Nyani is a swahili word for ”Baboon” and pole pole means slow. This 5 Days Safari Nyani pole pole is an ideal safari for guests commencing from Watamu, Malindi, Diani, Nairobi or Mombasa visiting the nearest parks without rush. The safari starts in Tsavo east where you have a chance of spotting the red elephants, Taita hills with hilly topography.
DIANI/WATAMU/MALINDI/MOMBASA BEACH HOTEL TO TSAVO EAST
You will be picked early in the morning at 0635 hrs at your beach Hotel in Malindi, Watamu, Diani or Mombasa then drive to Tsavo East National Park which is about 120km from Mombasa then enter through Bachuma gate.
You will drive through Mombasa city which is the second largest city in Kenya after the capital, Nairobi. The city is rich in History being one of the oldest Towns in East Africa. You will leave the busy city and join the Mombasa-Nairobi highway passing many villages before arriving at Tsavo east National park via Bachuma Gate.
After entry formalities you will commence your game drive en route to the Voi wildlife lodge or Sentrim safari camp or Manyatta camp or Ashnil Aruba lodge (With little supplement Satao camp USD 100 per person ) All meals and overnight at lodge or camp of Choice.
Animals expected to spot
As you drive in the park you will have a chance of seeing lots of animals; zebra’s, elephants’ different types of antelopes, lions, buffalo’s, leopard, giraffe and a variety of different types of bird species.
You will check-in at the accommodation of choice for lunch. After lunch afternoon game drive to 1830 hrs. Then relax and enjoy at the camp or lodge of your choice.
Premium Accommodations:Ashnil Aruba lodge
Basic accommodations:Manyatta camp, Sentrim Tsavo, Voi lodge, Voi Wildlife lodge or Zomeni lion hill
TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK TO TAITA HILLS SANCTUARY/LUMO
Embark on your early morning game drive at 6.30am then come back at 8.30am for full breakfast. After breakfast game drive as, you drive out of the park. Once you are out of the park drive approximately 1hr to the sanctuary entrance -A drive that will take you through breath taking views of Taita hills on the horizon.
You will arrive at Saltlick lodge or Lions bluff in time for your lunch. After lunch afternoon game drive in Taita hills, located at the foot of Taita hills as well as game drive at Lumo Community Wildlife Sanctuary.
Taita hills and Lumo sanctuary
Both lie at the heart of the Tsavo ecosystem comprising Tsavo East, West and the Taita Game Sanctuary.
The area is a vital wildlife corridor for the animals of Tsavo East and West, an ancient elephant migratory route and an important breeding site for lions. It is home to abundant and diverse wildlife species, spectacular landscapes, and enjoys the rich cultural heritage of the Taita people.
Lumo Community Sanctuary
The little known 125,000 acre Lumo Community Wildlife Sanctuary is situated between the Taita hills Sanctuary and Tsavo west, only 50 km from Voi on the Taveta road.
Three group ranches joined together to form the Lumo Community Wildlife Sanctuary as a way to use natural resources on their land.
By investing the earnings from tourist activities, the community plays an integral role in conserving the biodiversity of the area by fighting poaching and the bush meat trade and creating awareness of the invaluable wildlife therein.
The sanctuary is a model of how local people benefit from the union of conservation and enterprise in a sustainable way to help alleviate poverty and conserve wildlife for the future generations.
Animal expected to spot
On your game drive you have a chance of spotting lion, leopard, cheetah, serval cat, civet, bat-eared fox, buffalo, giraffe, elephant, baboon, waterbuck, Coke’s hartebeest, eland, gazelle, zebra, mongoose, hyrax, Dik dik, porcupine, and Oryx, the unusual aard-wolf, and both striped and spotted hyena and the prolific bird life features 600 recorded species.
Night game drive
(Optional Night Game drive) Proceed back to Sarova Saltlick or Lion bluff for dinner and overnight stay.
Premium accommodations :Saltlick lodge
Basic accommodation:Lions bluff
TAITA HILL SANCTUARY/LUMO TO TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK
Early morning game drive before breakfast. After Breakfast depart for Tsavo west National Park.Which is approximate 45minutes drive. 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 your chosen accommodation in time for lunch.
Animal to spot
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 Lodge or Rhino Valley lodge
With a Little Supplement Finch Hattons
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.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.
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!
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.
Animals to spot in Amboseli
Other animals include; buffaloes, hippos and a variety of waterfowl 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 Serena Amboseli lodge
Basic accommodation:Kilima Amboseli or ‘Sentrim Amboseli
With a little Supplement Satao Elerai or Tawi Lodge or Tortilis Camp.
AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK TO NAIROBI HOTEL/ AIRPORT
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 Nairobi hotel arriving at around 1530hrs
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.
Overnight stay as per the program.
All meals on safari starting with Lunch ending with Lunch Last day.
Flying doctors insurance.
Meet and greet on Arrival.
Drinks in the lodges and camps on safari
All personal equipments
Extra optional activities as per the program.
Masai Village USD15 per person
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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