Lions Bluff Safari

Two Nights Tsavo East and Lumo Sanctuary

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Lions Bluff

Two Night - Tsavo East - Lumo Sanctuary

Ask anyone what colour an elephant should be and you may get a raised eyebrow (or two) but the answer will normally be grey or greyish. Red would almost certainly not be the answer. Yet in the Kenyan National Park of Tsavo East you will find red elephants aplenty.
The reason for their red colour is the dusty soil of Tsavo which the elephants regularly partake of dust baths. The dust serves as an important anaesthetic to protect the elephant's skin. It also has the added bonus of shining up their tusks in to an almost silver appearance.
On this very special Safari you will encounter these majestic animals as well as many lions, cheetahs, antelopes, giraffes to name but a few, along with a large variety of bird-life.

Tsavo East - Lions Bluff

Two Nights Tsavo East - Lumo Sanctuary.

Accommodation Please click the links below for a more detailed description of the lodges/camp/hotel

Day 1

Early pick up from the hotel and drive to Tsavo East via the Bachuma gate. Proceed on a game drive until lunch time where you arrive in Aruba Lodge in time for check in and lunch. Afternoon is spent at leisure. At 1600hrs proceed on evening game drive until 1830hrs arriving back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Lumo Sanctuary - Lions Bluff

Early morning breakfast, and then check out. Proceed to Lumo Sanctuary with a game drive en route to Lions Bluff. Check in at Lions Bluff followed by lunch. Afternoon is spent at leisure while waiting for the evening game drive. Evening game drive in both Lumo Sanctuary and Taita Hills Sanctuary until 1800hrs. Arrive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Tsavo East - Mombasa

Early morning game drive followed by breakfast. After breakfast, game drive en route out of the gate for a return journey to your coastal hotel.


  • All Transfers
  • Park Fees
  • Accommodation on Full Board basis
  • Game Drives
  • A bottle of water per person per day in the vehicle

What to wear and pack for Safaris

  • Loose comfortable clothing preferably in earth colours
  • Smart casual clothes for the evening
  • Suncream and Hats
  • Swimwear. Check with your Rep if your safari accommodation has a swimming pool
  • Trainers, Walking Shoes or Sandals that you can strap down
  • Warm clothes for the early morning and evening, especially in the Masai Mara
  • Water
  • Camera. The majority of lodges have electricity to recharge your camera
  • Water
  • Mosquito Repellant
  • Binoculars

Kenya Safari Seasons


The weather in Kenya is good for safaris at all times of year, though there is a greater chance of encountering rain from mid-April to the end of May and in November. Some people like to travel in these "rainy" months when dramatic cloud formations gather over the Mara plains, there is a sense of refreshment and grasslands are carpeted in new flowers.
Daily temperatures are influenced by altitude, so in the higher areas like Samburu you need a fleece for the cool early morning drives, but by 9am this is discarded as temperatures rise to the high 20s.
After a delicious lunch you take a siesta during the warm early afternoon with temperatures in the low 30s. Head out on safari around 4pm as it gets cooler and the animals start moving, remembering to take the fleece for when the sun has dipped below the horizon.
Weather is more a consideration at the coast, so don’t visit the Kenya coast from the first week of April to the first few days of June as the rains are heavier in coastal areas. At all other times of year the Kenya coast weather is warm, gently humid and breezy, at its very best from late November through to March.


Your Accommodation for the Lions Bluff Safari

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Ashnil Aruba Lodge

Ashnil Aruba Lodge lies in the heart of Tsavo East National Park in Kenya. There are a total number of 40 deluxe en-suite rooms with 8 having interconnecting doors. 4 triple rooms with one interconnecting room, 6 luxury tented camps and 2 rooms suited for disabled persons. The open sitting restaurant located in the main building, overlooks the dam at all angles and can sit a maximum of 150 guests. The wooden deck shaded by canvas umbrellas can be used as extra sitting place during meal times e.g. breakfast, lunch or dinner. The buffet platforms, both warm and cold, sit in the middle of the restaurant for easy access by all. The lounge is located in the main building sectored away from the main dining area. The décor has an African touch that makes it a wonderful place to pass time and relax. There is a variety drinks served and include liqueur, soft drinks, cocktails, wines, and spirits, local and international beers.
The sitting capacity is about 60 guests. After a grueling game drive you can take a dip in our swimming pool or simply relax by the pool which overlooks the game park that. This is the perfect place to relax and laze around in the calm afternoons. There are other available options in place that can be arranged on request like bubbly bush breakfast and picnic lunch boxes.


Lions Bluff

Stunning panoramic views over the golden green savannah rolling away to the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the North and South Pare mountains and the Taita Hills.

Secluded in Lumo Community Wildlife Sanctuary amidst peace and quiet, yet easily accessible from Mombasa and Nairobi. Exclusive, just twelve traditionally-built ensuite bandas from whose verandahs you can literally overlook wildlife, going about their daily life undisturbed.

Conservation The sanctuary preserves a unique eco system rich with wildlife, encompassing one of Africa's most ancient elephant migratory corridors and an important breeding Stay in a small, unique lodge of sustainable timber, canvas and traditional coconut thatch. Sip sundowners on an open terrace with Kilimanjaro as the back drop, followed by dinner overlooking a small water hole visited by a family of elephants.

Sleep in a hand-made four poster bed in crisp cotton sheets and awake to Africa's incredible sunrise ready to enjoy a game drive or bush walk before a hearty breakfast ..perhaps in the bush.. and you have begun to conjure up the magic that is Lions Bluff. site for lions.