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Lake Chala & Jipe Expedition

Tsavo West National Park
Departure Date People Group Trip Status Prices
  • 10th-13th Dec, 20 Full Package Open 15,990/= Book Now

Available Dates: Group joining; 10th – 13th December

Private Package: Any day of your choice

Lake Chala & Jipe Expedition 

This overland adventure tour takes you through the largest national park in Kenya, Tsavo West while visiting the amazing Mzima springs, Lake Jipe, and Lake Chala on the border of Kenya and Tanzania.
Tsavo West Game Drive, Shetani Lava Flow, And Mzima Springs.
From the sight of fifty million gallons of crystal clear water gushing out of from the under parched lava rock that is the Mzima Springs to the Shetani lava flows, Tsavo West is a beautiful, rugged wilderness. (Source: KWS)
Lake Jipe
Lake Jipe lies astride Kenya and Tanzania border and is teeming with aquatic life and Bird watching. It’s also one of the places in Kenya where you can go for a “game drive” on a boat.
Lake Chala
Lake Chala is a deep crater lake on the borders of Tanzania and Kenya on the eastern edge of Mount Kilimanjaro, not far from Lake Jipe. Depending on the time of year, it ranges in color from deep blue to turquoise and green. It is surrounded by a 100 meters high crater rim. The lake is fed by groundwater flows, which come from Mount Kilimanjaro. A rare species of Tilapia is only found here in the whole world.

Itinerary Summary

Day 1: Nairobi to Tsavo National Park
Drive South from Nairobi on Mombasa road to Tsavo East National Park. After the Park clearance, we embark on a late afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnightstay at a campsite inside the park.

Day 2: Tsavo East & Lake Jipe
Today we explore the vast Tsavo wilderness park with the scenic Mzima springs before settling at Lake Jipe on the border with Tanzania for the night.

Day 3: Lake Jipe to lake Chala

Leave Lake Jipe after breakfast to Lake Chala. Swim in the morning sun before driving to River Lumi for lunch. Dinner and overnightstay at River Lumi Resort.

Day 4: Lake Chala to Nairobi
Leave Lake Chala after breakfast and embark on our journey back to Nairobi via Oloitoktok to arrive in the late afternoon.

What to Carry

  1. Sleeping Bag (We can hire one)
  2. Toiletries(Towel, Soap, Tooth Brush, toothpaste, Tissue)
  3. Comfortable outdoor shoes
  4. Swimming costume
  5. Drinks and Beverages
  6. Sun hat/sunscreen/sunglasses
  7. Hoodie/Shawl for cold evenings
  8. Water at least 3 Litres
  9. Snacks to last the trip
  10. Day Pack /Small Bag to carry your personal items
  11. Camera
  12. An identification card or passport – Must
  13. Tip for guides and chef


Full package – Ksh. 15,990
Self-drive – Ksh. 9,650

Room Upgrade
Guesthouse – Ksh 3,000 per person per night (min 5pax)
Cottages  – Ksh 2,000 person per night (min 2pax)

PS: Non Residents to top up on Park fees only.

Package Includes:

• All meals on Safari
• Round Trip Transport on an overland truck from Nairobi
• Tsavo Game Drive
• Park Entry Fees
• Visits to Shetani Lava Flow
• Mzima Springs visit
• Lake Jipe and Chala visit
• Camping Gear
• 2 Nights Camping Accommodation on Per Person Sharing (Banda cottages upgrade available on request)
• Security

Package Excludes:

• Boating Charges in Jipe and Chala
• Possible entry fees to Chala…TBC
• Enroute Lunches
• Tips for Guides
• Enroute Lunches
• Medical and Insurance Expenses

Payment and Booking

Make payments via our Paybill 695596 Account (Your Name – hike tittle)
Confirmations & Queries must be confirmed with 0729 99 50 59

Protocols on Covid -19 

  1. Our Transport is compliant with government regulations on occupancy per vehicle.
  2. Our buses and vans are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before the Trip.
  3. The nature of this activity enables social distance with ease.
  4. There are no gatherings at the start or end except for a socially distanced stretch.
Departure Date People Group Trip Status Prices
  • 10th-13th Dec, 20 Full Package Open 15,990/= Book Now

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