Bush Mombasa Nairobi Safari
This mombasa Nairobi safari will take you to the beauty of a herd of elephants parades beneath the foothills of Kilimanjaro. The magnificent plains of Kenya are showered with sun on this unique tour tailored to give you the majesty of the Tsavo Trails and beyond. Leopards hide in the canopy of Tsavo West. Rhino graze along the savannah of Tsavo East. Elephants traipse through the diverse landscape of Kenya while calm waters lap at the shores of Mombasa. Kenya safari tours are unforgettable experiences that, like an elephant, you will never forget. For mombasa nairobi safari the epic journey is just as memorable as going to masai mara safari
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION – Mombasa
DEPARTURE TIME – Please Ready by 6: 30 AM for a prompt departure at 7:30 AM
RETURN TIME- Approximately 2:30 PM.
WEAR – Comfortable clothing, boots, hat, jacket, Camera, Binocular and sunscreen.
Avavailability All through the year
Pricing Per person
Minimum Travelers 2
From the airport or your place of stay
Day 1: Arrival in Mombasa
Arrive in Mombasa with the calm waters of the sea lapping along the pristine shores. The leaves of
palm trees sway in the gentle wind. The delicate scent of ocean drifts in the breeze. Camel trains
stroll across the beach, their eyelids heavy, their gait slow and steady. The waves in the background
wade in and out in opulent blue. Venture through the city centre and see the giant tusks that adorn
the street welcoming the visitors and locals alike with a giant M to commemorate the city’s name and
Queen Elizabeth’s visit in the 1952. The city bustles with the comforts and luxuries of the modern
world sitting along the warm sandy beaches that stretch the length of Kenya. The glow of the city’s
gems rises from Old Town as much as from the variety of beaches that surround Mombasa.
Old Town is a reminder of when the Portuguese ruled the African port. The buildings resemble an
Old Portuguese town with walls pushed cheek to cheek along the narrow streets and even thinner
alleyways. Colourful and ornately carved doors and balconies adorn the buildings, shining like
diamonds in the rough. The scent of rich coffee rolls through the streets coupled with the history of
the shops and cafes and mixing with the perfume of fragrant oils that glide along the streets. For a
deeper and equally as exceptional touch of history visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, Fort
The fort is Another Portuguese structure and is considered the world's finest example of 16th century
Portuguese military architecture. The cobalt sea glistens in the warm sun. The scent of historic rock
emanates from the walls. From a distance you can see that the structure resembles a man along the
coastline. The museum exhibits a vast collection of ceramics and pottery from the diverse cultures
that traded along the Kenyan shores. Visit the Omani house, where you can view Omani jewellery
and experience a quick view of Swahili life. Below the Passage of Arches cuts through the coral and
gives access to the cool waters of the sea.
Overnight in Mombasa
Day 2: The Eastern Savannah
In the morning you will depart from Mombasa, the water indigo in the morning light. Arrive in Tsavo
East before lunch and venture into the savannah that you always dreamed Kenya to be. The
grounds are a mixture of gilded prairie sprawling into the horizon with hills silhouetted beneath the
brush of clouds. The brush of the plain is low, which makes the game drive more exciting, allowing
ample opportunity to scour the horizon in search of the Big Five. The Big Five is known for being the
five deadliest animals to hunt in the wild: the rhinoceros, elephant, Cape buffalo, lion, and leopard.
The breeze blows through your hair and brings the scent of dried earth around you. In the short
distance you can see the long neck and ruffled, black plumage of an ostrich running through the
grass. Their legs as long as their neck, their stride shorter than you imagined, their knees bending
backwards, but their speed is always impressive.
Giraffes stroll along the plain, their height nothing like you could have imagined as they stop at
random trees tearing the leaves from the branches with their tongues. They are almost taller than
the trees, their large brown spots standing out against their paler coat. The sun begins to set along
the prairie, the bronzed grass turns shades of orange, and a refreshing breeze blows through the
plain. Settle in luxury where the wild meets the comfortable and drift into a dream-filled sleep.
Overnight in Tsavo
Day 3: Elephants on Parade
The dawn brings the waking sounds of the wild echoing through the plains. Rise early with the
sunlight barely kissing the horizon for a chance to witness the wild at their most active, when the
heat of the day is a distant memory and also a forthcoming future. A quiet stomp can be heard in the
distance. The sun rises over the plain. The stomp grows louder. The scarce trees in the distance
begin to bend. A herd of elephants parade along the tree line. Their skin glows red in the morning
light. They have covered themselves with clay and dust of the land to keep cool in the heat of the
day. They strip bark from the trees, pull leaves from the branches, and mark the area as they pass.
The larger matriarchs lead the way through the plain as you watch the remaining members of the
herd pass by.
Continue your wild adventures by leaving the eastern plains behind and venturing to Tsavo West.
The difference is immediately apparent. The expanse of savannah has given way to lush, hilly
landscapes strewn with volcanic cones and vivid black lava flows. Drive deeper into the park and
watch zebra wander through the trees and cross the road before you. Their black and white stripes
almost hypnotic in the light. They graze along the weeds and grass of the road and volcanic rock.
Visit Mzima Spring where you can witness the cohabitation of hippopotamus and crocodiles. The
spring is the main source of fresh water for Mombasa and flows gracefully through Tsavo West. The
size of a hippo generally keeps crocodiles at bay, but they share the same waterhole at Mzima.
Hippos keep their ears wiggling just above the water, their eyes watching various directions. Their
bodies are submerged much of the day to keep their sensitive skin safe from the heat of the
afternoon sun. Crocodiles will bask on the shoreline and warm their bodies in the heat of the day.
Listen to the gentle trickle of the lake, the deep gruff of the hippos, and the beauty of Tsavo West.
Overnight in Tsavo
Day 4: Amboseli National Prak
The morning begins anew with the cries of hyena laughing in the darkness of dawn. Wake to the
scent of freshly brewed coffee filling your room and calling you out to the wild. Venture out to see the
morning life Tsavo West one more time before departing the wonders of the forested and volcanic
crusted landscapes. You can hear the deep roar of lions, the fierce rumble humming in your bones.
Your guide tells you to look off into the horizon. A troop of lionesses ambles through the tree line in
search of food. Their necks stretched long, their strides calm and focused, dipping their snouts to the
floor. The wonders of the wild are always compelling and inspiring.
Continue on to Amboseli National Park where the lush green of the savannah spreads across the
Kenya-Tanzania border. Wildebeest wander through the grounds, their heads large, their gruff
grunting bubbly yet deep. Beside the roads you can see Masai warriors draped in colourful wraps
with bracelets as blue as the ocean in Mombasa and as red as the elephants from Tsavo East. They
tread along the grass with sandals often made from discarded motorcycle tires, herding their cattle in
the open land, competing with the zebra and wildebeest. The crested crane stands proud and thin
with a golden crown adorning its head. Its black feathers drift over white and yellow making the
colours shine against the green of the prairie. Its wingspan extends and the crane glides along the
soft breeze to the sweet marsh in the distance. Amboseli is close to Tsavo West but is also worlds
Overnight in Amboseli National Park
Day 5: Elephants and Mountaintops
Rise in the early light of the sun to the gentle scent of morning dew. Today you will venture deeper
into Amboseli to see the known and hidden wonders of the national park. The clouds begin to
dissipate and the foothills of Kilimanjaro rise from the plain. The stunning peak lingers over the grass
almost casting a shadow from the snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro down to foothills in front of you,
the beauty is almost overwhelming. Elephants saunter through the field framed by the mountain
beyond, their tusks shimmering in the sunlight. Amboseli is famous for the elephants and how close
they are willing to come to safari goers. They lumber and push through the grass. Their bodies are
intimidating, their ears flapping to cool themselves. You almost expect the world to rumble with every
step they take. The majesty of their movements, their exchange with one another, and their proximity
to your vehicle takes your breath away. They pull up grass with their trunks and drop it into their
mouths, their tusks moving all the while. An elephant never forgets, nor will you ever be able to
forget this moment.
Overnight in Amboseli National Park
Day 6: Mountains to Capitals
The peak of Kilimanjaro drifts behind the horizon as the savannah of Amboseli gives way to the
bustling streets of Nairobi. The capital of Kenya is filled with life and vibrancy; skyscrapers reach into
the sky in imitation of the mountaintops. The streets are filled with decadent delicacies: the flaky
crust of samosas, the rich blend of fresh coffee, and roasting meat. The city is yours to explore filled
with the majesty of Kenya; from the sensational wildlife to the diverse cultures, Nairobi has the
luxuries and unique experiences for everyone to enjoy. With the promise of your final day in Kenya
being unforgettable, visit the sensational Giraffe Centre. You can never get enough of the
magnificent wildlife; the Giraffe Centre offers you a rare glimpse into the quirky habits of the rare
Rothschild giraffe. The centre has vast land where the beautiful glow of the giraffe saunters through
the trees. The air is scented with acacia trees and the fresh tea. Enjoy a meal in the restaurant and
watch a giraffe’s slender neck and long eyelashes as they dip their heads through the window as ask
for something to eat. After one week in the beauty of Kenya you will almost be ready to run out into
the trees and join the giraffes in the wondrous wild.
Overnight in Nairobi
Day 7: An Elephantine Farewell
The time has come to wave goodbye to the wonders of Kenya and the spectacular wild where the
foothills of Kilimanjaro rose into its massive snowy peak. Your memories of the endless plains of the
savannah, and the deep sapphire waters of the ocean, will still be vivid as you take to the air over
the sensational African wilderness. Lions, ostrich and elephants parading through the landscapes
below shrink in the distance, but, like all of your time in Kenya, they will forever loom large in your
Accommodation as per itinerary
National Park fees
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)