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Pole Pole Kilimanjaro safari

”Pole pole” is a swahili word which means ‘slowly’. This safari is ideal for Guests interested in visiting Amboseli without a rush and avoiding alot of time on the road between the attractions to be visited.    The Program begins with the magnificent Tsavo West national park  visiting Amboseli national park for the picturesque Mount Kilimanjaro as well as Tsavo East.

DAY 1: MOMBASA BEACH HOTEL/DIANI BEACH TO TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK

You will be picked from your beach hotel early in the morning then drive to Tsavo West (approximately 200 km from Mombasa). The approximately 4 hours drive will take you through interesting villages inhabited by the local mijikenda tribe as well as Masai and Taita tribes.

This drive will take you through the palm-fringed road eventually revealing the Tsavo scrub-land as you get close to Tsavo East.

Yatta  Plateau

Further North as you get closer to Tsavo West you will also observe the Taita hills as well as the famous Yatta plateau -the World’s longest lava flow!

As you drive there will be a stop over. After entry formalities at the Tsavo River Gate you will begin your your first game drive in Tsavo west  driving along Tsavo river looking for wildlife and the beautiful landscapes arriving at your chosen accommodation  in time for lunch.

wildlife

After lunch relax then proceed for a game drive, enjoy viewing the leopards, cheetahs, elephants, warthogs, dik-diks, rhino and different bird species.

At approximately 1830hrs drive back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay in your chosen accommodation.

Premium accommodation

Kilaguni serena lodge or Severin safari camp

Basic accommodation

Ngulia Safari lodge or Rhino valley lodge

With little supplement Finch hattons

DAY 2: TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK TO AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Breakfast then proceed to Mzima springs for a brief walking safari with an armed ranger.

This nature walk will take you to the hippo pools as well as the underwater fish viewing chamber where you may spot Nile crocodiles as well as different fish species including tilapia and black bass.

Out of Africa

Part of the Film ‘Out of Africa’ was shot here!  After the rewarding walking safari you will head to Chyulu gate.  Depart Tsavo West and drive to Amboseli national park with a brief stop at Shetani lava -the area’s most recent lava flow!

The drive will last you approximately 2 hours before arriving in this world renowned national park.

You will have lunch at your chosen lodge or camp.  After lunch relax up to 1600hrs then embark on an evening game The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species.

Amboseli

Other attractions of the park include opportunity for spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro (5894m)-Africa’s highest Mountain

Amboseli is a Maasai word for ‘salty dust”.  This is because during the dry season, lake Amboseli dries up and when it’s windy the dust tastes salty! 

The national park, covering approximately 390sq.  km of swampy area boasts the largest elephant herds as they roam between the swamps and the foot of Africa’s highest mountain! 

Physical Attraction

Other physical attractions include lake Amboseli, the Observation Hill which allows a panoramic view of the better part of this park overlooking Enkongo Narok swamp with its schools of hippos as well as herds of Elephants!  For the avid ornithologists, this swamp does not disappoint with its prolific avifauna.

Wildlife

Other animals include; buffaloes, hippos and a variety of water fowls like pelican, Egyptian goose, jacana. You equally have a chance of spotting leopard, cheetah, wild dogs, giraffe, zebra, lion, mongoose, hyrax, dik- dik, lesser kudu,  and nocturnal porcupine.

At around 1830hrs proceed back to the Lodge or camp of choice for dinner and overnight stay.

Premium accommodation

  Oltukai lodge or Amboseli serena lodge

Basic accommodation

Sentrim Amboseli or Kilima safari cam

with little supplement Satao Elerai Camp or Tawi Lodge.

DAY 3: AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK TO TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK

Take an early morning breakfast before departing Amboseli national park with a game drive en route .

The drive will last you approximately 4 hours before arriving Tsavo east national park in time for lunch at your chosen lodge or camp.

Animal to be spotted

After lunch you will  relax then at 1600 hrs begin spotting animals where you may be able to see a wide variety of wild animals.

Animals expected comprise; lion, leopard, cheetah, zebra, giraffe, serval cats, kongoni, kudu, oryx, impala, hyena, gazelle, buffalo and the “red” elephants (colored by the reddish soil which they apply on their bodies during sand bathing).

Around 500 bird species have been observed in the park, including ostrich and several species of migratory birds.

Tsavo East National Park

Tsavo East, covering an area of 13474 sq. km is famous for some of the largest herds of elephants in Kenya.

The elephants seem to have a red colour, just like many other animals in the park, which is caused by the red dust which they spray on themselves against insects or parasites.

Lion of Tsavo

The lions of Tsavo owe their fame to the book and movie “The Man-eaters of Tsavo”. Here a few lions ate several railroad workers during early 20th century. The lions were later shot dead. It seems the reason they attacked

people was because of their bad teeth, which made it difficult for them to chew buffalo or gazelle meat.

At around 1830hrs drive back to the lodge/ camp of choice for dinner and overnight stay.

Premium accommodation

Ashnil Aruba  lodge

Basic Accommodation

Voi wildlife lodge or Zomeni lion hill Lodge or Voi safari lodge

with little supplement Satao Tented Camp 

DAY 4: TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK TO DIANI BEACH/MOMBASA BEACH

Tea or coffee. Early morning game drive in the park. This game drive allows you to see nocturnal animals as they retreat to their hideouts.

Breakfast in your lodge. After breakfast depart for Mombasa or Diani beach arriving at the beach hotel at around 1430hrs.

Included:

  • Return transfers as per the program.
  • Safari in a private safari 4×4 Land cruiser.
  • More than eight years experienced driver guide.
  • Unlimited water/coke/fanta/sprite in the safari 4×4.
  • Safari checklist.
  • Overnight stay as per the program.
  • All meals on safari starting with Lunch ending with Lunch Last day.
  • Park fees.
  • Government taxes.
  • Flying doctors insurance.
  • Meet and greet on Arrival.
  • Wifi

Excluded:

  • Tips
  • Drinks in the lodges and camps on safari
  • All personal equipments
  • Extra optional activities as per the program.
  • Masai Village USD15 per person

PREMIUM COST

DatePersonsMode of transportPrice P/P
1 July 2017- 31 March 202024×4 Land CruiserUSD 1140
1 July 2017- 31 March 202044×4 Land CruiserUSD 885
1 July 2017- 31 March 202064×4 Land CruiserUSD 805

 

BASIC COST

DatePersonsMode of transportPrice P/P
1 July 2017- 31 March 202024×4 Land CruiserUSD 970
1 July 2017- 31 March 202044×4 Land CruiserUSD 730
1 July 2017- 31 March 202064×4 Land CruiserUSD 655

Prices are fixed
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