Amboseli, Tsavo West and East from Nairobi to Mombasa
This tour starts in Nairobi and ends in Mombasa, Kenya
Book your own international flights when using this operator help
Fly to Jomo Kenyatta Airport (NBO – Check price) in Nairobi
Fly back from Moi Airport (MBA – Check price) in Mombassa
A transfer from and back to the airport is included
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
- Park fees (For non-residents)
- All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
- All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
- International flights (From/to home)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
- Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
Kenya, the jewel of East Africa, boasts a magnificent crown of national parks, each one a kaleidoscope of vibrant landscapes and captivating wildlife. Among these gems, Amboseli and Tsavo West stand out, offering contrasting yet equally enthralling safari experiences.
Amboseli: Where Elephants Rule the Plains
Imagine this: the sun paints the majestic Kilimanjaro a fiery orange, its peak piercing the endless cerulean sky. Below, a vast savanna unfurls, dotted with acacia trees casting long shadows. Herds of elephants, the undisputed kings of Amboseli, graze peacefully, their silhouettes framed by the iconic mountain. This is the quintessential Amboseli experience, a timeless tableau of raw African beauty.
Beyond the elephants, Amboseli teems with life. Lions lounge in the golden grass, cheetahs streak across the plains like tawny comets, and giraffes browse on acacia leaves, their graceful necks reaching for the sun. Birdlife explodes in a symphony of color, from the iridescent flash of bee-eaters to the stately elegance of crowned cranes.
But Amboseli’s magic lies not just in its wildlife, but in its intimate connection with Kilimanjaro. The mountain’s snow-capped peak dominates the horizon, acting as a constant reminder of the raw power and grandeur of nature. Witnessing the first rays of dawn kiss Kilimanjaro’s summit is an experience that will stay etched in your memory forever.
Tsavo West: A Mosaic of Wilderness
While Amboseli’s charm lies in its open plains and iconic backdrop, Tsavo West paints a different picture. Imagine a land sculpted by ancient volcanic forces, where rugged Chyulu Hills rise from the earth like slumbering giants. Lush greenery spills from hidden valleys, nourished by crystal-clear springs like the enchanting Mzima Springs, a freshwater oasis teeming with hippos and crocodiles.
Tsavo West boasts a staggering diversity of habitats, from acacia woodlands to baobab forests and open plains. This translates to an incredible variety of wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for shy gerenuk antelopes balancing on their hind legs, red-necked ostriches sprinting across the plains, and majestic lions lazing in the shade of acacia trees.
But Tsavo West’s true secret lies in its remoteness. Compared to Amboseli, it feels like a hidden gem, offering a more intimate and adventurous safari experience. Imagine bumping along dirt tracks, your senses on high alert, and then stumbling upon a pride of lions feasting on a freshly-caught kill. It’s the thrill of the unexpected, the feeling of being truly immersed in the wild.
Choosing Your Kenyan Adventure
Both Amboseli and Tsavo West offer unforgettable safari experiences, but the choice ultimately depends on your preferences. If you dream of elephants silhouetted against Kilimanjaro, Amboseli awaits. If you crave a wilder, more diverse adventure, Tsavo West beckons. And for the truly adventurous, why not combine the two? A multi-park safari allows you to experience the best of both worlds, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
So, pack your sense of wonder, grab your binoculars, and prepare to be captivated by the magic of Kenya’s wilderness. Whether you choose Amboseli’s majestic plains or Tsavo West’s hidden corners, one thing is certain: your Kenyan safari adventure will be a journey you’ll never forget.