Tsavo East/ West National Park is known for the large herds of elephants that roam this expansive territory, and was famous for the savage man- eating lions (movie ‘Ghosts in the Darkness’) that terrorised the building of the Kenyan – Ugandan railway in 1898.
Day 1 – We can depart Nairobi this morning, driving South past the Kapiti Plains to arrive at our camp in Tsavo West by lunchtime. We can head out for an afternoon game drive after lunch, and will return to our camp under the sinking African sun, in time for dinner.
Day 2 – We have the whole day to spend exploring this huge National Park, and can begin with a visit to the nearby Mzima Springs which are teeming with bird life, hippos and lurking crocodiles. There is an underwater chamber here so we will be able to view these gargantuan creatures in their natural aquatic environment. We can stop for a picnic lunch during our explorations today, returning to our camp for dinner tonight, dazzled from a awe- inspiring adventure.
Day 3 – After breakfast, we have another day of discovery to begin in this fascinating wilderness! We can drive to the Shetani Lava Flow, then onto the Chyulu Caves near the Chyulu park gate. If you feel like a break from safari sitting, we can also trek the Chainu Crater which is South of Kilaguni Lodge, for breathtaking sights. We will have returned to our camp in time for dinner and a relaxing evening.
Day 4 – After an early morning game drive where we have the best chance to spot prowling carnivores retiring from a night out hunting, we can return to our camp for breakfast, before a visit to the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary. There are about 30 Black Rhinos here, which we have a good chance of spotting from the base of the Ngulia Hills. After this, we can leave Tsavo National Park to continue onto the nearby Kenyan coast for a beautiful beach escape, or return to Nairobi if preferred. Also if you wish to spend an overnight in the nearby Kibwezi Forest by the waterhole attracting spectacular sights of up-close African game, we can easily add this onto your trip.