Our 2 days Mombasa safari to Tsavo East & Tsavo West national parks is probably the best short safari that starts and ends back at Mombasa city and the nearby beaches of Diani, Watamu and Malindi.  The tour takes you to the two legendary parks that together makes the largest conservation area in Kenya and Africa.

2- Day safari Mombasa: Pick up / Drop off points and time

2 days safari from Mombasa Tsavo East & West
Leopard at Ngulia Safari Lodge

This short safari package starts from the Kenya Coast so we can pick you up from any hotel / resort in Mombasa or Diani in the South Coast with pick up possible from 5.00 Am or 5.30 Am depending on which beach hotel you are staying at. Please let us know when you are staying and your private guide will pick you up from your hotel at the agreed time.

Depending on your arrival point and time (if you are arriving early in the morning), we can pick you up from the Port of Mombasa or Moi International Mombasa Airport and you will be taken straight to the parks for your short safari from Mombasa.

2 Days Safari from Mombasa; at a glance

Day 1 – Pick up from Mombasa / Diani, drive to Tsavo East National Park. Later transfer to Tsavo West

Day 2 – Safari in Tsavo West. Later in the afternoon drive back to Mombasa / Diani Beach

2-day safari Tsavo East & West – Safari Highlights

This two-day safari takes you to Tsavo East which is the legendary park well known for its red colored elephants due to the soil color, as well as the man-eating lions that roamed the plains during the construction of the Kenya – Uganda Railway (The Lunatic Line).  There are also several physical attractions in the park apart from the wildlife. Physical attractions include the Aruba Dam, Lugard falls, Mudanda Rock.

Tsavo West on the other hand harbors the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary, has great scenic views, and lots of animals and birds apart from several other physical attractions that you can visit within the park. Tsavo West’s most notable physical attractions include the Mzima Springs, Shetani lava flow and the poachers’ look out.

Animals to seen include, Leopard, hippos, elephants, Cheetah,  lions, Wild dogs, crocodiles, giraffes, baboons, and many bird species with more than 600 recorded species.

2 day Mombasa safari Accommodation

Your accommodation during your 2 days safari in Tsavo East and Tsavo West from Mombasa or Diani will be at a lodge or tented camp in the Tsavo West National Park preferably. Depending on your preference and budget we can book for you a midrange lodge or standard luxury lodge.

Additional information

Duration2 Days
LocationTsavo East National Park, Tsavo West National Park
DatesYear Round

02 Day safari Mombasa: Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Mombasa / Diani Beach – Drive to Tsavo East / Tsavo West

Pick up very early (around 05.00 hrs or 5.30 Hrs) from your beach hotel in Mombasa or Diani beach or from the airport or Kilindini Port depending on your schedule. From Mombasa your driver will take the best way out of town to avoid any traffic snarl-ups until you now along the Mombasa – Nairobi highway which you will drive through towards Bachuma Gate near Voi, with a shot stop at a curio shop to visit the bathrooms and have a coffee break. On arrival at Bachuma Gate you will register and start your first game drive right from the gate in search of animals that roam this legendary wilderness area of Tsavo East nicknamed ‘theater of the wild’. Game drives will go on as you proceed towards Voi Wildlife Lodge or Voi Safari Lodge where you will have a lunch break. After lunch and some rest, you will proceed with game drives out of Tsavo East as you drive to Tsavo West National Park with a game drive through the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary where with a little bit of luck, you may spot the shy endangered black rhinos. Later in the evening you will settle at a lodge in the heart of Tsavo West for dinner and overnight. Overnight at Ngulia Safari Lodge. Lunch and dinner included.

At a supplement you can stay at a luxury lodging like Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge or Severin Safari Camp.

Day 2

Tsavo West National Park - Mombasa or Diani

An early start today is very important! Best option is to go for an early morning game drives in the Tsavo West National Park for a better chance of seeing the predators as they return from a night of hunting and also other animals which are more active in the morning. To avoid the morning dew animals also tend to lineup by the roadside until it becomes warmer later by midmorning. After a morning game drive, you will return to your lodge or camp for breakfast then you will be taken to Mzima Springs a natural oasis in the middle of savannah land. You will get a chance to step out of your safari car or jeep to stretch your legs as you enjoy sights of hippos, fish from the underwater glass, zebras, and birds. You will then start our journey back to Mombasa with your lunch at Voi.

Arriving late afternoon in Mombasa or Diani beach you will be taken to your hotel in the city of Mombasa, or beach resort at the North Coast beaches of Shanzu, or Bamburi, or even at Diani in the South Coast where your 2 days Mombasa safari ends. Breakfast included.

You can check out our 2 days Mombasa safari to Tsavo east only if you wish to do one park only instead of doing a multi park safari like this 2-day Mombasa safari to Tsavo East & Tsavo West national Parks.

2-day safari from Mombasa to Tsavo East & West Prices

The below rates for the 2 days Mombasa safari in Tsavo East & West are quoted for using the regular safari van, valid from 1st January up to 31st December 2022.

We can provide prices for using a 4×4 safari land cruiser on your safari, but also for groups larger than 6 persons. 

High Season 

2 Persons sharing 1 Double / Twin Room USD 424 per person sharing
4 Persons sharing 2 Double / Twin Room USD 335 per person sharing
6 Persons sharing 3 Double / Twin Room USD 306 per person sharing

Prices Include

Transport in a customized safari van with pop-up roof for excellent game viewing

English or other language-speaking driver/guide.

01 x FB overnight at a lodge in Tsavo West.

Game viewing drives with a professional English-speaking safari guide

Park entrance fees for Tsavo East & Tsavo West National Parks

All meals on safari as mentioned.

Bottled drinking water in the safari vehicle.

Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Mombasa 

Prices Exclude

Visa to Kenya

Other extra bottled drinks

Items and services of personal nature

Extra activities including cultural tours, walking safaris & night game drives

Tips or gratuities for the guide and lodge staff

International Air fare

2 day Mombasa safari Tsavo East West
Tsavo East red Elephants