A Five-day Diani Beach Safari: Tsavo West, Amboseli, and Tsavo East

Durations5 Days

Tour TypeKenya Safari

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Tour Schedule Details

  • 5 Hour Drive
  • Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Your journey begins early as your experienced driver/guide arrives to pick you up in a comfortable private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep. You’ll cruise to Mombasa via the Likoni ferry, and as the African sun paints the sky with its warm hues, you’ll venture down the “explorer’s highway” towards Tsavo West.

Along the way, expect pit stops to rest and rejuvenate, savoring refreshments to keep your spirits high. Upon reaching Tsavo West, the landscape unfolds, revealing its rolling plains, rocky peaks, and unexpected volcanic formations.

After settling into your accommodation, you’ll plan your afternoon adventure with your guide. This could include exploring the diverse wildlife that calls this park home or perhaps a visit to the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary, a haven for nearly 100 of these gentle and endangered creatures.

As the sun dips below the horizon, you’ll return to your Tsavo West lodge or tented camp for a well-deserved dinner and a chance to rest.

  • 2 ½ Hour Drive
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The morning unveils a breathtaking African sunrise – an experience worth rising early for. Begin the day with a sunrise game drive, soaking in the serene morning light and the park’s awakening inhabitants.

Afterward, enjoy a hearty breakfast before venturing to one of Tsavo West’s unique attractions, Mzima Springs. Here, you’ll step out of your 4 x 4 to explore this lush oasis on foot, watching colorful fish, hippos, and even crocodiles in the crystal-clear waters.

Next, you’ll embark on a short journey to Amboseli Park, marked by the imposing presence of Mount Kilimanjaro. As you arrive, prepare for leisurely afternoon game drives, taking in the majestic elephants and other wildlife against the backdrop of the great mountain.

Amboseli is also home to a Maasai village, and you can opt for a cultural tour to connect with these indigenous people and gain insights into their lifestyle. Keep your camera ready as, towards late afternoon, the clouds may part, revealing the iconic snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro.

Dinner and relaxation await you at your Amboseli accommodation.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

If you missed Kilimanjaro’s snowy summit last night, you might catch a glimpse this morning. With a full day ahead, start with an early game drive to observe the wildlife as they commence their day.

Breakfast in the midst of these natural wonders sets the tone for a mid-morning game drive, where you’ll have the chance to encounter lion, leopard, giraffe, zebra, impala, and much more. The pace of your day is at your discretion, whether you prefer more exploration or some relaxing downtime.

For a unique cultural experience, consider an optional visit to a nearby Maasai village. Here, you’ll meet the local inhabitants, learn about their customs, and even have the opportunity to acquire some of their colorful beadwork.

Your third night on safari will be spent at your Amboseli lodge or tented camp.

  • 4 Hour Drive
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

On the fourth day of your safari, it’s time to rise with the sun and embark on an early morning game drive. Take in the sweeping views of Kilimanjaro and explore the park, including Observation Hill, offering a panoramic view of the wildlife-rich landscape.

After breakfast, it’s onwards to Tsavo East. Arriving at the park, there’s ample time for an afternoon safari, covering this vast territory with its abundance of large and small game. The rhythm of safari life becomes second nature, and you’ll find yourself immersed in the beauty of the natural world.

Dinner and the evening await you at your Tsavo East accommodation.

  • 4 Hour Drive
  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Your final safari day starts early as you set out on a morning game drive through Tsavo East. Visit notable watering holes like Mudanda Rock, the Aruba Dam, or the Galana River, where the park’s thirsty wildlife congregates for a drink.

Keep your eyes peeled for Tsavo’s unique lions, cheetahs, buffalo, giraffes, gazelles, and many more. Lunch will be served at an open-air restaurant, offering stunning views of the vast Tsavo plains.

With memories and photographs to last a lifetime, it’s time to return to Diani Beach and the Kenyan coast. Expect to arrive in the late afternoon or early evening, just in time for a well-deserved dinner.

Five days, three remarkable parks, and a wealth of wildlife encounters – you’ve undoubtedly gained a deeper appreciation for the natural world. The SAFARI SEEKERS team extends heartfelt thanks for joining us on this unforgettable safari adventure.