Red Elephant Safari

Tsavo East National Park

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Red Elephant Safari

One Night - Tsavo East

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.

Red Elephant

One Night Tsavo East

Accommodation Choice 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 for approximately 2.5 hours. Proceed on a game drive en route to the lodge of your choice arriving in time for check in and lunch. Afternoon is spent at leisure while waiting for the evening game drive that starts from 1600hrs to 1800hrs. Dine and overnight at the lodge.

Day 2: Tsavo East - Mombasa

Early morning game drive followed by breakfast. After breakfast game drive en route out of the park and then 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.