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SLEEPING IN NDOLOLO CAMP AND RHINO VALLEY LODGE

ABOUT TSAVO NATIONAL PARK

Tsavo East is a very popular park that was established in May 1948 and some of the scenic features include:

  • Large herds of elephants and other wildlife – Rhinos, Hartebeest, Serval cat among others
  • Home to the popular legend of Tsavo lions known as the “man-eaters of Tsavo”
  • Lugards falls on the Galana River – visitors can walk to the river to view the rapids
  • Mudanda rock – that is along rock outcrop that is about 1.6 kms long. There is a dam at the base. Animals can be seen drinking. Visitors can walk along the rock and enjoy a cool breeze as well as view wildlife at the base
  • Aruba dam – was built in 1952 across the Voi River. The dam attracts many animals and water birds that can be seen at this dam.
  • Tsavo/Athi rivers confluence to form the Galana River

Places of interest outside the national park:

  • Voi town and traditional market, Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • Voi Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery from 1914/16
  • Bura Mission (first inland Christian Mission set up in 1892)
  • Taita Hills (often referred to as the Switzerland of Kenya)
  • Sagalla Hills
  • Mzima Springs (in Tsavo West National Park)
  • Tsavo River Railway Station (Scene of the Man-eaters of Tsavo)

DAY 1. TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK, NDOLOLO CAMP, MEAL PLAN IS FULL BOARD

You would be picked up from your residence at 0730 hours to Tsavo East National Park where you would arrive time for morning game drive until time for lunch in camp. Afternoon would be spend in the wilderness where you would roam to various different parts of the park until time for dinner and overnight.

Ndololo Safari Camp location

Ndololo safari camp enjoys one of the most spectacular sceneries in Tsavo East. Kenya’s preserved game renowned for it’s concentration of diverse wildlife and home to the fabled “Man Eaters of Tsavo.

The luxurious tended camp lies on the broad, thickly forested banks of Voi River in Tsavo East National park. It’s accessible throughout the year by all weather roads and is located 7km from Voi gate, 63km from Buchama gate and 36km from Manyani gate.

The Camp

This exclusive camp offers 20 luxurious, well-spaced tents each self contained with a Verandah and bedroom. Some of the tents have single, double and triple bed’s to cater for different tastes. All are furnished in a classic blend of ancient and modern, rich African fine hand carved olive wood furniture, with modern amenities.

The camp offers unsuited facilities fully equipped kitchen, dining room where well prepared and delicious cuisine is served and a well equipped bar serving a variety of drinks. Bush barbeques are also served. The reception center offers a variety of African curios and books.

DAY 2. TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK, RHINO VALLEY LODGE, MEAL PLAN IS FULL BOARD

This day you would have tea and coffee and a snack at 0600 hours in the morning then depart for morning game drive reverting back in the lodge at around 0800 hours for breakfast then depart to Tsavo West National Park where you would arrive time for game drive enroute to the lodge arriving in Rhino Valley Lodge time for lunch.

The whole afternoon you would be spend in the park until time for dinner and overnight.

Rhino Valley Lodge location

Set against the backdrop of the rugged but scenic Ngulia Hills, Rhino Valley Lodge offers the most idyllic view of the pristine Tsavo West National Park, which teams with nature’s wildlife – the lion, buffalo, elephant, cheetah, leopard, hippo, rhino and thousands of savannah wildlife. These can be viewed all year round the verandas of the camp’s bandas as they frequently go to the water pond just a few meters below the Lodge.

Located 40 km from Mtito Andei Gate, Rhino Valley Lodge is an unrivalled haven for those who love nature and a perfect retreat in the wild. The nights have their own unique ambiance, a pot-pourri of hundreds of different animal, birds and insect noises.

The Camp

The camp is designed to blend with the surrounding vegetation and landscape. From a distance, one may be forgiven for mistaking it for one of Ngulia Hills rock outcrops.

DAY 3. KENYA COAST

This day you would take breakfast then depart to Mzima Springs. Mzima. The word means “alive.” Yet the life of Kenya’s Mzima Springs is largely born of ash and dung. In the neighbouring Chyulu Range stand porous peaks of volcanic ash, whose youngest cones formed about 500 years ago. Rising 7,000 feet (2,000 meters) above an arid plain, these hills trap up to three feet (one meter) of rain each year from moisture-laden winds. All that rain soaks into the sponge-like ash and percolates down until it hits impervious bedrock and begins its underground journey to Mzima Springs some 25 miles (40 kilometers) away.

Later you would have lunch on the way arriving in Kenya coasts in the evening. Alternatively clients flying out the same day in the afternoon could be dropped in Moi International Airport in time.

PLEASE YOU ARE ADVISED FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT AND COMFORT TO CARRY THE FOLLOWING ITEMS.

All weather firm shoe pair, short and dress to use during the day, trouser for use in the evenings with long sleeved shirt, sweater or jacket, hat, swimming costume, sunglass, camera, film, binocular, sun protection cream and insect repellent spray or cream.

What is included?

  • Transport as per itinerary
    • Park fees
    • All game drives as per the itinerary
    • All our transport has insurance

What is not included?

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities for the service
  • Yellow fever vaccination
  • Visa
  • Things of personal use

 

HIGH SEASON;  

July 1st 2012 to March 31st 2013

Price per person sharing in a pop up roof tourist fully converted safari van USD 565.00

Price per person sharing in a pop up roof tourist fully converted 4WD safari land cruiser USD 652.00

Single room supplement, payable by client having own accommodation USD 20.00

LOW SEASON;

1st April 2013 toJune 2013

Price per person sharing in a pop up roof tourist fully converted safari van USD 542.00

Price per person sharing in a pop up roof tourist fully converted 4WD safari land cruiser USD 629.00

Single room supplement, payable by client having own accommodation USD 20.00

TOUR LEADER DISCOUNT;

A discount or a complimentary accommodation will be granted to bona fide tour leader on the basis of one (1) per fifteen (15) paying clients, provided it is pre – booking and confirmed.

In this case the cost would USD 140.00

EASTER SURCHARGE AND CHRISTMAS SURCHARGE

A surcharge would be charged per person per night on Good Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Easter Monday and on 24th 25th, 26th, 31st December and 1st January.

THE SUPPLEMENT WOULD BE CONFIRMED AT THE TIME OF BOOKING FOR CLARITY REASONS.

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