South East Kenya
Tour descriptionI’ve travelled to Kenya numerous times and still can’t get enough of its beauty and wildlife. Join me on this wonderful safari, get to know this beautiful part of Kenya and enhance your photography skills in the field.
We’ll be travelling to the South East part of Kenya and visit Amoseli, Lumo, Tsavo East & Shimba Hills
Amboseli National Park is 392 km2 in size and is part of an 8,000 km2 ecosystem that spreads across the Kenyan & Tanzanian border. It’s the second most popular national park in Kenya after the Maasai Mara. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to elephants and also offers spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in the world. Amboseli has some of the best opportunities to see African animals because its vegetation is sparse due to the long dry months. Its home to wild animals, which include the elephant, cape buffalo, impala, lion, cheetah, hyena, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and numerous kind of birds.
Lumo covers an area of 46,000 hectares in the heart of the Tsavo Eco-system, in Taita Taveta district in southern Kenya. The sanctuary is wedged between Tsavo East and West National Parks and Taita Game Sanctuary. The place is a significant dispersal area for elephants and other species of animals and a migration corridor for the elephants.
Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya at 11,747 km2. It was opened in 1948 and is named after the Tsavo River which flows west to east through the national park. Most of the park consists of semi-arid grasslands and savanna. It is considered one of the world's biodiversity strongholds. Its popularity is mostly due to the vast amounts of diverse wildlife that can be seen, including the famous 'big five'; lion, black rhino, cape buffalo, elephant and leopard. The park also is also home to a great variety of bird life.
The Shimba Hills National Reserve is a small National Reserve in the Coast Province of Kenya, 33 km from Mombasa and 15 km from the coast. The reserve is an area of coastal rainforest, woodland and grassland. It is an important area for plant biodiversity – over 50% of the 159 rare plants in Kenya are found in the Shimba Hills, including some endangered species of cycad and orchids. It is also a nationally important site for birds and butterflies.
There are estimated to be approximately 700 elephants in the reserve. Shimba Hills contains Kenya's only population of Sable Antelope. There are about 100 in the park.
The trip is limited to 6 guests (plus me).
Join me on this wonderful safari in a beautiful part of Kenya!
Day 1 arrival KenyaOvernight: Eka Hotel (breakfast included).
Day 2 & 3 AmboseliOvernight: Ol Tukai Lodge based on fullboard.
Day 4 & 5 Lumo ConservancyOvernight: Lions Bluff based on fullboard.
Day 6 Tsavo EastOvernight: Satao Camp based on fullboard.
Day 7 Shimba HillsOvernight: Shimba Hills Lodge based on fullboard.
Day 8Departure back home.
DatesNovember 1st - November 8th 2014.
- Transfers in Kenya to and from the airports;
- Accomodations & meals according to itinerary;
- Entrancefees national parks and reserves;
- privaet safari Landcruiser 4 WD with local guide
- continental flight Diani/Ukunda – Wilson Airport Nairobi by Safarilink;
- Flying Docter service membership.
- Cost for visa application to enter Kenya;
- International airfare to and from Nairobi;
- Gratuities/tips for safari & lodging staff;
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks;
- Items of personal nature (souvenirs, laundry, etc.);
- (Travel) insurance.