4-DAY Tsavo East, Tsavo West, & Amboseli Park-
CLASSIC PARKS SAFARI
See Africa’s “Big Five” in Kenya’s Largest Parks
Starting from/returning to Nairobi area hotels, airport, or location of your choice.
We’ll pick you up in style – your own private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep.
The biggest park in Kenya. The highest mountain in Africa. Plains that are thick with giant tusked elephants. Plus, the big cats, rhinos, crocodiles, hippos, monkeys, and baboons. This Classic Parks Safari will take you from the red dust savannah of Tsavo East to the green oases of Tsavo West to the photo perfection of iconic Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Along this safari route, you’ll move over great swaths of landscape holding a dramatic variety of wildlife. Legendary Tsavo East is home to tales of ferocious man-eating lions of the past and today’s sightings of giraffe, impala, buffalo, and leopard. Sister park Tsavo West is a mix of lava beds and cool verdant springs, home to all of Africa’s “Big Five” wildlife.
Then we’ll safari on to “The Land of the Giants”, Amboseli Park, framed by Mt. Kilimanjaro slicing into the clouds. While beneath the iconic mountain witness great families of giant elephants, marching in formation, on their way to a watering hole.
This Africa Kenya Safaris tour promises 4 days of adventure, discovery, and insight into a world few even know exists. So let’s get this safari started!
What’s Cool About These Parks?
Tsavo East is a land of big sky and endless plains, of red-dusted elephants rolling about in the iron-oxide soil and towering giraffes strolling by. You may spot eland, gerenuk, and impala, while above, over 500 species of birdlife show off their colors against a deep blue sky.
You would expect to see lions, leopards, and buffalo at Tsavo West Park, but rhinos too? There are over 80 sheltered here in a specially protected enclave. You’ll venture on your game drive to get a look at these endangered and shy animals.
Two guarantees come with a visit to Amboseli park – you will absolutely gaze upon the tallest mountain in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro, as it looms over the park. And, the density of elephants is so numerous, you will see them in great herds marching through the reserve, sometimes passing before the backdrop of the famous snow-capped mountain.
Rounding out your Amboseli experience, take an optional visit to see and meet the local Maasai people at their nearby village. You’ll come away with new insights after encountering these aboriginal people.
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!
Depending on your choice of accommodation you can enjoy extra activities like campfire dinners, bush breakfast/dinner, spa, views of the Galana River with its elephants, hippos, and crocodiles, waterhole views of wildlife, traditional dancers, interconnecting rooms and suites, guided walks, babysitting, kid clubs, children’s pool, evening sundowners, 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.
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.
Nairobi - Tsavo East National Park
6:00 am. Wherever your pickup spot – hotel, airport, or another place of your choosing – your driver/guide will be there with your private 4 x 4 Safari Jeep to begin the adventure. So, climb in and let’s get your safari started on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway.
Traveling in your well-equipped Jeep, you can make use of the provided binoculars and guidebooks to get a head start on your safari. Also, your guide is an unending source of information about the land and wildlife. Along the route, we’ll stop to rest and get refreshments.
Entering the park at the southern gate take in the endless plains, sparse in vegetation but rich with wildlife. We’ll probably make a few sightings before lunch.
We’ll head to your accommodation to freshen up and settle in for lunch, surrounded by the park’s natural features.
Then we’ll roll out for a big game drive. On the great dusty plains, we may see elephants rolling in the park’s red soil, adorning themselves with a light coating of rouge.
We’ll visit various watering holes such as the Aruba Dam and Mudanda Rock where the park’s thirsty inhabitants retreat for a cooling drink.
Your driver/guide will be happy to answer any questions you may have and during your 4-day adventure, feel free to let him know if you have any special requests.
As the sun wanes, look for one of our dazzling African sunsets on the way to your Tsavo East accommodation. Now it’s time to relax and enjoy dinner.
Tsavo East - Tsavo West
1 Hour Drive
When on safari we rise with the birds and the wildlife, not wanting to miss a thing. Heading out as the first light breaks over the savannah, we’ll look for elephants, buffalo, eland, impala, and lion.
Then it’s breakfast time back at our lodge or tented camp. We’ll enjoy another game drive through the park as we exit, on our way to sister park, Tsavo West.
You’ll be struck how the colors of this park are different – greener with rolling hills and unique baobab trees. The park also hosts a bounty of wildlife including the endangered rhino. We’ll take a drive to the Nguilia Rhino Sanctuary and see if we can spot these shy creatures.
Our second safari evening will be spent at Tsavo West, at the lodge or tented camp of your choice.
Tsavo West - Amboseli
2 Hour Drive
Another safari dawn, another early rise to catch the wildlife awakening in the morning’s gentle light.
Amidst the park’s hills and ancient lava flows are surprises like the palm-fringed oasis of Mzima Springs, fed by thousands of gallons of fresh water. Home to exotic fish and birds, hippos, and crocodiles, the spring is a source of sustenance for the park’s thirsty wildlife.
We’ll take a walk along the banks of the springs and spot elephant, zebra, and others as they come to drink.
Now it’s time to jump back into the 4 x 4 for the easy drive to Amboseli Park. We’ll measure our approach as the towering form of Mt. Kilimanjaro entices us closer to the reserve.
Lunching at our 3rd accommodation – Amboseli, we’ll take in the grand form of the iconic mountain that stands sentinel over the park’s southern vista.
Then it’s time to safari through this popular park. It’s smaller than the Tsavo parks but this means a greater concentration of wildlife to behold.
We’ll easily spot elephants, but we’ll also be tracking for lion, buffalo, zebra, gazelle, and cheetah. The park is also home to hyena, fox, jackal, monkey, and baboon, so the viewing will be rich and varied.
Between the elephants and other wildlife, all framed by mighty Kilimanjaro, the park is a wonderful spot for picture taking. Be sure to pack extra film for your smartphone!
For another type of Amboseli experience ask your guide about the optional visit to a nearby Maasai village. In this cultural encounter, you’ll be able to see close-up how the original people of this land live and sustain themselves.
Toward evening the cloud cover around the mountain’s peak often breaks, revealing a heavenly view of the snow-capped summit.
We’ll break for dinner and the evening at your safari lodge or tented camp.
Amboseli - Nairobi
Let’s get up early on our final safari day for another pre-breakfast game drive. That’s how we do it on safari. We’ll head out in the early light to find any wildlife we might have missed. Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped peak may be clear and will catch the sun’s soft rays.
We’ll roll back to our accommodation for breakfast as the wonders of nature continue to come alive all about.
Then it’s time for a mid-morning drive through the park to catch sight of wildlife, birdlife and take in more views of this special place.
We’ll exit the park on the drive back to Nairobi and should have you back in town by late afternoon, dropping you off at your hotel, the airport, or place of your choosing.
Three parks, four days and so much to see, absorb, and talk about. We hope you had fun on this special Africa Kenya Safaris adventure. Now that you’ve seen these classic parks, you may have gotten the safari bug and want to see our other natural reserves. When you’re ready just give us a call. In the meantime, we will be in touch.
Thanks so much for giving us your trust and spending your holiday with us. We at Africa Kenya Safaris appreciate your patronage and hope to see you soon!
- 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
- 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
- Most of the Big Five
- Large herds of elephants
- Mt. Kilimanjaro’s summit (weather permitting)
- Observation hill – views of the park – the wetlands and elephants
- Marshes below Observation Hill host elephants, buffaloes, hippos, and waterfowl like pelican & Egyptian goose
- Contemporary Maasai culture and indigenous lifestyle
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 (Jan – March & November – December 20th)
|No. Of Pax||Economy||Comfort||Luxury|
|Extra Price Per Person if you choose to stay at:|
|Ol Tukai Lodge||USD10|
|Satao Elerai Camp||–|
*Single Room Supplement
Your Tour Includes
- Nairobi airport hotel pick up/ drop off 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
- Pick up/drop off at Nairobi airport, Nairobi hotel or residence
- Government taxes and local levies
– 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.