The Elephant Safari – Kenya
This magnificent 10-day safari is focused on observing elephants behaviour in Tsavo, Amboseli, and Masai Mara. The Tsavo (48,000 km2), elephant population is the largest in Kenya, consisting of 12,866 individuals while Amboseli, (8,000 km2), has about 1,500 individuals. Elephants move between Tsavo East – Tsavo West National Parks and Tsavo West – Amboseli – Chyulu Hills in different times looking for better feeding sites, freshwater and shelter due to the scorching sun. Apart from the elephant observation experience, a whole pack of other species will be available for you to enjoy throughout the safari.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
This safari will allow you to learn and understand the behavior of elephants directly from our very able researchers and guides. Apart from the elephant observation, you will also manage to view different species of the flora and fauna that the parks have to offer. The beauty of these ecosystems is topped up by beautiful landscapes, rivers, and waterfalls that compliment the life in the wild. The whole safari will be magnificently done by a well-informed team to ensure that the experience goes beyond your envisioned expectations.
- Accommodation & Meals in Tsavo, Amboseli and Mara.
- Ground transport by custom 4×4 safari vehicle.
- National Park entrance fees.
- Government taxes and statutory charges.
- Medical evacuation insurance
- accommodation & Meals in Nairobi
- Passport, visa and vaccination costs
- International airline fares
- Flight and medical insurance
- Items of personal nature: beverages, tips and laundry
- International departure tax collected at the airport
Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Ole Sereni Hotel, Nairobi by the Wild Extracts Team.
TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK
Tsavo East National Park, southern region, is 4,000 km2 with an elephant population of 6,072 individuals in 2017. The habitat in this region is predominately bushland, tree-bush, riverine and open grassland. There are some areas where we can walk around to observe elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and birds behaviors are Mudanda Rock waterhole and Galana River’s Lugards Falls.
After breakfast in Nairobi, we will drive south to Voi Wildlife Lodge, adjacent to Tsavo East National Park in time for a late lunch. Dr. Barbara McKnight, Tsavo Elephant Researcher, will meet you when you arrive. After lunch, we will have an orientation and observe elephants, wildlife and birds at the lodge waterhole.
You will have the unique opportunity to assist in identifying known bulls and families and contribute to the conservation of the elephants by participating in the Tsavo Elephant Research. On day two, in the morning, you will learn about Tsavo history, elephant physiology, behaviour and how to identify the unique features of each elephant. In the afternoon, we will go to the field to search for known elephants.
We will spend the next two days in the field, identifying known bulls and families, observing elephants and other wildlife behaviour. For information on the Tsavo Elephant Research, see www.tsavoelephants.org
Accommodation and meals: 4-nights Voi Wildlife Lodge adjacent to Tsavo East National Park
AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
Amboseli National Park (392 km2) is located at the east base of Mount Kilimanjaro. The habitat in the National Park is predominantly tree-grass or open grassland. Most of the 1,500 elephants in this ecosystem utilize the National Park seasonally. It is often common to see large family units.
After breakfast in Tsavo West, we will drive northwest to Amboseli in time for lunch at the Serena Lodge. After lunch on the first day, we will go to the field to search for elephants and other wildlife. We will spend two days in the field observing them and other wildlife behaviours.
Accommodation and meals: 2-nights Amboseli Serena Lodge.
After breakfast, we will drive to Nairobi.
Meals and accommodation at Ole Sereni.
After breakfast, we will drive to the famous Masai Mara Game Reserve and arrive in time for lunch at Mara Olapa Tented Camp. You will spend the next 2 days in the Mara with unlimited wildlife, photography, and interpretation of behaviour in all we find.
Meals and accommodation at Mara Legends Tented camp.
Nairobi - Departure
You will travel back to the airport in Nairobi for your flight back home.
- Ole-sereni Hotel – Nairobi
- Voi Wildlife Lodge – Tsavo East National Park
- Amboseli Serena Lodge – Amboseli National Park
- Mara Legends Camp – Masai Mara National Reserve