Tour Tsavo East, Aruba, Salt Lick
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This huge park is split into two by the main Nairobi to Mombasa highway and covers a total area of around 2,000 sq km. The park is quite arid with only two permanent rivers but its flat landscape is dotted with hills and baobab trees, making it extremely attractive. Tsavo is still famous for the legends of man-eating lion and its ‘red’ elephants, so called because of the red murrum earth with which they spray themselves. Most game congregates among the acacia and raphia palms, which line the riverine areas. Common spots include elephant, buffalo, ostrich, gazelle, giraffe, zebra and the accompanying predatory cats. Less frequent sightings are gerenuk, fringe-eared oryx and Hunters hartebeest. Popular attractions in the park are the Lugard Falls, Yatta Plateau (which is the world’s longest lava flow) and Mzima Springs. Here there is an underground viewing platform to observe crocodile, hippo and the various fish under water.

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Early morning pick up from the Airport and drive along the Mombasa –
Nairobi road heading for Tsavo East National Park, Kenya’s largest wildlife
sanctuary, entering the park through Bachuma gate. The park holds the country’s
largest elephant population, popularly known as the Red Elephant. The game drive
meanders through the vast plains interspersed with woodlands that behold
captivating views of the Taita Hills and the impressive Yatta plateau to Aruba,
which means elephant in the Waliangulu language, a hunter – gatherer community
that once dwelled in this area.

Exploring the hinterlands of the park is a rewarding experience with opportunities
of seeing Lions, Cheetahs or the great herds of Buffaloes stampeding across the
plains, arriving at Aruba Lodge for lunch. A further game drive in the afternoon
returning to the Lodge for Dinner and Overnight – Ashnil Aruba Lodge

Early morning game drive in the park returning to the lodge for
breakfast. Drive to Taita Hills for lunch. Afternoon, drive to the Salt Lick Lodge in
the Taita Hills Santuary, built on stilts overlooking a waterhole where animals come
to drink. Check in and proceed for a game drive in the Sanctuary which hosts varied
species of birds and animals that include Lions, Elephants, Giraffe and Zebras,
returning to the Resort as the sun sets.
Dinner and Overnight at Salt Lick Lodge.

Early morning game drive in the Sanctuary. On a clear day, the
imposing magnificence of the snow capped Kilimanjaro Mountain crystallizes your
morning drive returning to the Resort. After breakfast drive back to Mombasa and
onward to your hotel arriving in the early afternoon.