late afternoon as the air begins to cool we may see still more wildlife emerging from the day’s heat. We’ll discover the animals along with the African sunset as we head back to our safari lodge or tented camp.

Day 2

Tsavo East – Amboseli

5 – 6 Hour Drive

4 – 5 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We’ll be up with the sun… if not before. This is a wonderful time to view the dawning light and the park coming alive with wildlife emerging into the new day.

We’ll enjoy an early breakfast before setting off to Amboseli.


Option 2 - Starting your safari at Tsavo West

Day 1

Diani – Tsavo West National Park

4 – 5 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

6:00  Your adventure begins as your African Kenya Safaris driver/guide comes by your resort to pick you up in a private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep. You’ll head to Mombasa by ferry and then travel down the Mombasa-Nairobi Highway as the sunrise lights up the day and your journey.

Along the way, we’ll stop to rest, stretch, and have some refreshments.

The variety of landscapes can surprise you at Tsavo West – you’ll see unusual baobab trees, extinct volcanic cones, and unexpected verdant springs in this large and colorful park.

We’ll be looking for lion, elephant, cheetah, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, ostrich and so much more.

Lunch is next and then we’ll head for the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary, home to over 80 of these endangered creatures.

Toward evening we’ll return to our Tsavo East safari lodge or tented camp for dinner and relaxation.

Day 2

Tsavo East – Amboseli

Two Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

It’s safari time and that means an early rise to watch the park come alive with light and wildlife. We’ll drive over to the park’s most unusual attraction: Mzima Springs. The greenery here contrasts nicely with the more rugged terrain of the park.

We’ll also be able to explore on foot, walking gently along the palm-shrouded banks as we spot colorful fish, migratory birds, hippos, and crocodiles in this surprisingly green oasis.

Now it’s time to head to Amboseli Park.

Day 2 Continued from either Tsavo East or Tsavo West

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The first thing you’ll spot at Amboseli is the towering mass of Mt. Kilimanjaro looming over the park. This 19,000-foot mountain is the tallest in Africa.

And then there are the elephants – Amboseli is said to be one of the best places in the world to spot the great forms of these free-ranging creatures.

Get your camera ready – this park promises great photos wherever you look.

We can also add a cultural aspect to the day with an optional visit to the local Maasai village where you can meet these indigenous people and learn about their farming and herding lifestyle.

Toward late afternoon, the cloud cover often obscuring Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped peak may peel away revealing one of Africa’s most iconic sights.

We’ll take dinner at our Amboseli accommodation.

Day 3

Amboseli – Diani Beach

7- 8 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Let’s get up early and we might see the snow-capped summit of Kilimanjaro in the dawn’s light.

We’ll enjoy breakfast in this wonderful setting and then set out on another game drive through the park looking for whichever wildlife we haven’t yet spotted on our journey.

And now it’s time to head back to the Kenya coast and Diani Beach.

You’ve seen the best of the big Tsavo parks with their immense stretches of terrain and wildlife surprises. And you’ve experienced the picture-postcard beauty of Amboseli. Now you’re heading back to the prettiest beaches in the world. We at Africa Kenya Safaris hope you enjoyed it all. Please reach out to us for your next safari adventure – thank you!

PS: Game viewing sequence may vary depending on location of accommodation and wildlife.


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
– 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
– 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 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

Tour Going to Tsavo West

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:

– 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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