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Tsavo West National Park Safari 2017

$210.00 $198.00

Welcome to the wilderness. Tsavo West is one of Kenya’s larger national parks , covering a huge variety of landscapes from swamps, natural springs and rocky peaks to extinct volcanic cones, rolling plains and sharp outcrops dusted with greenery.

This is a park with a whiff of legend about it, first for its famous man-eating lions in the late 19th century and then for its devastating levels of poaching in the 1980’s. The foliage is generally denser and higher here. Put all of these things together, along with its dramatic scenery, fine lodges and sense of space, and this is one of Kenya’s most rewarding parks.

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Tsavo West National Park 2017

Day 1: Nairobi to Tsavo West

Pickup from Nairobi at 0800hours. A short prayer followed by safari briefing by our representative. Drive south towards Tsavo West national park with lunch enroute. Arrive at your pre booked camp/lodge check in and rest. Later go for an evening game drive in search for the wildlife found in the park. Dinner and over night.

Day 2:  Tsavo west National Park

After breakfast, embark on a full day game drive looking for animals, in the park. The northern part of Tsavo West is fascinating geologically: the whole developed area is dotted with old and new volcanic hills, ranging from pimples to great pyramids on the plain. The most iconic attraction in the park is Mzima Springs.The crystal-clear water of this chain of lakes is filtered through the volcanic rocks of the Chyulu Hills just to the north. Shaded by majestic fig and acacia trees, the lakes swarm with fish, large crocodiles and some big pods of hippos. You can leave your vehicle and follow a pretty nature trail – though you need to keep an eye out for large animals, especially early in the morning or before dusk. If you’re lucky, the underwater viewing chamber, accessed by a pier, can provide unique photo opportunities – of a sinuous, gliding crocodile, or the delicate, tiptoe, swimming-walking style of a hippo. Later you proceed to the Shetani Lava Flow, the largest whole series of lava flows in the park, with several places where you can get out of your vehicle and stretch your legs, including a series of lava caves below the surface. These caves used to be notorious for trapping prey animals that had stumbled inside in search of water, and then trapping predators that had followed them. At one time there was even a series of plaques identifying the bones on the cave floor. Over the last couple of decades the presence of visitors has gradually put off the wildlife from entering but the caves, and the all the lava flows still have a slightly spooky atmosphere, the Shetani Lava Flow is named after the Swahili for devil or malevolent ghost. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Nairobi

After breakfast, a game drive en-route as you leave the park and drive back to Nairobi. Stop over for Lunch in Voi town. Arriving in late afternoon and later drop off.

The cost include

  • Accommodation on full board basis per person sharing
  • Transport throughout the safari
  • Services of a professional guide
  • Park entrance fees

The cost excludes

  • Personal items like telephone, laundry
  • Anything else not mentioned above