This is one of our best short safari tours from Mombasa, and perfect safari tour for anyone who is visiting Mombasa, Diani, Watamu or Malindi for a beach vacation. The safari tour starts and ends at Mombasa, Kenya or any beach hotel that you may be staying in at Diani Beach in the South Coast, or Watamu or Malindi in the North Coast. Your private Safari Desire tour guide will drop you back at your hotel / beach resort at the end of the short safari from Mombasa, Kenya.

2 days Safari from Mombasa to Saltlick & Tsavo East – where to visit?

Like the tour name suggests, the safari will take you to Tsavo East National Park as well as Taita Hills & Salt Lick Game Sanctuary located in the Southern Safari circuit in Kenya. Tsavo East National Park is located about 160 Kilometers around 2 – 3 hours’ drive from Mombasa (depending on traffic on the day of the tour).

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Zebras at Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary

Tsavo East National Park the sister park to Tsavo West is part of the largest wildlife area in Kenya, Tsavo Ecosystem. The park is home to large herds of elephants, zebras, buffaloes, giraffes, elands, gazelles, impalas and many other large and small game. The park is also home to the legendary man-eating lions as well as other big cats like leopards and cheetahs. Taita Hills Wildlife Conservancy (Salt Lick) is an extension of the Tsavo West where most animals cross freely from Tsavo West to Salt Lick and vice versa.

2 Days mombasa Safari to Tsavo East & Salt Lick (Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary) – at a glance

At a glance; your 2 days Safari starting from Mombasa or Diani Beach to the world famous Tsavo East National Park and the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary will look a sper below outlined itinerary;

Day 01 – Pick up early from your hotel in Mombasa or Diani Beach, Transfer to Tsavo East for game drives. Transfer late afternoon to Salt Lick Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 02 – Morning safari in the Taita Hills Wildlife Conservancy (Salt Lick). Transfer back to Mombasa / Diani in the afternoon

2 Days Mombasa Safari to Tsavo & Salt Lick;  where to stay?

Accommodation included in the 2 Days Safari is one night at Salt Lick Lodge in the Taita Hills Wildlife Conservancy. This is a tree house hotel located exactly at the place where elephants congregate every time to lick mineral salts rich soils in order to supplement their diet. Book your safari as early as possible in order to get room availability. Rooms can be scarce during the peak season of December to February and July to September.

Additional information

Duration2 Days
LocationTsavo East National Park
DatesYear Round

2 days Mombasa Safari; Tsavo East & Saltlick Itinerary

Day 1

Mombasa – Tsavo East – Salt Lick

You will be picked up from your hotel / beach resort in Mombasa, Diani Beach in south Coast or Watamu / Malindi in the North Coast. After a short briefing with our safari guide, you will drive through Mombasa city or you may take the bypass road to avoid snarl-ups in the city center. You will arrive at Tsavo East by mid-morning and access the park through Bachuma Gate. You will head to Aruba dam with game viewing en route, arriving at Ashnil Aruba Camp for lunch. Aruba Dam is always teaming with animals as they congregate here for water. You expect to see elephants, crocodiles, gazelles, impalas, giraffes, lions and may other animals as well as birdlife. More than 400 bird species have been recorded in the Tsavo East N park.

After lunch and some rest you will embark on game drives as we cross through the Tsavo East on our way out of the Park in the afternoon. You will then drive to Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary arriving in the afternoon for sunset game drives and later dinner and overnight at Salt Lick Lodge. Lunch and Dinner included.

You can go for a night game drive which is allowed at Taita Hills WIldlife Sanctuary (at extra game drives cost)

Day 2

Salt Lick Safari – Drive Back to Mombasa

On this day you may go for an early morning game drives if your wish and depending on your discussion with your private safari guide (discuss your days program with your guide the evening before). After breakfast you will do your last game drive in the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary in search of zebras, elephants, elands, giraffes, lions and many other animals that can be spotted in this private wildlife sanctuary. You will do game drives until after lunch when you will be transferred through the Nairobi – Mombasa Highway back to Mombasa where the safari ends. Depending on where you are staying in Mombasa, Diani Beach or Watamu, you will be dropped back at your hotel/beach resort ending  your short two days safari from Mombasa, Kenya.

Thi 2 days safari starting from Mombasa or Diani Beach is offered as a private safari and it can be customized in anyway in order to suit your needs and budget.

2 Days Kenya Safari starting from Mombasa Prices

The below rates for the 2 days Mombasa safari in Tsavo East National Park & Salt Lick are quoted for using the regular safari van, valid from 1st January upto 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 455 per person sharing
4 Persons sharing 2 Double / Twin Room USD 368 per person sharing
6 Persons sharing 3 Double / Twin Room USD 339 per person sharing

Prices Include


Pick up / Drop off at Mombasa, Diani or Malindi

Services of a professional Safari Guide

Park Entrance Fees

Accommodation as per safari itinerary

Meals as mentioned on the itinerary

Bottled water during safari game drives

Prices Exclude

Items of very personal nature

Gratuities & tips for the safari guide & lodge staff

Meals not mentioned on the itinerary

Extra alcoholic & non alcoholic beverages

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