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In the Foosteps of the Kenyan Giants

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10 days
Availability : Upon Request
Nairobi
Nairobi
Min Age : 12
Max People : 4

For those wishing to experience the majesty of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest Peak and experience the majestic beauty of these Giants, this is the trip for you. The Tsavo ecosystem is one of the largest in Kenya and for this less crowded than other parks.

We start our trip at Amboseli National Park, one of Kenya’s most popular parks, named from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust.” This is one of the best places in Africa that you will be able to see vast herds of Elephants up close against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. If you are a nature lover, then you can explore five different habitats ranging from the dried up beds of Lake Amboseli, dry plains across which the Galana River flows and Savannah woodlands in Tsavo East and West.  The tour ends at the warm coastal village of Watamu where you will spend a few days enjoying and exploring the beach side at leisure. Watamu is a beautiful and peaceful village on the Kenya Coast, nestled between pristine beaches and lush tropical forest.

Tour Details

The first couple of days you will spend exploring Amboseli with all its’ spectacular displays of wildlife; Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Rhinos, Cheetah, Buffalo and various Plains’ Game, where postcard perfect pictures are guaranteed. We take a little time off our game viewing to visit the local Maasai Community who live on the outskirts of the park and who are always happy to share their experiences and culture with you.

Day three we break camp to travel down to Tsavo East and West National Parks, where you will visit the Mzima Springs which are favorite haunts of both the Hippo and Crocodile, the scenic “Shetani Lava Flow” and Chyulu hills. You will explore some nature trails, where large populations of birdlife live; White-Bellied Go-Away Bird, Red Beaked Hornbills and Bateleur Eagles. From this bird watchers’ paradise, you will be taken to the scenic Lugards Falls, Mudanda Rocks and Aruba Dam where you will experience up close the infamous herds of Elephant covered in red dust live. We also concentrate our game drives around the Galana River where much of the wildlife is concentrated and again you will look out for Crocodiles and Hippos as well as Kudus, Waterbucks and Dik Diks along the river banks. We finally end up at the coastal town of Watamu for relaxation and further exploration by the beach.  

Tour Type

Camping and Hotel

Departure & Return Location

Nairobi

Departure Time

8.00 am

Price Includes

  • 9 nights’ accommodation as per meal plan indicated
  • Camp & cooking gear
  • Your driver-guide & safari chef
  • Game drives and activities
  • All transportation
  • Mineral water on duration of tour

Price Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Optional Activities
  • Any Drinks included in trip
  • Upgraded Accomodation
  • Park Fees

Complimentaries

  • Water Bottles
  • AMREF Air Ambulance cover
What to Bring

Cameras and Camcorders

To Capture these wonderful memories

Binoculars

Make sure you don’t miss a thing! 

Head Torch

Its always great to have – there are no street lights on safari

A good book or cards

For relaxation between Safaris

Wind Jacket ( light weight or poncho)

For those chilly mornings

Footwear

Comfortable hiking boots and/or sturdy footwear for walking safaris and sandals whilst in camp

Fleece Jacket

For chilly nights around the campfire

Comfortable clothing

Bring light clothing but avoid white because of the dust from the savannah

Sunhat and Glasses

To protect you from this strong sun

Swimwear

For those cool pools & river rafting

Sunscreen

To protect you from being burnt

Sleeping Bags (Season 3) & Camping Pillow

For those ‘comfortable’ nights under the stars

A Solid Bag or Rucksack

Remember 15kgs limit for domestic flights and is easier to stack in safari jeeps and small planes

Insect repellant

We want to protect your delicate skin from being munched on by the little insects.

Itinerary

Day 1Nairobi to Amboseli

Early morning departure from Nairobi; drive south through Maasai country to the plains below Mount Kilimanjaro where Amboseli is situated. After a picnic lunch enroute we enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park before setting up camp in preparation for the evening. With the majestic backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro, spectacular displays of wildlife; Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino, Cheetah, Buffalo and various plains’ game, where postcard pictures are almost always guaranteed. We pitch camp at Amboseli Campsite late afternoon. (Lunch & Dinner included)

Main Activities: Late Afternoon Game Drive.

Day 2Amboseli

We spend the day exploring the park with early morning and afternoon game drives in search of Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Cheetah, Wildebeest, Hyena, Jackal, Warthogs, Zebra and there is no doubt you will get sightings of the Maasai giraffe. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)

Main Activities: All Day Game Drive;

Optional Activities: Discover the local Masai Village for a Cultural Tour or take a Swim and enjoy a cold Drink at a lodge.

Day 3Amboseli to Tsavo West

After breakfast we depart for Tsavo West National Park. We visit the Mzima Springs, which are favorite haunts of both the Hippo and Crocodile that can be seen from an underwater observation chamber and the scenic “Shetani Lava Flow” and Chyulu Hills.

We pitch camp at a designated campsite in the early evening and enjoy a leisurely dinner round a campfire. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)

Main Activities: Game Drives; some time spent on foot at Mzima Springs “Hippo Spotting.”

Optional Activities: Enjoy a swim or drink at one of the lodges inside the park

Day 4Tsavo West to Tsavo East

Early in the morning we drive to Tsavo East. This park was famed for its large herds of Elephant covered in red dust and fine scenery. We visit the scenic Lugard’s Falls, Mudanda Rocks (attracts elephants in the drier season) and Aruba Dam as we view game, time permitting.

Much of the wildlife is concentrated on the Galana River, which has plentiful Crocs and Hippos though the landscape is flatter and drier. Likewise, Kudus, Waterbucks and Dik Diks are common along the river banks. Pitch up camp for the evening and enjoy a leisurely dinner round a campfire. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)

Main Activity: Visit to Lugard’s Falls

Day 5Ngutuni Sanctuary via Tsavo East

Break up camp as we game drive in the park departing towards the Ngutuni private Sanctuary. This 10,000 acre Sanctuary is located between both Tsavo East and West home to herds of Elephants, Lions, Buffalos and a variety of Antelopes.

After several nights of camping; tonight we spend the night in the comforts of a lodge overlooking a waterhole. Enjoy sightings of Elephants and other nocturnal animals from the comfort of your balcony and restaurant area over dinner and cocktails (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)

Main Activities: Game Spotting at the Water Hole

Optional Activities: enjoy a Swim at a lodge located inside Tsavo East park.

Day 6Ngutuni Sanctuary to Watamu

Early morning breakfast by the waterhole observing the various animals that are attracted to the waterhole; from herds of Buffalo to cheeky Baboons and cautious Warthogs. Final game drive in the conservancy; concentrating around the river circuit before we depart towards the small fishing village known as Watamu with packed lunches. The area fully reflects the meaning of its name which in Swahili means “sweet people.” We arrive Watamu in the afternoon hours with ample time for you to check in and settle into your comfortable accommodation just steps from the ocean and a beautiful white beach. Here you bid your goodbyes to your crew who will depart back towards Nairobi with fond memories of your Bush Adventures. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)

Main Activities: Game Drives and Scenery

Day 7-9Watamu

Your days here are spent at your own leisure, relaxing by the pool or partaking in the various beach activities available in Watamu. The water sports available at your hotel include snorkelling, Kite Surfing and Sport Fishing. South of Malindi there is Mida Creek which covers circa 32 square kilometers. It consists of a muddy plain that can only be discovered with low tides, its Mangrove Forests attract a multitude of bird species among them Kingfishers, Egrets, Ospreys, Sea Eagles, Yellow Billed Storks and Grey Herons and often you will see the Flamingoes feeding on the crustaceans that are present. A lovely way to spend an evening is to explore the Creeks in a kayak before returning back before Sundowners on your decking.

The hotel can help organize a visit to the Gedi Ruins; one of the few historical sites in Kenya located in the village of Gede. The remains of the Arab city date back to the period between the thirteenth and seventeenth centuries. The ruins are surrounded by forests, monkeys and numerous butterflies.

There are also visits to Malindi for some sightseeing, shopping or a trip to the Malindi Marine Park; the park has magnificent resources such as Fringing Reefs, Coral, Sea Grass, Mangroves, Mudflats, Marine Mammals,Turtles and many different species of Fish. (Breakfast & Dinner included)

Main Activities: Swimming; Snorkelling; Wandering along the Beach; Exploring local markets; Discovering local villages.

Optional Activities: Deep Sea Fishing; Boat Trips; Water Sports; Kitesurfing; Guided Tours of Gede Ruins; Watamu Nightlife; Canoe trips on Mida creek; Guided Nature Walk in Arubuko Sokoke Forest.

Day 10Watamu to Nairobi

Final breakfast before room check out and transfer to Malindi airport located about 30 minutes’ drive away to catch your scheduled flight back to Nairobi. The flight takes approximately 1.5 hrs. (Breakfast included)

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