The Shadow of Kilimanjaro - 6 days

Safari starts in Nairobi and ends in Mombasa
This safari can operate in reverse on request starting in Mombasa and ending in Nairobi

Following a night in Nairobi to relax and perhaps enjoy a historic city tour or a delightful restaurant, depart early in the morning on safari to Amboseli. This safari covers the shimmering plains of Amboseli and then continues to Tsavo West and onto Taita Hills Here you will certainly see some great herds of elephant and antelope before continuing to Mombasa’s spectacular coast.
Day 1 Nairobi
Upon arrival at JKIA airport you will met by Pollman’s staff and transferred to Nairobi Serena hotel for check in and remainder of the day at leisure.
Overnight Nairobi Serena Hotel on bed and breakfast basis.
Nairobi Serena Hotel
The Serena group is renowned for offering excellent hotel facilities throughout East Africa and the Nairobi Serena is no exception. Enjoying a location on the edge of Central Park and the city centre, there are 187 rooms all with excellent modern facilities. Shaded by the glorious jacaranda, bougainvillea and acacia trees and surrounded by lush manicured gardens, the hotel provides a peaceful and luxurious retreat to travellers, business people and famous dignitaries in a bustling city. With several outstanding restaurants, comfortable and well designed lounges, several bars and a health club, the Serena is one of the finest hotels to stay in Nairobi.
Day 2 Nairobi - Amboseli
After a leisurely breakfast you will depart Nairobi and head south east via Namanga towards Amboseli. You will arrive at you lodge in time for lunch. There will be an afternoon Game drive in the park returning to the lodge as the sun sets.
Overnight at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge on a full board basis.
Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
Lying in the shadow of Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli Serena is surrounded by a thick forest of acacia trees and exquisite gardens. Brightly decorated in an African motif, the lodge's 96 comfortable rooms emulate the architecture of a Maasai village with its manyattas or homes. In the late afternoons and evenings, relax on the beautiful lounge terrace adorned by gardens, pool and paths. From here, watch the nightly ritual of wildebeest, antelope, elephant and other animals coming into graze.
Day 3 Amboseli National Park
Morning and afternoon game drives.
Overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge on a full board basis.
Day 4 Amboseli National Park – Tsavo West
An early departure takes you east, across the spectacular Shetani lava flow, reminder of the molten outpouring that spilled down the scenic slopes of the nearby Chyulu Hills over the last three centuries. A zig? zagging road through scrub thorn and acacia leads you into Tsavo National Park, which together (East and West) form the largest of Kenya’s parks. Spotting game as you go, especially gerenuk, you’ll reach your lodge by lunchtime. After lunch, depart for and afternoon game drive arriving back to the lodge as the sunsets.
Overnight at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge on a full board basis.
Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge - Tsavo West National Park
Set in the heart of Tsavo National Park is Kilaguni Lodge, one of the best game viewing lodges in Tsavo. It was here that Dennis Finch-Hatton hunted and where the lions were once famous for eating the workers on the Nairobi to Mombasa railway line. Only 100 metres from the main dining area lie a series of waterholes that attracts animals from miles around. Mzima Springs is also located close by, where underground water from Kilimanjaro and the Chyulus meet, a terrific spot for looking at hippo through an underwater viewing room. The lodge is stylish, modern and has everything one would need when staying in the bush, including pool, evening entertainment, restaurant, bars, shops and rooms with great views.
Day 5 Tsavo West National Park – Taita Hills Game Reserve
After breakfast, depart for a morning game drive returning to the lodge for lunch. After lunch depart for Taita Sanctuary with a visit enroute to Mzima Springs with its underwater viewing holes and arrive at your lodge as the sun sets.
Overnight at Saltlick Lodge on a full board basis.
Saltlick Lodge
Salt Lick Lodge is located in the heart of a private Wildlife Sanctuary which lies adjacent to Tsavo National Park, therefore playing an increasingly important role in the protection and conservation of Kenya's wildlife heritage. All rooms are built in two storey blocks from a central pod and linked together by elevated platforms – overlooking a salt slick and small waterhole. Rooms are spacious and have all the necessary modern conveniences. The restaurant, bar and main balconies have views over the water hole and salt lick, which is constantly in use by local park residents. There is also an underground hide for closer encounters.
Day 6 Taita Hills – Mombasa
After breakfast, enjoy a morning game drive in Taita Hills Game Sanctuary, lunch is at Taita Hills Game Sanctuary before continuing your journey to Mombasa, aiming to reach your beach hotel by late afternoon.
Cost Includes
Meet and greet services with assistance at the airport or hotel
All transport and game drives on road safaris will be in a modern safari cruiser (with seven window seats) with an English speaking driver-guide on private basis
Meals and accommodation as specified
All park fees and government taxes
½ litre bottle mineral water per person per day on game drives
Cost Excludes
Visas and international flights
Airport taxes (clients pay direct)
Driver-guide gratuities
Drinks, dining rooms tips, porterage
Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance
Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
Additional remarks
We may have to re-route the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non-availability.
Prices for domestic flights, airport taxes or park fees may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you.
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