This 3 Days Safari Marathon Kilimanjaro is ideal for guests from Mombasa or Nairobi who would like to visit Tsavo east and Amboseli national parks. The main disadvantage for guests staying in Mombasa who book this program is the long drive from Amboseli back to beach Hotels on the last day. (approximately 8hrs to Mombasa).
We will pick you up from your Diani/Mombasa/Malindi Beach Hotel early in the morning for your safari, then drive to Tsavo East National Park which is about 150km from Mombasa .
You will have a brief stopover close to the park entrance.
After entrance formalities you will enter the park and begin spotting animals where you may be able to see a wide variety of wild animals found in the Tsavo East National Park;
Animal expected to be spotted
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 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.
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.
Lunch and overnight
At lunch time proceed to the safari lodge or safari camp of your choice for lunch and check-in. After lunch you will relax up to 1600hrs then embark on the evening game drive until 1830hrs. Dinner and Overnight stay at the of your choice,
Premium accommodations:Ashnil Aruba lodge
Basic accommodations:Voi wildlife lodge, or Voi lodge
With an extra charge you can stay at Satao camp
TSAVO EAST TO AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
Take an early morning breakfast before departing Amboseli national park with a game drive en route . The drive will last you approximately 3 hours before arriving in this world renown national park.
You will have lunch at OLtukai Lodge . 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.
Other attractions of the park include opportunity for spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro (5894m)-Africa’s highest Mountain
Amboseli 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!
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.
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 the camp or lodge of your choice for dinner and overnight.
Premium accommodations:Oltukai lodge or Amboseli Serena lodge
Basic accommodations:Kilima amboseli or Sentrim Amboseli
Extra charge you can stay at Tawi lodge or Satao Elerai or Elewana Tortils Camp
AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK TO MOMBASA/DIANI BEACH OR NAIROBI
At sunrise you will go on an early morning game drive watching and taking magnificent pictures of the snow caped Kilimanjaro.
This safari allows you to take the best pictures as the day breaks with it’s beautiful light which makes the pictures unbeatable!
After breakfast depart the park and proceed back to Diani or Mombasa or opt to be dropped off at Nairobi for your onward travel.
Note : You can have the same safari starting from Nairobi and ending in Mombasa for the same cost.
Return transfers as per the program.
Safari in an exclusive safari 4×4 Land cruiser.
More than eight years experienced driver guide.
Unlimited water/Coke/Fanta/Sprite in the safari 4×4.
Overnight stay as per the program.
All meals on safari starting with lunch ending with lunch last day.
Park entry fees.
Flying doctors insurance.
Meet and greet on arrival.
Tips and gratuities
Drinks in the lodges or camps on safari
All expenses of personal nature
Masai village visit USD15 per person (optional)
How safe is booking a safari holiday with oranje safari??
Oranje safari is a well-reputed company in Kenya with a wealth of experience in the travel industry spanning close to 20 years. Considering the tour operator does not have its own accommodations, the advice given on safari accommodations will never be biased. Oranje's exclusive safari collects a small deposit via secured Visa or Mastercard to secure the booking and payment of the full amount just days before the safari, reducing the fear of losing your money and giving our customers peace of mind. We are members of KATO.
How long should we go on safari?
We highly recommend a minimum safari with an overnight stay. The best is to pre-book your safari from your country and end with a beach stay. To have a more relaxed safari, stay two nights in the same accommodation if you are going on a safari holiday because the game drives entail early starts where you might not even have time to enjoy the luxuries of the accommodations you are staying in. A safari will always depend on your budget and the desired days of stay. Oranje Exclusive Safaris recommends 4 days and above for a safari within East Africa (Kenya). For Family Safaris, Oranje Safaris recommend more than 7 days and above for great experiences with a beach extension to relax.
How secured is it to pay oranje safari from overseas?
As a leading tour operator offering exclusive high-end safaris in Kenya, we regularly receive payments from all over the world. Customer payment is secure because you can pay with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. As a Kato Member we are bonded by Kato member scheme. The KATO Bond Scheme is therefore intended to be a form of "financial guarantee" to cushion the business associates of KATO members against the possible loss of monies paid to a KATO member who is facing involuntary liquidation.
Is it safe for children to go on safari?
For the comfort of the parents’ children below 5 might be advisable for shorter safaris close to the beach Hotels or spending more nights in one lodge or safari camp. Children tend to become tired quickly, and the long bumpy roads are extremely uncomfortable for children.
What animals would I see on safari?
On safari, you will be driving around to spot different animals; this is called a game drive. When booking your safari, your core interest is to know how many game drives you will be having and for how long, because that determines the chance you have of spotting animals. We can never guarantee the animals you will spot, but our professional driver guides will do their level best for you to see a lot of wildlife.
When is the best time to visit Kenya? What is the best time to go on a safari in East Africa?
The best time to visit Kenya depends on what you want to do. Kenya is divided by the equator and is characterized by a tropical climate. We are luck to have 12hours of son and 12 hours of Darkness the whole year.
The weather in Kenya is often ideal, although the coast can be very humid and there are hot, desert-like conditions around Lake Magadi and in the northern areas of the country around Lake Turkana.
During the coolest months of June, July, and August, temperatures in Nairobi are around 60 °F, which can drop to about 50 °F in the Aberdare region and Mount Kenya.
Short rains: November to December It rarely rains all day. Short, heavy rainfalls are usually replaced by sunny periods, which makes this time in Kenya very pleasant.
What to Pack/Which kind of cloths should we wear on safari??
Safari wear should be comfortable and casual. Evenings and early mornings can be chilly, so warm sweaters are recommended. Low-heeled, comfortable sports or trekking shoes are the most suitable walking shoes, should you intend to join any walking safaris.
We recommend you bring warm clothes, including a fleece or light wool sweater and socks, apart from the normal safari gear. During the day, it can get quite hot, so do not forget sunglasses and a high-factor sunscreen, as well as a sun hat with a small brim.
Due to the limited space in the light aircraft, we advise you to keep your luggage to a minimum. We suggest you pack your luggage into a small, soft bag weighing no more than 15 kg, the luggage limit for local flights issued by the airlines.
Why are safaris expensive?
Safari’s cost is expensive because you get the total cost for the 4x4 Land Cruiser, park entrance fees, fuel, driver’s allowance, accommodations, drinks in the 4x4, all meals, etc. These costs are paid to us, and we pay for the accommodations.
We work with deeply knowledgeable, experienced driver guides, whom we pay well to ensure we retain them.
The lodges and camps we work with cost more because maintaining the high standard costs a lot more in the parks than in towns or cities. Lodges located inside the parks pay equally for Kenya's wildlife services.
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