Book an exhilarating 1-day safari from Mombasa, immersing yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of Tsavo East National Park! Uncover the treasures of wildlife through extensive game drives, complemented by a lunch break at the renowned Ashnil Aruba Lodge or Voi Safari Lodge overlooking a waterhole where animals come to drink.

Our seamless itinerary promises a day filled with adventure, providing a brief yet unforgettable escape into the heart of nature, with pick up and drop off right from the comfort of your beach resort lobby in Mombasa or Diani Beach.

 Join us for a remarkable journey as we navigate the landscapes of Tsavo, ensuring a day packed with thrilling encounters and lasting memories.

1 Day safari from Mombasa itinerary at a glance

05:00 AM: Pick up from designated location/locations (to be advised).
09:00 AM: Arrival at Tsavo National Park for game drive and park formalities.
09:30 AM – 01:00 PM: Enjoy extensive game drives in the park
01:00 AM – 02:00 PM: Enjoy your lunch break at a fine lodge inside the park
02:00 AM – 03:00 PM: Go on one last game drive on your way out of the park
03:00 PM: Depart from the park and head back to Mombasa/Diani Beach.
07:00 PM: Safari driver/Tour guide will drop you off at your hotel or preferred location.

1 day safari from Mombasa Kenya – The experience 

You may be wondering; Which is the closest safari to Mombasa? The closest safari to Mombasa is; a 1 day trip to Tsavo East National Park, which is located along the Mombasa – Nairobi Highway near the coastal town of Voi, in the coastal county of Taita Taveta.

The first gate to Tsavo East National Park from Mombasa is the Bachuma Gate which is located approximately 110 Kilometers from Mombasa. The other park that you can use if doing this Day trip safari from Diani Beach or Mombasa is the Voi Gate. Your guide will advise you on the best gate to use to enter Tsavo East. 

Tsavo East is one of the oldest parks in Kenya and Africa at large, being founded in 1948. The park is also one of the largest parks in Kenya with an area measuring approximately 3,747 square kilometres. Together with the sister park; Tsavo west and a number of private and community conservancies and ranches, they make one of the largest wildlife ecosystems and habitats. 

The park is also well known in the world as the exact area where the pair of man-eating lions terrorized the construction workers during the building of the Kenya – Uganda Railway in the year 1898. This is the story behind the movie ‘ The Ghost and the Darkness ‘

1-day safari from Mombasa Kenya – What to see?

Many animals can be spotted in the Day safari from Mombasa or Diani beach to Tsavo East National Park. You expect to spot the elephants, giraffes, Zebras, warthogs, hyenas, Crocodiles at the Aruba Dam, gazelles, impalas, hartebeests, elands, buffaloes., and the list is endless. 

Tsavo is also one of the best bird-watching spots and more than 500 bird species have been spotted and recorded in Tsavo East National Park. The variety of wildlife and birds gives someone the real feel of an African experience even with a short one-day safari from the Kenyan Coast.

Additional information

Duration1 Day
LocationTsavo East National Park
Starting PointMombasa, Diani, Watamu, Malindi

1-day Safari from Mombasa Detailed itinerary

Day 1

Mombasa – Tsavo East National Park - Mombasa

Early morning pick-up from your beach hotel in Diani or Mombasa city or Mombasa North Coast beaches around 05:00 Hrs. You will drive along the busy Mombasa – Nairobi Highway, arriving at Bachuma gate as early as 07.30 Hrs – 08.00 Hrs.

You will start your safari game drives straight away after entering Bachuma Gate. Your guide will guide you through the Kanderi Area and the Aruba Dam which is usually a wildlife-rich area with lunch being at a Stopover restaurant in one of the lodges within Tsavo East National Park.

At Tsavo East you expect to see many elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, different types of antelopes, as well as many birds for those who like birds.

After lunch, you will proceed with game drives for the early afternoon as you head towards the Voi Gate where you will exit from and head back to the Kenyan Coast.

Arriving in the late afternoon / early evening, your guide will drop you at Moi International Airport if departing this evening, or your beach hotel in Mombasa or Diani Beach depending on where you are staying after the safari.

The same package can be done from Malindi or Watamu. Please ask our Mombasa safari experts for advice and customization. 

If you can spare one more day for more safari, why not check out our 2-day safari from Mombasa to Tsavo East National Park

Prices for 1-Day Tour Mombasa Safari to Tsavo East National Park

2 people on safari (sharing a safari van) USD 204
4 people on safari (sharing a safari van) USD 152
6 people on safari (sharing a safari van) USD 135
7 people on safari (sharing a safari van) USD 115
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