This program is ideal for guests looking at alternating game drives and a guided nature walk as well as having a night game drive. The 3 Days Safari Masai Kenya Walking takes you to Tsavo West, Tsavo East as well as Ziwani sanctuary -situated at the Western edge of Tsavo West with a breathtaking view of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest Mountain 5894m.
DIANI/ MOMBASA BEACH HOTEL TO TSAVO WEST AND ZIWANI SANCTUARY
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. 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 proceeds for a game drive, enjoy viewing the leopards, cheetahs, elephants, warthogs, dik-diks, rhino and different bird species.
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 with game en route to Ziwani Tented camp. Arrive at around 1730hrs check in your luxury voyager ziwani tented camp. At 1900hrs proceed on a night game drive where you have an opportunity to see different nocturnal animals. Dinner and overnight stay at voyager Ziwani safari camp.
Premium accommodations:Ziwani Tented Camp
with a little supplement Finch Hattons
TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK TO TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK
Breakfast then have a nature walk with a ranger visiting a pool with a school of hippos. After the game walk departs for Tsavo East with a game drive en-route. The drive will last you approximately 2 hours before arriving at Tsavo East national park in time for lunch at your chosen lodge or camp. After lunch, you will relax than 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 color, 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 the 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
with a little supplement Satao camp.
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.
Return transfers as per the program.
Safari in an exclusive 4×4 safari 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.
Night game drive at Ziwani Sanctuary
Guided Nature walk at Ziwani Sanctuary
Flying doctors insurance.
Meet and greet on Arrival.
Tips and gratuities
Drinks in the lodges and camps on safari
All expenses of personal nature
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.
Leave a reply