Lion at Sunset
from 1.130 USD
01.01. - 31.12.2024
Day 01 - WATAMU
Arrival in Mombasa in the morning. Transfer to Watamu. Relax at the beach. Geko Resort BB
Day 02 - TSAVO EAST
Drive to Tsavo East National Park. Arrive for lunch followed by an early evening game drive to return back to lodge/camp after sunset. Tsavos’s abundant wildlife will always excite you and the sight of dust-red elephant wallowing, rolling and spraying each other with the midnight blue waters of palm-shaded Galana River is one of the most evocative images in Africa.
This along with the 300 kilometer long Yatta Plateau, the longest lava flow in the world, makes for an adventure unlike any other in the Tsavo East.
The park forms the largest protected area in Kenya and is home to most of the larger mammals, vast herds of dust –red elephant, Rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, pods of hippo, crocodile, waterbucks, lesser Kudu, gerenuk and the prolific bird life features 500 recorded species. Kudu Safari Camp FB
Day 03 - TSAVO EAST
Spend another day in Tsavo East with game drives. Kudu Safari Camp FB
Day 04-07 - WATAMU
After breakfast you will drive back to Kenya´s coast. You will spend the next 4 nights here. Stroll along the soft white sands, take a cool dip in the pool, simply relax on the beach, watch the sunrise & sit back.
Watamu is known for Watamu Marine National Park and Reserve, which has 3 bays: Watamu, Blue Lagoon and Turtle. Sandy beaches and coral gardens are the defining features. Seabirds, as well as green and hawksbill turtles, inhabit Mida Creek with its sand flats and mangrove forest. Geko Resort BB
Optional Excursion 1 – Malindi & Gede
Be picked up from your hotel by your guide. You will then be taken to Malindi to view the ancient buildings and attractions, namely the Jumaa mosque, village homes, shops and Palace. Visit the Vasco da Gama pillar, one of the oldest European monuments in Africa where you will get the history of the pillar.
You will then be taken to experience the beauty of the Mida creek, 12 square miles of Mangrove forests. The creek makes an incredible transition from the coral reefs of the ocean with many wild birds inhabiting there; sand plover, egret, tern, whimbrel, curlew sandpiper and sanderling.
From there transfer to visit to the remains of a Swahili town called Gedi. Here your guide will tell you about the history of the palace and tombs and the spectacular variety of trees including, combretum, tamarind, baobab, wild ficus and sterculia. Visit to the Watamu Snake Farm where the largest collection of snakes in East Africa is found. Drive back to your hotel.
Optional Excursion 2 – Sundowner at Hell’s Kitchen
A 30-minute drive from Malindi town is a small unassuming village with conspicuous baobab trees. The village is called Marafa, but its proximity to the biodiversity-rich Dakatcha woodlands is not its most outstanding feature. That title goes to the Marafa depression, more famously known as Hell’s Kitchen.
Hell’s Kitchen is an odd sandstone canyon that might be Kenya’s best kept-secret. The mini-canyon is officially known as Hell’s Kitchen. The name comes from the high temperatures for which it is famous.
No tours are done during the day as the temperatures reach highs of 50 degrees at some point in the canyon. But we will invite you for a sun downer to this amazing place
Day 08 - DEPARTURE
We will drop you in Mombasa for your flight home.
Overnight stay and meals according to the itinerary.
Transport in Mini Van with folding roof for sight and photography.
English speaking tour guide
Game drives and park fees according to the itinerary.
All taxes and duties.
mineral water during game drives.
All airport transfers.
24 hours stand by service for your questions.
Visa fees and travel insurance.
Surcharges at Easter, Christmas and New Year.
Anything not mentioned in the itinerary.