This Safari is ideal for guests starting their safari from Nairobi Hotel or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. ‘Simba’ is a Swahili word meaning Lion. This 3 Days Safari Simba Kenya will ends at a beach hotel either at Malindi/Watamu/Mombasa or Diani beach hotel.
Amboseli National Park and Tsavo East National Park, located in Kenya, are two incredible destinations that offer unique and diverse wildlife experiences.
Amboseli National Park, nestled at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, is renowned for its iconic landscape, characterized by vast plains, swamps, and the towering presence of Africa’s highest peak. The park is famous for its large elephant herds, and visitors have the opportunity to witness these magnificent creatures up close as they traverse the open savannahs. Amboseli also boasts a variety of other wildlife, including lions, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, and numerous bird species. Exploring the park on a game drive or a guided walk provides an intimate connection with nature and the chance to capture breathtaking photographs of wildlife against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Tsavo East National Park, one of the largest national parks in Kenya, offers a completely different experience. It is characterized by vast stretches of open plains, rolling hills, and the meandering Galana River. Tsavo East is known for its legendary red elephants, which are a result of the red soil found in the region. The park is also home to a diverse range of wildlife, including lions, leopards, buffalos, zebras, and countless bird species. Visitors can embark on thrilling game drives to spot these magnificent creatures or take a guided nature walk to explore the park’s varied ecosystems.
Both Amboseli and Tsavo East National Parks offer a range of accommodations, from luxury lodges to tented camps, providing comfortable and immersive experiences amid the wilderness. Visitors can enjoy delicious meals while relishing stunning views of the natural surroundings. Additionally, cultural interactions with the local communities, such as the Maasai people, provide an opportunity to learn about their traditions and way of life.
A visit to Amboseli National Park and Tsavo East National Park promises an unforgettable adventure, where wildlife thrives and the beauty of the African landscape captivates the soul. These parks offer a unique blend of wildlife encounters, breathtaking scenery, and cultural experiences, making them must-visit destinations for nature enthusiasts and safari lovers alike.
Early in the morning arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International airport. You will be met and briefed by our representative upon arrival.
The drive will last you approximately 5 hours before arriving in this world-renowned national park.
You will have lunch at Oltukai lodge. After lunch relax before embarking on an evening game drive.
The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species.
Other attractions of the park include opportunity for spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro (5894m)-Africa’s highest Mountain
Amboseli national park
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!
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.
In the evening drive back for dinner and overnight at the lodge or camp of your choice.
Oltukai lodge or Amboseli serena lodge
Kibo safari camp or Kilima safari camp
With a little supplement Tawi lodge or Satao Elerai camp or Tortilis camp
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.
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
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 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.
Lions 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 or Voi safari lodge
With a little supplement of Usd 100 per person Satao camp
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.