6 Days Chyulu Hills, Tsavo West, Amboseli

6 Days

Overview

A holiday with an emerald feel, Chyulu Hills provides nature lovers with verdant rolling hills of endless green, great blue skies and spectacular landscapes views. A safari that leads you to view large mammals including buffalo, bushbucks, elands, elephants, reedbucks, giraffes, giant forest hogs and bush pigs.  Here the adventurous activities such as Horse-riding, Mount climbing – hiking, birdwatching, all hidden in this paradise.

Between the sacred Chyulu Hills and Kilimanjaro set in a Maasai Mara Ranch is the Chyulu Club located in Olpusane Spring. This is the first carbon-negative and zero emissions lodge in Africa.  Optional luxury stay include: Ol Donyo Camp and Campi ya Kanzi. 

The northern region of Tsavo West, close to the Chyulu Hills, is especially scenic with a drive up to some brilliant vantage point like Poachers Lookout, where you may see as far as Mount Kilimanjaro on a clear 

Amboseli National Park gives you the best backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro whilst on a game viewing drive in the park, you have a chance to see herds of elephants, over 300 species of birds, buffaloes, spotted hyena, giraffe and cheetah to mention a few.

Trip Highlights

  • Unique Insects like Dung Beetles, Tsetse flies, Butterflies.
  • Reptiles like Black Mamba, Puff Adder, Rock Python, Gecko, Tortoise, Lizard.
  • Views of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro
  • The Kisula Cave exploration.
  • Views from Chyulu Hills
  • Route of the migratory Bull elephants
  • Walking / hiking Safaris
  • Birdlife.
  • Wildebeests, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Zebras, Gazelles, Topis, Elands.
  • Highest population of elephants in Amboseli National Park.

Itinerary

Met on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport off your early morning flight or from one of our partner Hotels in the City by our representative who will brief you and hand you over to our driver guide for your safari bound to Chyulu Hills -Campi ya Kanzi. This drive is 355kms (3hr 13min) towards Emali.
For more than 20 years, the camp was the only Kenya luxury safari lodge on a Maasai-owned reserve spanning 283,000 acres of pristine wilderness. On arrival, you will check-in and freshen up for lunch at Campi ya Kanzi the award-winning boutique eco-lodge in Ernest Hemingway’s “Green Hills of Africa”.
Afternoon game viewing drive in 283,000acres with the hills volcanic summits covered in rich green cloud forest, home to different array of trees, flowers, insects, birds, and mammals which includes zebra, giraffe, antelopes, predators like lions and leopards. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight.
Meals: lunch, dinner. Overnight at Campi ya Kanzi.

Morning wakeup call with tea or coffee, depart for an early morning game viewing drive. Rest of the day spent at leisure with optional activities like horseback riding, guided walks - hiking, night & day game viewing drives, cycling on the plains towards the Kopje or Emau famous for ‘log-pile’ hide, a secret shaded spot, young explorers’ program. Return to the Camp for dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Overnight at Campi ya Kanzi

Early morning game viewing drive, return for breakfast, game viewing drive into Tsavo West National to Mzima Springs is a green oasis. Originating in the Chyulu Hills, it produces over 200 million liters of water a day, supplying the majority of Mombasa's freshwater.
There is an underground viewing station, where you can watch the Hippos walk along the rocky bottom of the springs, as well as primordial looking fish and crocs brave enough to enter hippo territory. A visit to Shetani Lava flow, Lunch at Kilaguni Serena Lodge, and depart for Finch Hatton’s 30.5km (1hr.5 min) drive arriving late afternoon, in a located of 10 million acres of pure, untouched wilderness of Tsavo West National Park. Check-in and dinner at the Camp.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner. Overnight at Finch Hattons Camp

Full day of different activities day and night game drives, bush walks in the endless plains home to lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, cheetahs, gerenuks, wildebeests, oryx, bushbucks, elands, giraffes, hartebeests and impalas. Engage in a crater climb, bush breakfast, enjoy cultural visit and the young explorers Club.
Tsavo is a place of contrast of great variety, boasting of the largest biodiversity in the world, with numerous ecosystems and landscapes. It is famous for its 19th century man-eating lions, and for its references in the classic book and film, Out of Africa. Return for dinner.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight at Finch Hattons Camp

Morning game viewing in the conservancy, return for breakfast, check out and drive back to Nairobi, a 4hr 52min (269.2 km) drive arriving for late lunch in Nairobi, subject to your outbound flight, we will transfer you to the Four Points by Sheraton for a day room and lunch. Transfer to your terminal for your outbound flight.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & day room at Four Points by Sheraton Airport Hotel.

Accommodations

Chyulu Hills: Ol Donyo Lodge 

Amboseli National Park: Elerai Camp/Tortillis Camp/ Tawi Lodge.

Activities

  • Conservation & activities in the National Park.
  • Sundowners.
  • Visit to the Maasai Village nearby.
  • Horse-back safari.
  • Guided Walking Safari.
  • Game Viewing drive
  • Bird Watching
  • Mountain Biking.
  • Hiking.

Trip Inclusions / Exclusions

Trip Includes

  • Arrival & Departure meet and greet service at JKIA and Wilson Airport.
  • 2 nights full board basis at Campi ya Kanzi
  • 2 nights full board basis at Finch Hattons Camp.
  • Professional driver guide of Kenya Professional Guide Association levels Bronze and silver who are proficient in German, Spanish, Japanese and French.
  • Use of 4x4 wheel vehicle used on shared basis as per the itinerary, additional charge for private use.
  • Accommodation and meals as indicated on the itinerary.
  • Park fees & Conservancies fees as specified.

Trip Excludes

  • International flight ticket, Travel documents, Visa
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance, (Personal Travel, Medical & Baggage Insurance)
  • from your insurer back at home.
  • Specific excursions and services not indicated on the ‘included’ incurs additional charge when booked.
  • All personal expenses, telephone calls, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks not indicated by lodge/camp as included, laundry charge may be extra in some or our partners properties.
  • Tips and gratuities for staff and driver/guide at our partner properties.
  • Option of Charter flight is available upon request, if guests don’t want a road safari.

FAQs

Is the tap water safe for drinking on safari?

It is recommended not to drink tap water in any location but to drink the bottled water purchased at the hotels, lodge, and camps.

Is drinking water provided to guests’ whilst on safari?

Some of our partners provide kitted out with Maasai blankets and ponchos to keep you warm, sun cream, fridges filled with cold drinks, hot drinks, books and sweets whilst on safari.

How many days is recommended for this safari in each park?

A minimum of 5 days and 4 nights is ideal to fully enjoy and explore the rich biodiversity of the area.

Do the lodges, Camps and Hotels have Wi-Fi & cellphone reception?

Campi ya Kanzi has no wi-fi in the cottages, however Internet is available in the office for urgent matters. Cellphone reception is in scattered areas around the camp with good reception in Il-Tilal village.
Finch Hattons has complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the camp and the Mobile phone reception is clear in most areas.

Which months are best to go on this safari?

Family safaris are best when children are on holiday between late May – late June, and early August – early September, and the festive period 22nd December – 8th January.

Group safaris vary as per budget as the green season begins March – end of June, those who wish to see the Great Migration between July – October.

During and after the rainy season in April, May and November is said to be very pleasant months at Campi ya Kanzi as its green everywhere with high population of elephants.

Which mode of payment is safe and which lodge, camps accept credit cards?

Campi ya Kanzi accepts American Express and Visa credit cards.
Finch Hattons accepts Visa, American Express and MasterCard.
We suggest you change only the cash amount you wish to use each time based on your extras.

What electricity sockets are used in East Africa?

Kenya operates on a 240V supply voltage and 50Hz

What is the recommended tipping or gratuities to the safari driver guide, porter, staff or waiters/waitresses whilst on safari?

Please see below recommended guideline which is at your discretion.
Safari driver guide per day, per vehicle $10 – $40 per person.
Restaurant waiter/waitresses per meal $1.50 – $2.00 per person
Porter per bag $ 0.50 – $1.50 per person

Uganda guidelines for tipping:
Trekking porters $10per person
Waiters/Waitress 10% of consumption
Restaurant staff $2.00 per person per meal, at your discretion.

What happens for a person on special diet?

We have partnered with lodges and camps who have meals in place for continental cuisine, vegetarian, kosher, halal, gluten-free diet. However, we request you indicate the dietary requirement at the time of booking.

When is a booking considered reserved?

Terms of reservations and payments based on seasons:

Booking during the green season (7th January – 15th June, 1st November – 21st December) done between 42days prior to the guest’s proposed arrival date, and reservations made less than 42 days prior to the proposed date of arrival, such bookings will only be confirmed upon receipt of a 100% pre-payment.

Bookings during the migration season (16th June – 31st October) and festive season (22nd December – 8th January) full payment is due not later than 60 days prior to the guests’ arrival date on all hotels, lodges and Camps.

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6 Days Chyulu Hills, Tsavo West, Amboseli

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Treasures Adventure House was founded as a result of passion, love of nature and conservation related issues and its support. Locally owned and managed by a small team who are dedicated with …

About Us

Treasures Adventure House is founded on passion, love of nature, conservation support, and related issues. Owned locally, and managed by a small team with …