Nimish, our managing director, recently visited Tsavo Safari Camp in Tsavo East National Park before heading down the coast where he got to experience the Pilli Pipa dhow excursion. His comments……
Tsavo Safari Camp is located in Tsavo East on the remote side of the Athi River. The camp and most of the road to it is in Tsavo East National Park so you you get to have a game drive as you head to the camp. To reach the camp, guests are ferried across the river in a small boat, leaving your vehicle on the other side.
The bandas are simple but give a nice sense of an authentic camping experience. There’s a lovely pool which is long enough to actually swim in.
You get to enjoy breakfast on the banks of the river and in the evenings, you can have sun downers on the plateau with wide sweeping views across Tsavo to the Chyulu Hills and far away in the distance Kilimanjaro.
The camp has its own safari vehicles for drives along the Athi River towards Lugard Falls for game viewing. Guided game walks with armed rangers along the river or up the Yatta Plateau can also be arranged.
The Pilli Pipa dhow safari operates on the southern end of Kenya’s coastal strip, Kisite’s Marine Park extensive reef system is home to dolphins, turtles, over 350 species of vibrantly colored tropical fish and an exciting variety of coral life.
As you cruise through the waters around Wasini and Kisite Marine Park, there are plenty of opportunities for snorkeling. And if it’s your first time, help is on hand to introduce you to the underwater world.
As the day continues, you are welcomed to Wasini Island to the sound of Swahili songs before enjoying a seafood lunch. The afternoon is free to spend as you like – wonder round the local village or soak up some sun before heading back to the mainland.
If you are interested in planning a trip, contact Nimish for a great itinerary