3 Day Tsavo Safari from Diani Beach


Surf N’ Safari to Legendary Tsavo

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 route from Diani Beach to Tsavo East and West

Let’s go safari on one of our most popular tours from the coast – a three-day adventure at Kenya’s biggest parks. Not far from your Diani Beach resort you’ll come upon all of Africa’s “Big Five” – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino, in their natural habitat.

Tsavo East National Park never fails to impress with its famous short-maned Tsavo lions and unusual rosy-hued elephants who like to roll in the reddish soil. You’ll also discover giraffe, zebra, ostrich, and hundreds of bird species.

Sister park, Tsavo West National Park is a surprising mix of rolling hills, volcanic formations, lush springs, and a special rhino sanctuary. You’ll be tracking for big cats in this park and even discover hippos and crocodiles.

What a great way to safari in Kenya – from the pristine sands of your coastal resort to the awesome landscapes of these famous wildlife parks, you’ll get a true taste of the natural world. We’ll whisk you from your hotel to these amazing reserves for an amazing three-day adventure.

What to see from east to west

Tsavo East is home to hundreds of awesome Tsavo lions, known for their legendary ferocity during the colonial era – just ask your guide. You’ll find great watering holes throughout the park, like the Galana River and Mudanda Rock where the thirsty wildlife gather at the life-giving waters.

Spotting rhinos on safari is always a special moment and we’ll visit the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary at Tsavo West, home to over 80 of these endangered and gentle animals. We’ll also take a foot safari along the lush shores of Mzima Springs, home to exotic fish, hippos, and crocodiles.

Lioness seen on an East African safari tour with Africa Kenya Safaris

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

Safari extras

Depending on your choice of accommodation you can enjoy extra activities like campfire dinners, bush breakfasts, swimming pool, spa, kids club, 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.

Explore with a local guide

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

Approx. 3 Hour Drive

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

7:00 am – You’re on safari so it’s an early rise as your Africa Kenya Safaris driver/guide comes by to pick you up in a private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep. Hop in and we’ll start our adventure headed for Mombasa by the Likoni Ferry.

Then we’re onto the Mombasa-Nairobi Highway, known as the “Explorers’ Route”, as the sun breaks over the passing fields.

In just a few hours we’ll arrive at Tsavo East, its broad expanse and big open sky welcoming us.

We’ll visit various watering holes like Mudanda Rock and the Aruba Dam, where the wildlife gather to quench their thirst.

There will be plenty of time for animal viewing as well as lunch amidst this expansive natural setting.

In the afternoon we’ll set out for more game spotting, and you’ll find yourself getting into the rhythms of the safari life.

Late afternoon will bring on a glowing African sunset as we head to your safari lodge or tented camp for dinner and relaxation.

Day 2

Tsavo East – Tsavo West

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We’ll be up before dawn ready to enjoy the sunrise as the park comes alive with wildlife like waterbuck, gerenuk, buffalo, and of course, elephant.

Breakfast follows and then another game drive as you scout the savannah for more of the park’s wild inhabitants.

It’s a short drive to the rolling green hills of Tsavo West in contrast to the rugged terrain from where we’ve come. This park holds all the big wildlife including rhinos.

We’ll visit the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary where these shy nocturnal creatures dwell. The rhino is an endangered species, but this haven protects and nurtures them in the hopes of increasing their numbers.

We’ll spend our second safari evening at our Tsavo West accommodation.

Day 3

Tsavo West - Diani Beach

Approx. 6 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

It’s our final safari day so let’s rise early to pack in as much wildlife viewing as we can. We’ll see the sun break over the park and one of its unexpected surprises: a lush palm-shaded oasis called Mzima Springs.

We’ve spent much of our safari in our 4 x 4 Jeep – here we’ll have the opportunity to climb out and explore by foot. We can walk along the shores of the spring, looking for unique migratory birds and exotic fish.

We’ll come upon crocodiles here and hippos as well, thriving in the millions of gallons of freshwater that feeds the spring. This is another kind of safari – peaceful and filled with nature’s colors.

We’ll enjoy lunch amidst these natural surroundings and dwell on all that we have experienced. After lunch, we’ll hop into our 4 x 4 Jeep once more for a final game drive as we exit the park, heading back to the coast.

We should have you back at your Diani Beach or other resort in the late afternoon.

Red dusty plains, green rolling hills, savannahs, and springs – you’ve explored many rich environments and lots of wildlife. We hope you had fun and we appreciate your patronage. From Africa Kenya Safaris – a big thanks for joining us on this special Africa Safari!

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


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

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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