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One of the highlights of our trip to Kenya, was going on a safari to Tsavo East National Park. It is one of the oldest and largest African safari parks in Kenya. It was established in 1948 and covers 11,747 square kilometres. Its close proximity to the beaches and tourist attractions around Kenyan coast region, makes it an ideal safari destination for those who would like to combine.

Naturally being the  home to the Big 5, is what brings the majority of tourists here. There are a whole range of different ways to enjoy this spectacular reserve, from self-drive safaris to guided tours. There are diverse Kenyan wild animals which  includes the large families of giraffes, gazelles, hartebeests  and zebras, as well as the Big 5 (buffaloes,  elephants, lions, rhinos and leopards).

This was an amazing experience of our lives to see all of those beautiful wild animals right in front of us and not on National Geographic Channel. We saw elephants majestically wandering around with their baby elephants, beautiful imposing giraffes eating leaves,  zebras, baboons, monkeys, cranes, wildebeest, gazelles, lions, ostriches, buffalos and many other extraordinary and wild animals.

Our guide who took us on the Tsavo trip, had knowledge and experience that made our visit even more special. He was friendly and determined for us to have the best safari experience. From the moment we arrived at  the national park’s gate,  the top of the van was popped up so that we could stand or sit comfortably. The safari guides do their utmost to locate the animals  for you  and they  keep in constant touch by radio monitoring their whereabouts. The guide made sure once the lions were located, that he got us there and we got the best view.  It wasn’t just the organised game drives when we got to see the animals, it was  from the moment we arrived, to the moment we left at the end of our two days safari.

We stayed in Ashnil Aruba Lodge which is situated inside the Tsavo East National Park. The lodge overlooks the Aruba dam. The view from our balcony was excellent with a view of the dam where we saw animals clearly  walking by and also drinking water.  Another one for your bucket list…..Go on Safari & enjoy the spirit of Africa!

There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne — bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive. ~Isak Dinesen


  • Be sure to take a camera, binoculars and if riding on top of the jeep, a hat
  • There are many great lodges inside the park, each has got its advantages, depending on what you want
  • It totally depends on what season of the year you go
  • With a good guide, it’s an amazing adventure

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