On arrival at Nairobi Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Early breakfast and transfer to Nairobi Train station for 8:00am departure. Arrive at Voi Station at 12:05pm to be greeted by your camp driver ready to take you on your first game drive through Tsavo East National Park. (BLD)
Lunch at the camp will be followed by a fascinating elephant talk in the watch tower. The Satao Camp waterhole can be visited by thousands of elephants a day and is the best place to sit and observe the herds, learning more about these incredible animals from the camp guides. The Satao Camp waterhole is frequented by big tusker elephants and even the occasional super tusker. Guests will then enjoy an afternoon game drive followed by dinner.
Day 3 - Tsavo East National Park
After an early morning game drive and breakfast, guests can enjoy a guided bush walk around camp where they will learn more about the indigenous plant life and how to survive in the wild. (BLD)
After lunch, guests will enjoy a game drive to the Sheldrick’s Reintegration Unit for orphaned elephants, this is subject to availability. This very special trip provides guests with the rare opportunity to meet the adolescent elephants as they prepare to be released into the wilds of Tsavo National Park. Guests are able to learn more about the amazing Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and how they are protecting the elephants, and other wildlife of Kenya. Guests must adopt an elephant in advance to enjoy this visit.
Day 4 - Tsavo West National Park
An early morning game drive will take you to the palm-spotted banks of the Galana River with the opportunity to see the hippo pods and crocodiles. Lunch under the Tamarind Tree back at camp always provides excellent waterhole viewing time with plenty of elephants and their young coming to drink and bathe. (BLD)
The afternoon game drive will finish with a special Satao Camp sundowner where guests can enjoy a dawa (a Swahili cocktail which translates into medicine) and marvel at the burnt orange Tsavo sunset.
Day 5 - Tsavo West National Park
After breakfast guests will game drive to Tsavo West National Park, enjoying the dramatic changes in landscape. A visit to Mzima Springs to admire the crystal-clear waters, with potential hippo, crocodile and bird spotting, breaks up the journey. (BLD)
Guests will arrive at your next camp in time for Lunch followed by some relaxation at the pool and spa facility. The afternoon game drive will visit the Shetani Lava flows returning for dinner.
Accommodation: 1 night Severin Safari Camp
Being very close to the wonderful Kenyan nature, experiencing dawn and dusk with its astounding array of colours, listening to the voices of the wilderness, being one with yourself – the Severin Safari Camp offers all that and much more. In the heart of Tsavo West National Park they have created a place which reflects their deep bond with this country. In the camp amidst the African wilderness, the guests will experience a unique combination of adventure, recreation and wellness, a very individual service and culinary delicacies.
The Camp is constructed in an elegant natural design. The tents and suites are designed with wooden furniture in a traditional African style. Light and warm colours make for a cozy, familiar atmosphere. Each of the 27 tents and suites offer the view over the beautiful African landscape with its wild animals which all come to use the water holes without constraint both during the day and night.
Day 6 - Taita Taveta Battle Fields
After breakfast guests will game drive through Tsavo West to the Taita Hills. The Taita Hills offer an extraordinary variation of landscapes, with beautiful, forested slopes and incredible views over Tsavo below. The Taita Hills are famous for their role in World War I, with some of the bloodiest battles in East Africa taking place in this area. Guests are able to learn more about its fascinating history. (BLD)
Guests will then travel to the next camp, nestled in the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, to enjoy a breathtaking sundowner overlooking the East African plains with Kilimanjaro in the distance.
Accommodation: 1 night Leopard Lair Cottages.
The 4 cottages are located on the Lions Bluff escarpment. Each is equipped with a double and single bed – complete with bedding, hot and cold showers, a lovely terrace overlooking the stunning Conservancy with endless views of the Savannah and mountains in the distance. A large, common dining area & fully functional kitchen, public toilet is also available. Most of the guests enjoy the delicious full board accommodation and Chef Philip takes great pride in his home cooked pastas, marinated steak and chicken lasagne as well as vegan and vegetarian meals.
Leopards Lair is fully staffed to take care of all your needs during your stay and is ideal for families or groups of friends. Bookings can be made on self-catering basis, full board accommodation or game package or exclusive use of the entire place. For those that opt for a game package, our team will help you plan your exciting activities, over the duration of your stay. Dine under the stars or indoors ! The fire place is simply great to hang out and tell stories and to soak up the atmosphere of being out in the bush with the wilderness below !
Day 7 - Tsavo East National Park
After breakfast guests will return to Tsavo East, stopping at Mudanda Rock on the way back to Satao Camp. Guests will be able to sit in the watchtower and check back in with the elephant herds and then an afternoon game drive which will be followed by dinner. (BLD)
Guests can then sit by the campfire and enjoy their last night in the wild, listening to the roars of the lions and the comforting rumbles of the elephant herds.
Day 8 - End of The Big Tusker Safari
After breakfast you will be transferred to Voi Train Station for your train journey departing at 09h30 to Nairobi. At 14h00 you will be collected from Nairobi Train Station and transferred to Nairobi Airport for your onward flight. (B)