5 Day Amboseli & Tsavo Safari from Diani Beach


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.

Map of route for 5 day safari of Kenya starting from Diani Beach

Five days – lots of time to dive into the African safari life. You’ll be exploring two of Kenya’s biggest parks and a third that’s a treasure of majestic elephants. This will be a serious break from the beach and a true exploration of the world of wildlife.

Tsavo West National Park holds all of Africa’s “Big Five” – including the big cats and rhinos. It’s a place of unexpected volcanic landforms, crazy towering baobab trees, and surprising, lush springs.

The tallest peak in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro stands over Amboseli National Park, like a towering sentinel. Beneath its snow-capped flanks, you’ll find great numbers of elephants marching to the nearest watering hole.

Ever hear of Tsavo lions? They have unusually short manes and a ferocious history – you’ll find them at Tsavo East National Park, a sprawling expanse of red-dust soil and safari adventures. Come join us for five days on this special safari in Kenya.

What’s Cool About These Parks?

Rhinos! Elephants! Big Cats! You must visit the rhino sanctuary at Tsavo West – a haven for nearly 100 of these shy, curious creatures. Rhinos are endangered and this sanctuary is working hard to protect them and increase their numbers.

Picture giant elephants parading before a world-class mountain – this is a typical day at Amboseli Park. There are so many of the huge, tusked pachyderms here that you’re guaranteed to see them.

All three parks host lots of lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, and more. Plus, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, zebra, and too many more to name.

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

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. 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

Diani – Tsavo West

5 Hour Drive

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

6:00 Your Africa Kenya Safaris driver/guide will help you begin your early departure with a private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep. You’ll head to Mombasa via the Likoni ferry and then take the “explorer’s highway” to Tsavo West. We’ll make pit stops along the way to rest and relax with some refreshments.

We’ll arrive at Tsavo West and take in its rolling plains, rocky peaks, volcanic forms, and varied wildlife.

Lunch is next and we’ll make plans for the afternoon. Discuss with your guide which animals and areas of the park you’d like to explore.

One intriguing option here is the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary, home to dozens of gentle, endangered rhinos.

Toward late afternoon, we’ll make our way to our Tsavo West lodge or tented camp for rest and dinner.

Day 2

Tsavo West – Amboseli

2 ½ Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Know the best way to appreciate an African sunrise? Get up early to see it – and that’s just what we’ll do this morning. Start the day promptly and enjoy the morning light on our first game drive.

Then, it’s time for breakfast and a visit to the park’s most unusual land feature, Mzima Springs, a verdant oasis. Here, we’ll leave the Jeep and explore the green oasis on foot, looking for exotic fish, hippos, and even crocodiles.

Now we’ll take the short journey to Amboseli Park. Look for the towering form of Mt. Kilimanjaro, signaling that we’re getting close.

Amboseli is a smaller park with sparse vegetation and that makes animal spotting easier. We’ll have an easy afternoon traveling the park and taking in views of Kilimanjaro and lots of elephants as we track for other wildlife as well.

Toward evening the clouds obscuring Kili’s snow-capped peak may part, showing off its iconic summit.

Dinner and relaxation will be served at your Amboseli accommodation.

Day 3

Full-Day at Amboseli

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

If we missed Kilimanjaro’s snowy summit last night, we might see it this morning. We’ve got a full day so let’s start with an early game drive to view the wildlife heading into the day.

Then it’s breakfast time, taking in the natural wonders all around. We can go for a mid-morning game drive and look for lion, leopard, giraffe, zebra, impala, and so much more.

We’ll enjoy lunch and some relaxing time as well. You get to set the pace.

For a different sort of safari experience, take an optional tour of the nearby Massai village. You’ll get to meet the people, learn about their lives and culture and perhaps pick up some of their brightly beaded handiwork. Your guide can make the arrangements.

Our third safari night will be at our Amboseli lodge or tented camp.

Day 4

Amboseli – Tsavo East

4 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

It’s safari day four and we’ve got lots of ground to cover so let’s get up with the sun. We’ll look toward Kilimanjaro and around the park’s environs, like Observation Hill to view the wildlife

Then it’s breakfast and on to Tsavo East.

We’ll get to the park with plenty of time for an afternoon game drive. This immense park hosts lots of big game like lion, leopard, cheetah, buffalo, zebra, jackal, duiker, hartebeest, baboon and so much more.

You’re into the safari rhythms now and can appreciate all that this rich world of wildlife has to offer.

Dinner and the evening will be at your Tsavo East accommodation.

Day 5

Tsavo East – Diani Beach

4 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

It’s our final day on safari so let’s pack in an early game drive through the park. We’ll visit some watering holes like Mudanda Rock and Aruba Dam which draw much of the park’s wildlife to their freshwaters.

We’ll have time to observe the great variety of animals in this vast, rugged reserve.

Lunch will be served in a beautiful setting overlooking the vast Tsavo plains.

And now it’s time to head back to Diani Beach and the Kenya coast. We should arrive in the late afternoon or early evening, in time for dinner.

Five days, three parks, and so many wildlife sightings… you certainly must have a new sense of this natural world and your place in it. For all of us at Africa Kenya Safaris our deepest gratitude for joining us on this safari adventure.

Tour Highlights

– 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 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
– 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

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

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


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

*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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