1 ½ Days Tsavo East – Ashnil Aruba

Tour Tsavo West, Ashnil Aruba
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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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After an early breakfast in your hotel, meet your driver/guide and depart.
Drive North, along the main highway towards Nairobi, following the route of the
railway line built by the British, late in the nineteenth century. The road passes
through the warehouses and workshops on the outskirts of Mombasa, climbing
steadily and soon the vast plains of Tsavo become visible in the distance, with the
rolling Taita Hills on the horizon.
Enter Tsavo East National Park (12,000 sq kms) at Buchuma Gate, here the driver
will open the roof of your bus, so you can stand up with the wind in your hair.
Welcome to Africa, the safari has begun!
Tsavo is the largest national park in Kenya, and is split into East and West by the
highway. You will arrive at your Lodge in time for lunch and later enjoy time for relaxation
before setting off back into the park for your afternoon game drive. Return to the
Lodge as the sunsets. Full Board and Overnight – Aruba Ashnil Lodge.

06h30 Early morning game drive in the park returning to the lodge for
breakfast. After breakfast, check out and depart for Mombasa arriving at your beach
hotel in the early afternoon