2 Days Tsavo East Tour (Saltlick)
2 Days Tsavo East Tour (Saltlick)If you have never been on safari in Kenya’s coastal province, then you are missing out on so much. The country’s coastal region is home to many safari opportunities that offer the perfect vacation setting for everyone. There is no better way to start this type of safari experience than two days of a beautiful Tsavo East and Saltlick lodge tour.
Location and DescriptionTsavo East National Park is a 13,747 sq. Km protected area on the east coast of Kenya. It was opened back in April of 1948 and remains one of the oldest parks in the country. This magnificent park is characterized by volcanic lava fields, lush savanna grasslands, thorny bushes, and the Galana and Athi rivers’ enchanting waters. This beautiful coastal destination is home to notable sites such as the Lugard Falls. It is here that you will also see the world’s longest lava flow, as well as the famous Yatta Plateau. This park is home to an array of animals. Expect to see large mammals such as herds of lions, dust-red elephants, leopards resting atop high branches, pods of hippos wadding in waters, and waterbucks, just to mention a few. You will also find a steady population of crocodiles and 500 bird species.
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The 2-day Tour from Mombasa
Once you arrive, you will get settled in comfortably at the luxurious Saltlick Safari lodge. It is a magnificent sight and one of the most photographed lodges in the world. It is situated in the ideal place, in the heart of the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, overlooking a waterhole. This charming place is just the start of a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you can only enjoy at Tsavo East National Park.
The morning comes with the promise of exploration and wonder. The tour of the national park is your first activity. The tour exposes you to the different wildlife that resides in the park. You can enter the park from the Bachma Gate and start an exploration by car. During this trip, expect to see magnificent animals, including giraffes, elephants, hyenas, and buffaloes, just to mention a few. You will get to see these animals interact naturally, creating excellent photography opportunities. This an extensive trip that takes a better part of your morning because there is so much to see and do.
After a quick lunch, you could continue with your tour from a different perspective. The helicopter and balloon tours are available for people who like breathtaking sights and a rush of adrenaline. From here, you can see and hear the rumblings of animals and exotic bird calls. This is a chance to see the views and even enjoy a magical sunset drifting across the beautiful lands.
The next day frees you up for other exciting activities starting with bird watching of some of the 500 species. The prolific species promise nothing short of splendour and Instagram-worthy pictures. If you like walking, the park also offers opportunities to trek protected paths and hiking. Bring your comfortable shoes and end the day with an undeniably beautiful sunset.
Also see: 4 Days Tsavo West, Amboseli, Lake Naivasha; 4 Days Air Safari from Nairobi to Mombasa