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Safari: Kenya

Africa's biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter's hartebeest

Search for the almost extinct hirola antelope in Tsavo East, find Africa's largest elephants and visit Chyulu Hills to see Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak
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Megan Warrington

This safari is for the extreme naturalist who would appreciate seeing an incredibly rare antelope species, the hirola or Hunter's hartebeest. There are perhaps a few hundred left in the wild today, all of them in Tsavo East, Kenya. Explore Tsavo, see some of Africa's biggest elephant alive today and end your safari at Mount Kilimanjaro and the Chyulu Hills.

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What to Expect on This Safari

This popular itinerary can be customised to match your budget and travel dates by adding/removing a few days or selecting different lodges

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1

Nairobi

You'll be met when you arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International in Nairobi, Kenya, and transferred to House of Waine in Nairobi. Overnight at House of Waine, with breakfast included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: included

  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)
  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)
  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)
  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)
  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)
  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)

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2

Tsavo East, go look for them

Pick up from House of Waine at 05h30 and be transferred to Wilson Airport (Approx. 30 min drive). Catch your morning flight to Tsavo West National Park departing at 07h30 and arriving at 08h20. Upon arrival at Kilaguni Airstrip in Tsavo West, your safari guide / vehicle will be waiting to receive and transfer you to Tsavo East; Satao Camp with a game drive en-route (Appox.02 hrs drive). Tsavo East National Park is the largest national park in Kenya and is dominated by grass and bush savannah and semi-desert steppes. Arrival at Satao Camp in time for lunch. In the afternoon you could head for game drive in the Park where you will have to cross the Galana River. You will be able to see the beautiful landscapes of Kenya with different plantations as you drive through. Meals and overnight at Satao Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Transport: Included

  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)
  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)
  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)
  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)
  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)
  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)

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3

On the Galana River

Spend the next  full day in Tsavo East with unlimited game drives as per your convenience. You will have a good chance of seeing different wildlife species and birds. The park's habitats include open plains alternating with Savannah bush and semi desert scrub, acacia woodlands, rocky ridges and outcrops and extensive ranges. There are numerous rocky outcrops and ridges. Meals and overnight at Satao Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Transport: included

  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)
  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)
  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)
  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)
  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)
  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)

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4

Chyulu Hills and Amboseli

After a heavy delicious breakfast, depart with picnic Lunches to the famous Chyulu Hills National Park where you will spend the rest of the afternoon. Chyulu is a beautiful Park which boasts of magnificent scenery. This is a truly magical area of ragged craters, rolling grassland, exotic aromatic plants and cedar forests not forgetting the diverse wildlife. Meals and overnight at Ol Donyo

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: included

  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)
  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)
  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)
  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)
  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)
  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)

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Perfect location

You have a good chance of seeing species like fringed-eared oryx, gerenuk, lion, cheetah and huge elephant herds on your game activities. Chyulu Hills is the perfect combination of Tsavo West and Amboseli National Park but without the crowds and in very comfortable surroundings. Overnight at Ol Donyo Lodge, with meals, drinks and activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: included

  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)
  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)
  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)
  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)
  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)
  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)

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6

Amboseli and its elephant

Chyulu Hills is such a spectacular setting that you don’t have to go far to find attractive views or good game. You do, however, have the option to go down to the Amboseli swamps, which is recommended in dry season (July to end October) to see huge elephant herds gathering at the swamps. The clear mornings are wonderful  for photographing Mount Kilimanjaro with Amboseli elephants in the foreground. Overnight at Ol Donyo Lodge, with meals, drinks and activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: included

  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)
  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)
  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)
  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)
  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)
  • Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 days)

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7

Fly home

Transfer to the airstrip for your scheduled flight back to Wilson airport, from where you'll fly to Jomo Kenyatta International to connect with your flight home.

*Masai Mara extension
Fly to the Masai Mara to add the world’s most famous reserve to your safari. Spend three full days at Mara Toto Camp on the edge of the Masai Mara, with access to both Mara North (Leopard Gorge) and Olare Orok conservancies.

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