If you are planning to do a 3 day safari Mombasa then this would be your best option for a wildlife safari that starts / ends in Diani or Mombasa beach hotels & resorts. A perfect blend of traditional safari in the Tsavo East, with great scenery and more wildlife in Taita Hills Game Sanctuary and extra optional activity like night game drives that cannot be done in the national parks.

The 3 days safari from Mombasa to Tsavo and Taita Hills is one of the best-selling Mombasa safari itineraries and after taking this tour you will understand why most safari lovers that take safari tours from the Kenya Coast absolutely love it!.

The same 3 days Mombasa safari can be taken from Diani beach and you will be returned to the same hotel / resort that you are staying at Diani or Tiwi Beach.

3-day Mombasa Safari Outlined Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Mombasa, drive to Tsavo East for game drives

Day 2: Morning game drive at Tsavo East. Transfer to Taita Hills for lunch and afternoon game drives.

Day 3: Morning safari in the Taita Hills Game Sanctuary. Transfer in the afternoon back to Mombasa or Diani beach.

3 Days Mombasa safari, where you visit?

This safari takes you to one of the most iconic national parks in Kenya the Tsavo East  National Park that is close to Mombasa as well as the Taita Hills Game Sanctuary a private game sanctuary that borders the famous Tsavo West National Park.

Tsavo East National Park

One of the most iconic national parks in Kenya and East Africa, Tsavo East National Park is the among the first parks to be gazetted in Kenya. Tsavo east boasts an abundance of wildlife and birdlife with more than 500 bird species recorded in the park. The park borders Tsavo west which itself has recorded more than 600 bird species. Most notable animals in Tsavo east are the elephants that have acquired the red color due to the red soils of Tsavo. Other animals include lions, buffalos, impalas, zebras, gazelles, hartebeests, elands, hyenas and many other animals. This 3 days safari from Mombasa gives you a great opportunity to explore this incredible national park of Tsavo East. 

Taita Hills Game Sanctuary

Your 3-day safari Mombasa takes you to the Taita Hills Game Sanctuary located at the foot of the beautiful Taita Hills which feature huge volcanic massifs that form part of the ancient Eastern Arc Mountains that stretch through Tanzania and over to the border of Mozambique. Tsavo West borders the other community-based conservancy of Lumo and the Tsavo West National Park There are no physical borders between them so animals roam the whole area making it a great place for wildlife safari. Apart from the traditional game viewing, Taita Hills also allows for a night game drive which is an opportunity that you should not miss.

3 day Mombasa Safari, Where to Stay? 

Your accommodation during this 3 days short safari from Mombasa will be in nice midrange to luxury lodges or tented camps depending on your budget and preference. It will be a private tour so you can choose where to stay from the options that are available. We do regular site inspections so use only the best handpicked lodges and camps for this 3 day wildlife safari starting Mombasa.

At Tsavo East you can stay at the Voi Wildlife Lodge, Voi Safari Lodge, Satao Camp , Ashnil Aruba Camp, Ndololo Camp, Sentrim Tsavo East Camp, Man Eaters Camp or other camps.

At Taita Hills Game Sanctuary there are few options like the Taita Hills Safari Lodge & Resort, Salt Lick Lodge or Lion’s Bluff in the Lumo Community Wildlife Conservancy.

If you want to visit Masai Mara to try and catch the Wildebeest Migration, Please get in touch with our Kenya safari experts for more information on our 3 Days Masai Mara fly-in safari from Mombasa or Diani Beach. The same 3 day Mombasa safari can start and end at Malindi, Watamu or in Diani Beach.

3-day Safari from Mombasa: Detailed itinerary

Day 1

Mombasa – Drive to Tsavo East National Park

Your 3 days Mombasa Safari starts by pick up by your Safari Desire guide, right from your hotel/resort lobby in Mombasa , Tiwi, Diani, or Malindi. You will then drive along the Mombasa – Nairobi Highway a scenic drive that takes you in around two hours to the Bachuma Gate where you will register to access Tsavo East National Park by mid-morning. You will make some stops on the way to visit the Washroom at a Curio Shop and buy any souvenirs that you may like.
Your first safari game drive begins right away from the gate as you search for animals towards Aruba Dam or any other tracking routes depending on the location of the animals. Follow the guide’s advice at all times for maximum animal spotting opportunity.

You will check in at a lodge where you will have lunch and some rest then proceed with safari game viewing returning for dinner and overnight at a lodge before nightfall. Overnight at Voi Safari Lodge. Lunch and Dinner included. 

Day 2

Tsavo East – Drive to Taita Hills Game Sanctuary.

Your 3-day Mombasa safari proceeds this day to Taita Hills Game Sanctuary. This morning you will wake up for an early morning safari at sunrise. Your private safari guide will lead you in a morning search for the nocturnal species retiring from a night out of hunting as well as spotting of the diurnal animals as they rise up for a new day. Many animals are more active during the early hours before the sun becomes hot for them. You will check in back at the lodge / camp for breakfast then head out with game drives enroute as you move out of Tsavo east and head through the Voi-Holili-Arusha highway (A 23) towards Taita Hills Game Sanctuary.
You will arrive at Taita Hills in time for lunch and some rest. You can take a deep in the swimming pool at Taita Hills in order to cool down if you wish. After lunch and some rest we will set off of the sunset game drive in the Taita Hills Game Sanctuary. This privately-run wildlife sanctuary is home to many animals including zebras, giraffes, elephants, water bucks, hartebeests, impalas and many others that roam the wilderness between this sanctuary and Tsavo West National Park. Later at before dust you will check in at Salt Lick Lodge itself a unique tree lodge with a water hole that attracts ay animals that come to drink from it.

Optional activity this evening is the night game drive that can be arranged spontaneously buy your safari guide.

Overnight at Salt Lick Lodge. All meals included.

Day 3

Tsavo East – Drive to back to Mombasa or Diani

The last day of your 3 days Mombasa safari and you will wake up for an early morning game viewing in the Taita Hills Game Sanctuary before you return to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast you will head out for one last morning game drive returning to the lodge for lunch, then you will be taken back to your beach resort in Mombasa or Diani Beach with great memories from your African wildlife safari.

End of our 3 days Safari from Mombasa Beach or Diani Beach.

This is one of our best selling short safari packages that start from Mombasa, Tiwi, Diani or Malindi.

3 days Safari from Mombasa Prices

The below rates for the 3 days Mombasa safari in Tsavo East & 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 (All Year except – Apr, May & June)

2 Persons sharing 1 Double / Twin Room USD 674 per person sharing
4 Persons sharing 2 Double / Twin Room USD 479 per person sharing
6 Persons sharing 3 Double / Twin Room USD 424 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.

Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary.

Game viewing drives with a professional English speaking safari guide

Park entrance fees for Tsavo West and Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary

All meals on safari as mentioned.

Bottled drinking water in 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

Do you have more time to spend on safari? Check out our 5 Dys safari from Mombasa or Diani Beach; to Tsavo East National Park, Amboseli and Tsavo West National Park. 

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