6 Days Kenya Tour - Nairobi And Tsavo East National Park
6 Days Nairobi National Park & Tsavo East National Park Tour
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This 6 Days Kenya Tour to Nairobi national park And Tsavo East National Park tour will take you through the great home of wildlife known as Nairobi national park that will leave you with a fever for more days in the jungle, driving down south East of Kenya for game drives and bird watching, we shall be able to view different trends in culture and vegetation as we enjoy the trip.
6 Days Kenya Tour to Nairobi national park And Tsavo East National Park tour Highlights
Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo is nearly 22,000km2, being the largest national park in Kenya and one of the largest in the world. The park was split into two due to the railway going from Mombasa to the interior of Kenya.
Tsavo East National Park Accommodation: There are plenty of places to stay in the two parks. This range greatly and most of them have a water hole close to the property making game viewing easier.
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Tsavo East National Park Size: Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest parks in Kenya, located South East of Kenya near the Town of Voi in the Taita-Taveta District of Coast Province, inland from the Coast, it is 13,747 sq.km.
While the Tsavo West National Park is also located in the Coast Province of Kenya covering an area of 9,065 sq.km. The park was opened in April 1948.
Tsavo East National Park East Features: The slightly larger Tsavo East is generally flat, with dry plains across which the Galana River flows. Other features include the Yatta Plateau and Lugard Falls.
Tsavo East National Park West Features: Tsavo West National Park is more mountainous and wetter than its counterpart, with swamps, Lake Jipe, and the Mzima Springs. It is known for its birdlife and for its large mammals e.g. black rhino, Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, hippo, and Masai lion. There are also other smaller animals that can be spotted in the park, such as the bushbaby, hartebeest, lesser kudu, and Maasai giraffe.
Tsavo East National Park Access: The parks can be accessed through several gates. Tsavo East can be accessed through Manyani Gate, Voi Gate, Buchuma Gate, and Sala Gate.
Tsavo West can be accessed through Mtito Gate, Man-Eaters Gate, Chyulu Gate, and one other near Makau.
Nairobi National Park
Welcome to Kenya’s most accessible yet incongruous safari experience. Set on the city’s southern outskirts, Nairobi National Park (at 117 sq km, one of Africa’s smallest) has abundant wildlife that can, in places, be viewed against a backdrop of city skyscrapers and planes coming into land – it's one of the only national parks on earth bordering a capital city. Remarkably, the animals seem utterly unperturbed by it all.
The Nairobi National park has acquired the nickname ‘Kifaru Ark’, a testament to its success as a rhinoceros (kifaru in Kiswahili) sanctuary. The park is home to the world's densest concentration of black rhinos (more than 50), though even the park's strong antipoaching measures couldn't prevent poachers from killing one of the rhinos in August 2013 and then again in January 2014. They were the first such attacks in six years, and reflect the current sky-high Asian black-market price for rhino horn.
Lions and hyenas are also commonly sighted within the park; rangers at the entrance usually have updates on lion movements. You’ll need a bit of patience and a lot of luck to spot the park’s resident cheetahs and leopards. Other regularly spotted species include gazelles, warthogs, zebras, giraffes, ostriches, and buffaloes.
Nairobi National park’s wetland areas sustain approximately 400 bird species, which is more than in the whole of the UK.
You can enter the Nairobi National Park by using the main park entrance from the train station. Apart from the main entrance, which lies 7km from the city center, there are other gates on Magadi Road and the Athi River gate; the latter is handy if you’re continuing on to Mombasa, Amboseli, or the Tanzanian border. The roads in the park are passable with 2WDs, but traveling in a 4WD is never a bad idea, especially if the rains have been heavy.
Unless you already have your own vehicle, the cheapest way to see the park is on the shuttle, a big Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) bus that leaves the main gate at 2 pm on Sunday for a 2½-hour tour. You need to book in person at the main gate by 1.30 pm, but do call ahead if you want to do the tour, as times can change.
Nairobi national park Itinerary In Summary
Day 1: Arrivals and transfers to the Nairobi national park.
Day 2:Nairobi national park tour Activity day
Day 3: Transfer to Tsavo East NP Day 4: Activity day
Day 5: Transfer to Nairobi Day 6: Reserved for departures
Nov 18- Mar 17
pickup avaiable from airport, train and also cruise
- Ground Transportation
- All Meals and bottled Water
- All Government Taxes
- All Tourist attractions and activities charges
- English-speaking driver/guide
- International Flights
- Visa fees
- Airport taxes
- Items of personal nature like Laundry
- Bar bills
- Tipping and any extra expenses not included above.
Day 1: Arrivals and transfer to Nairobi National park.
On the arrival, you will be welcomed by our guide and be transferred to Nairobi national park reaching in time for dinner and overnight at Nairobi tented camp.
Day 2: Nairobi National park game viewing
After breakfast we shall transfer into the park for our game drive, here we shall have a chance to see the different animals like the African buffalo, cheetah, water bucks and giraffe plus the big five which take our breath away, then later return for lunch and embark on a safari walk within the park for the best flora and fauna tour. Later return for dinner and overnight as above.
Day 3: Transfer to Tsavo East National park
After breakfast we shall transfer south East to Tsavo East National Park for our great adventure via Aruba dam. We shall have a stopover for lunch and continue to the park reaching in time for dinner and overnight at Aruba Ashril.
Day 4: Tsavo National Park Game drive.
We shall begin with breakfast then start our search for the great big five in the park. We shall visit the Lugards falls a place for pictures and fun, continue with the search of the Rhinos, Lions, water bucks and many other birds embarking in the lake water. With our packed lunch we shall have a picnic and later return to the camp for dinner and overnight as above.
Day 5: Transfer From Tsavo National Park to Nairobi City
After breakfast, we shall transfer back to Nairobi, with our packed lunch, for the rest of the journey enjoy the trend in culture, reaching in evening in time for dinner and overnight at Serena hotel.
Day 6: Reserved for departures.
After breakfast we shall transfer to the airport for our flight back home carrying memories our beautiful parks.
"Nairobi National Park has very close proximity to the city of Nairobi and is easily accessible, with excellent tracks - part tarmac, part gravel. There are lots of animals that are easy to come by on a regular game drive including the lion, giraffe, buffalo, eland, the impala, the elusive leopard, ostrich, gazelle, black rhino, hartebeest not forgetting the interesting to watch and ever-active baboons. The David Sheldrick elephant orphanage, the animal orphanage, and the Safariwalk Board offer an unforgettable complete safari experience. Coupled up with the all-time good weather, this park is my personal favorite. i and my girlfriend enjoyed our stay at Nairobi National park."