This is one of the most popular Kenya safaris for our customers from Mombasa and Diani beach or Watamu or Malindi. This 3 Days Safari Lazy Leopard takes you to both Tsavo parks (Tsavo east and Tsavo west) The Total area of both parks is more than 20, 000 sq. km -approximately the same area as Israel or half the size of the Netherlands!
You will be picked early in the morning at your beach Hotel in Diani or Mombasa then you will drive through the palm-fringed road eventually revealing the Tsavo scrub-land as you get close to Tsavo East. 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 some stopover.
After entry formalities at the Tsavo River Gate, you will begin your first game drive in Tsavo west driving along Tsavo river looking for wildlife and the beautiful landscapes arriving at the Ngulia lodge or Rhino valley camp in time for lunch. 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 at the lodge or camp of your choice.
Premium accommodations:Kilaguni Serena Lodge or Severin safari lodge
Basic accommodations:Ngulia lodge or Rhino valley lodge.
with a little supplement Finch Hattons
TSAVO WEST TO TSAVO EAST 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. Part of the Film ‘Out of Africa’ was shot here! Proceed to Tsavo East arriving in time for lunch at Sentrim safari camp or Manyatta camp or Voi Wildlife lodge or Zomeni lion Hill lodge or Ashnil Aruba lodge. After lunch afternoon game drive in Tsavo East.
The main birds found in Tsavo East throughout the year include; Hunters Sunbird, Golden-bellied Starling, Tawny Eagle ‘White-backed Vultures, Kori bustard, Pale Chanting, Bateleur eagle, Red-Billed Hornbill, African Grey Hornbill, Whalberg’s eagles, Spotted-eagle owl, Taita fiscal, Red & Yellow barbets, D’Naurd’s barbet, Spot-flanked Barbet, Fischer’s sparrow lark, Long-billed Pipit, Rosy-patched bush shrike and much more migratory species of birds.
The Park is home to most of the larger mammals, vast herds of dust –red elephant, Cape buffalo, lion, leopard, schools of hippo, crocodile, waterbucks, Lesser Kudu, Gerenuk.
Dinner and overnight stay at Tsavo east in your chosen accommodation.
Premium accommodation: Ashnil Aruba lodge
Basic accommodations:Voi wildlife lodge or Zomeni lodge or Voi safari lodge
with a little supplement Satao camp
TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK TO DIANI OR MOMBASA BEACH
Tea or coffee. Early morning game drive in the park. This game drive allows you to see nocturnal animals as the retreat back to their hideouts. Breakfast in your chosen accommodation. After breakfast depart for Mombasa or Diani beach arriving back to the hotel at around 1430hrs.
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 breakfast last day.
Park entry fees.
Flying doctors insurance.
Meet and greet on arrival.
WiFi in the 4×4
Tips and gratuities.
Drinks in the lodges or camps on safari.
All expenses of personal nature.
Extra optional activities as per the program.
Masai Village 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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