Guide to Planning and Booking an Amboseli and Tsavo Safari Tour in Kenya
Plan Your Amboseli Holiday with the Safari Specialists
·· Amboseli & Tsavo Safari:

Great Savannah Grasslands

WITH Kilimanjaro as a backdrop, the bull elephants of Amboseli, feeding in the permanent swamps, are probably the most famous in the world. Buffaloes, lions, cheetah and all the savannah animals are to be found and fairly easily as there is not a lot of cover. However, the park suffers from erosion and elephant damage. The local Maasai, recently made responsible for managing Amboseli, face a huge challenge to balance the needs of cash-generating wildlife with their own needs. All levels of accommodation, in and outside the park, are available. Visitors arrive by road from Namanga, usually, or on the daily scheduled flight. There is a bad road to/from Tsavo West.

Tsavo (22,000km2) is Kenya's largest park and is divided into Tsavo East and Tsavo West. The scenery is stunning and there are few visitors. All the typical savannah game can be found but, as the cover is higher, the game spotting is more challenging. There are around 100 black rhino to be found. Many on a Mombasa beach holiday come here for their wildlife fix.

Tsavo West has Kilimanjaro in the background, extinct volcano cones, swamps and natural springs making it the busier. Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary is 70km2 of fenced black rhino protection area. Most lodges are around Mzima Springs in the Northern half and are generally excellent. Most visitors arrive by road from Nairobi or Mombasa while a few come from Chyulu Hills and Amboseli.

Tsavo East is flatter drier and most wildlife is concentrated along the Galana River. There are only a few lodges and the chance of having Africa to yourself is very high.

NB: When considering a safari in Kenya, please be aware that East African parks and reserves have daily park fees per person of at least $100 - this is over and above the accommodation costs. There is also no public transport that can be taken to access the Kenya parks - to experience these areas you need a guide and vehicle, before you start looking at acommodation options. We not sell any low budget accommodation options in Kenya, so please be realistic in your cost expectations and we will always do our best to assist you.

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Accommodation list of safari lodges & camps in Amboseli and Tsavo.
• Amboseli Serena Lodge
• Campi ya Kanzi
• Ol Tukai Lodge
• Tortilis Camp


In depth travel information on Amboseli and Tsavo, including wildlife and guide to top safari destinations.
• Amboseli Travel
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