Tsavo East & West


When combined, Tsavo West and Tsavo East form one of the largest National Parks in the world and at almost 22,000 sqkm, it is the largest in Kenya. The Park lies half way between Mombasa and Nairobi and it is the road and railway between Kenya's two main cities that divides it into East and West.

The larger Tsavo East offers a vast and largely untapped wilderness of arid bush with some of the most dramatic landscapes in Kenya; generally flat, with dry plains across which the Galana River flows. Other features include the Yatta Plateau and Lugard Falls, and Baobab trees are a common sight. Much of the park north of the Galana River is closed and only a few private safari operators may enter, but this makes the park feel even more remote and rewarding. Large herds of dust red elephant occur, along with rhino, lion, buffalo, leopard, gerenuk, lesser kudu to name a few species. Birding is exceptional with almost 500 recorded species.

Tsavo West was established in 1948 and forms part of the Greater Tsavo National Park. The savannah ecosystem comprises of open grasslands, scrublands, and Acacia woodlands, belts of riverine vegetation and rocky ridges and is not as arid as the eastern Park. The same abundancy of wildlife is found here, however the greater diversity of vegetation and habitat mean there are more recorded bird species to be found. The park is also more developed with more lodges and day and overnight safari visitors from Mombasa.



Finch Hattons

Finch Hattons camp is in a 35 acre concession in the heart of Tsavo West National Park - part of Kenya's single largest game park...


Galdessa Camp

The main Galdessa Camp is located on the southern bank of the Galana River, partially concealed by coppices of doum palms...


Severin Safari Camp

Severin Safari Camp is located in Tsavo West National Park, the biggest game reserve in East Africa, about 250 km from Mombasa and Nairobi. With views to Mount Kilimanjaro, it offers a unique landscape with vast savannahs, wooded flood plains and the famous "red" elephants...


Day 1: Tsavo East & West

Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Nairobi is Africa’s 4th largest city and is a vibrant and exciting place and although it has developed a reputation which keeps tourist visits brief there are some fascinating attractions: its café culture, unbridled nightlife, the National Museum, the Karen Blixen Museum and most notably just 20 minutes from the city centre wild lions and buffalo roam in the world’s only urban game reserve.

Day 2 - 5: Tsavo East & West

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

The Chyulu Hills National Park was formed between the Amboseli and Tsavo West National Parks to protect this unique habitat and because of its significance as a water catchment area. A magical land of open grass plains and tree covered rolling green with Mount Kilimanjaro as a backdrop. The Park is surrounded by miles of Masai land, dusty, dry and stalked by scarlet cloaked herders and dust plumed cattle.

ol Donyo Lodge is the ultimate family safari destination. The Young Explorers program is designed to enhance both a child and a family’s overall safari, weaving themes of conservation and culture into each fun activity with the intention of giving children tangible examples and moments to bring back to their peer group. The future of conservation is, after all, in the hands of these young ambassadors.

We offer a full range of activities from bush survival skills including making sling shots, bows and arrows and creating fire using tradition Maasai techniques, to watercolor painting and so much more.

Day 6 - 8: Tsavo East & West

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park. The image of acacia trees on an endless grass plain epitomises Africa for many, and then add a Maasai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further.
The annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti and the Masai Mara is the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. But that is not where the game viewing ends; large prides of lions, elephants and giraffes in grasslands, gazelles and eland to mention but a few. Aside from traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Mara plains has become almost essential and you can even do a horseback safari.

The properties in this itinerary are selected particularly as family orientated.

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