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    Voi Wildlife Lodge Tsavo National Park Kenya & Voi Safari Lodge

    Voi Wildlife Lodge is a luxury safari lodge located in the Savannah grasslands of Tsavo East, Kenya, just 5km off the main highway connecting the Nairobi to Mombasa.Voi Wildlife Lodge was officially opened in 2003 and is situated on a 25-acre site on the boundary of Tsavo East National Park, one of Kenya’s largest game parks. The Voi Wildlife Lodge boasts a natural waterhole often attracting big game, including elephant, lion, cheetah, buffalo as well as a rich variety of birdlife. The Voi wildlife lodge is situated with spectacular views of nearby volcanic outcrops, such as the Kasigau, Sagalla and Mwakingali Hills. Designed to blend unassumingly into the surrounding environment the Voi Wildlife Lodge Voi is ideally placed for visitors wishing to combine a Kenya wildlife lodge safari and Mombassa beach safaris holiday with its accessibility to Tsavo National Park and its close proximity to Mombasa and Malindi. The Voi Wildlife Lodge itself is a frighteningly large facility, with over 72 rooms and vast public areas include a huge range of facilities from waterholes to playgrounds. From the lodge, you can look out onto the 2 water holes and see the ever-changing panorama of Africa unfold right before your eyes, during dry periods; the water-hole attracts animals from far and wide. At all times of the day and night, there is a steady stream of wildlife visiting the life-giving water.


    There is a special hide for camera enthusiasts, affording close-up and candid pictures of the wild animals; the hotel stands high above the town of Voi overlooking a vast expanse of the African bush. Minutes' drive takes you to the lodge itself. For visitors arriving by plane, there is also a convenient airstrip, Voi Wildlife Lodge a two-hour drive from Mombasa, and is a great favorite with beach holidaymakers. Voi Wildlife Lodge is accessible both from Mombasa and Nairobi. It lies 165 kilometers from Mombasa along the Mombasa-Nairobi highway. You would require about 1 hour 30 minutes from Mombasa by road. From Nairobi, it will take you about 4 hours by road. There are no schedule flights into Tsavo East National park. But a private charter can land at the airstrip which lies just 4 kilometers from the Voi Safari Lodge. Because of its access (160 Kilometres from Mombasa, 360 kilometers from Nairobi) Voi Safari Lodge is popular with Holiday Makers, and special rates are available for a combined tour taking in Voi Safari Lodge, Ngulia Safari Lodge and Mombasa Beach Hotel at the Coast. Expect perfect peace and tranquility, as it's a popular family holiday destination (kids under 2 stay free, 2-12 at half price). Its saving grace is the water hole, which attracts masses of wildlife. Apart from game drives, there's plenty to do at the Voi Wildlife Hotel. If you're feeling active, there is billiards, badminton, and table tennis, a pool with a Jacuzzi, and a spa. Bringing the kids? Ask about the babysitting services. There's also a children's play area outside and a discovery room inside with wildlife DVDs and games.


    There are specially designed rooms for physically handicapped people near the lobby. Tembo Restaurant offers a unique dining experience with views across the plains of Tsavo East and the nearby waterhole. The restaurant caters for up to 250 persons and offers a wide selection of international and vegetarian cuisine. Bush breakfasts and packed lunches can be also arranged. The Safari Spa Bar and lounge offers a spectacular game-viewing platform both night and day. Designed on stilts overlooking the waterhole, the bar extends into the park allowing one to get as close as possible to the sights and sounds of the African bush. Mandhari Bar provides an alternative setting in which to view game and enjoy a ‘sun downer’ before dinner. There are 88 rooms in (24) luxury, (48) superior and (16) standard room accommodating up to 300 guests. All the rooms have spacious en-suite bathrooms and are furnished in African decor that is replicated throughout the lodge. The luxury rooms comprise two four-poster beds and views of the Savannah, which one can enjoy from the comfort of one’s balcony or terrace. There are a number of rooms specifically designed to cater for disabled guests close to the reception. Facilities – Include the Safari Spa with its steam bath, sauna, jacuzzi, cold bath and five treatment rooms, all designed to cater for one’s health and beauty needs (Spa treatments include: massage, reflexology and aromatherapy), a Health Club comprising a fully-equipped gymnasium, complete with the latest fitness/training apparatus with an adjacent room designed for aerobics and yoga classes. The Chinmaya Conference Hall accommodating up to 250 persons, the conference hall is an ideal venue in which to hold a variety of corporate and private events. The latest conferencing equipment is available on request. Located adjacent to the conference hall, the business centre is equipped with a wide-range of facilities designed to satisfy one’s business requirements whilst staying at the lodge. The boardroom caters for 10 persons and is adjoined by a private office, ideal for small seminars and meetings. The lodge offers a variety of activities for families, including children’s outdoor recreation area, swimming pool and jacuzzi, two badminton courts, a volleyball court as well as table tennis and a pool table. There is also a Discovery Area complete with a mini-library, TV and DVD facilities. Game drives to Tsavo National Park to see game such as elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo, cheetah, crocodile, giraffe, waterbuck, kudu, gerenuk, zebra and Hunter’s Hartebeest.


    Voi Wildlife Lodge Accommodation


    Voi wildlife has 72 fully furnishes and decorates rooms in three categories; standard, superior & luxury. Rooms close to the lobby specially designed for the handicapped. All rooms at the Voi Wildlife lodge have spacious en-suite bathrooms and are furnished in African decor that is replicated throughout the lodge. The luxury rooms comprise two four-poster beds and views of the Savannah, which one can enjoy from the comfort of one's balcony or terrace. Voi Wildlife Lodge also has tents, with en- suite bathrooms. Each tent accommodates two beds and gives you the feeling of camping in the wild. Voi Wildlife Lodge has a number of rooms specifically designed to cater for disabled guests close to the reception.


    Voi Wildlife Lodge Meals


    Paved paths, lit by night, lead from your room to the reception and the Tembo restaurant, which is constructed using local ‘makuti’ thatch roofing. Voi Wildlife Lodge's Tembo restaurant offers a wide selection of international and vegetarian cuisine; Bush breakfasts and packed lunches can be also arranged for your days out on Kenya safari. The Sundowner Bar and lounge have a spectacular game-viewing platform both night and day. Designed on stilts overlooking the waterhole, the bar extends into the park allowing you to get as close as possible to the sights and sounds of the Kenyan bush. Adjacent to the Tembo Restaurant, the Mandhari Bar provides an alternative setting in which to view game or enjoy a after dinner drinks.


    Voi Wildlife Lodge Safari Spa Bar


    Voi Wildlife Lodge Safari Spa Bar and lounge offer a spectacular game-viewing platform both night and day. Designed on stilts overlooking the waterhole, the bar extends into the park allowing one to get as close as possible to the sights and sounds of the African bush.


    Voi Wildlife Lodge Mandhari Bar


    Adjacent to the Tembo Restaurant, the Mandhari Bar provides an alternative setting in which to view game and enjoy a 'sun downer' before dinner.


    Voi Wildlife Lodge Safari Spa


    Relax and rejuvenate in the Safari Spa with its steam bath, sauna, Jacuzzi, cold bath and five treatment rooms, all designed to cater for one's health and beauty needs; Spa treatments include: massage, reflexology and aromatherapy. Spa packages including private consultations can be arranged prior to arrival.


    Facilities at the Voi wildlife Lodge and Safari Spa


    Hotel Voi Wildlife Lodge has a game observation terrace where one can enjoy spectacular views over the waterhole 24hours a day. Newly opened Safari Spa with fully equipped Gym, Aerobics / Yoga, Sauna, Steam bath, Jacuzzi, Cold bath, Massage & a variety of treatments to choose from. Lounge View - Our neighbors are a variety of wild animals that can be viewed from within the Lodge or alternative whilst on a game drive in the Tsavo East National park. Voi wildlife Lodge can arrange morning and afternoon game drives into the parks; guided walks are led by a Professional Safari Guide and accompanied by a Ranger. Other activities including bush breakfasts, sundowners and visits to Voi Town can be organised with prior notice.


    Our Safari Vehicles


    We use fleet of well maintained custom built safaris minibuses and land cruisers all fitted with high frequency radio systems to monitor the progress of our clients while on safaris. they all have pop up roof for clear wildlife views. Our land cruiser is specially made for royal safaris and especial during rain seasons since they are four well drives do deal with inconveniences of getting stuck in the rough countryside during your holiday safaris. We have employed resourceful drivers/guides who are well trained in the Kenya tourist college and they have an experience in our countryside, Flora and Fauna and they speak foreign languages. We embrace the word Team (Together Employees Achieve More) and our Team of experienced staff in the office and the field (drivers) will help you plan your dream Kenya Holiday online and we assure you that we will be with you from the first Day you make your inquiry to the last day of your holiday here in Kenya or Tanzania


    Voi Town


    Voi is a coastal tourist and trading town located on the edge of the Tsavo National Park which has made it popular due to the many local tourists, both local and foreign who visit the national park. It is in Taita Taveta County. The name Voi is believed to have originated from a slave trader called Chief Kivoi who settled near the Voi River about 400 hundred years ago. After his settlement, the town grew as a trade post between the local Taita people, other Kenyan tribes and Arabs. Due to this, the town has grown over the past years. Voi lies at the junction of the railway lines from Nairobi to Mombasa and Taveta. It is also located along the Mombasa road and it a popular stop over for travellers going to Mombasa. Voi town centre mainly has fuel stations, general stores, markets and shops. There are also a few hotels within the town. There is a railway station in the town.


    Tsavo East National Park


    Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya at 11,747 square kilometers. Opened in April 1948, it is located near the village of Voi in the Taita-Taveta District of Coast Province. The Tsavo East National Park is divided into east and west sections by the A109 road and a railway. Named for the Tsavo River, which flows west to east through the national park, it borders the Chyulu Hills National Park, and the Mkomazi Game Reserve in Tanzania. Geography: The Tsavo East National Park can be accessed by three main gates, from Voi through the Manyani gate, from Mombasa through the Bachuma gate or from Malindi through the Sala gate. There are also several airstrips in the park that allow chartered light planes. Inside the park, the Athi and Tsavo rivers converge to form the Galana River. Most of the park consists of semi-arid grasslands and savanna. It is considered one of the world's biodiversity strongholds, and its popularity is mostly due to the vast amounts of diverse wildlife that can be seen, including the famous 'big five' consisting of masai lion, black rhino, cape buffalo, elephant and leopard. The park also is also home to a great variety of bird life such as the black kite, crowned crane, lovebird and the sacred ibis. The slightly larger Tsavo East National Park is generally flat, with dry plains across which the Galana River flows. Other features include the Yatta Plateau and Lugard Falls. Tsavo West National Park is more mountainous and wetter than its counterpart, with swamps, Lake Jipe and the Mzima Springs. It is known for birdlife and for its large mammals. It is also home to a black rhino sanctuary. Archaeology and history: Although a few Early Stone Age and Middle Stone Age archaeological sites are recorded from ground surface finds in Tsavo, there is much evidence for thriving Late Stone Age economy from 6,000 to 1,300 years ago. Research has shown that Late Stone Age archaeological sites are found close to the Galana River in high numbers. The inhabitants of these sites hunted wild animals, fished and kept domesticated animals. Because of the sparse availability of water away from the Galana River, human settlement in Tsavo focused on the riparian areas and in rock shelters as one moves west. In 19th century British and German explorers document people we now refer to as Orma and Waata during their travels through the "nyika," and generally viewed them as hostile toward their interests.


    Beginning in the late 19th/early 20th century, the British began a concerted effort to colonise the interior of Kenya and built a railway through Tsavo in 1898. Legend has it that "man-eating lions" terrorized the construction crews, however modern scholarship attributes the Waata for kidnapping and killing Indian and British laborers in an attempt to stop the unwanted intrusion into their territory. Inevitably, the British colonial authority bolstered security for the construction effort and the railway was built. Major attractions: The Mudanda Rock is a 1.6 km inselberg of stratified rock that acts as a water catchments that supplies a natural dam below. It offers an excellent vantage point for the hundreds of elephants and other wildlife that come to drink during the dry season. Yatta Plateau: The Yatta Plateau, the world's longest lava flow, runs along the western boundary of the park above the Athi River. Its 290 km length was formed by lava from Ol Doinyo Sabuk Mountain. Lugard Falls: Lugard Falls, named after Frederick Lugard, is actually a series of white water rapids on the Galana River. Aruba Dam: Aruba Dam was built in 1952 across the Voi River.


    The reservoir created by the dam attracts many animals and water birds. Mammals Tsavo East National Park is one of the world's largest game reserves, providing undeveloped wilderness homes to vast numbers of animals. A comprehensive list of the animal types found in Tsavo East Park includes the aardwolf, yellow baboon, bat, cape buffalo, bushbaby, bushbuck, caracal, African wildcat, cheetah, African Civet, dik-dik, African hunting dog, African dormouse, Blue Duiker, bush duiker, Red duiker, eland, African elephant, bat-eared fox, greater galago, gazelle, large-spotted genet, small-spotted genet, gerenuk, giraffe, African hare, springhare, Coke's hartebeest, hunter hartebeest, East African hedgehog, spotted hyena, striped hyena, rock hyrax, tree hyrax, impala, black-backed jackal, side-striped jackal, klipspringer, Lesser Kudu, leopard, lion, banded mongoose, dwarf mongoose, Egyptian Mongoose, marsh mongoose, slender mongoose, white-tailed mongoose, black faced vervet monkey, Sykes' monkey, fringe-eared oryx, clawless otter, ground pangolin, crested porcupine, cane rat, giant rat, naked mole rat, ratel, bohor reedbuck, black rhinoceros, serval, spectacled elephant shrew, bush squirrel, East African red squirrel, striped ground squirrel, unstriped ground squirrel, suni, warthog, waterbuck, common zebra and Grevy's zebra. Birds: Over 500 bird species have been recorded in the area, including ostriches, kestrels, buzzards, starlings, weaver birds, kingfishers, hornbills, secretary birds and herons.


    Tsavo West National Park.


    Tsavo West National Park contains a diversity of habitats, wildlife and a mountainous scenic landscape. The Tsavo West National Park is a vast expanse of the savanna stretching from Mtito Andei, along the Mombasa-Nairobi road and south to the Tanzanian border. The North Eastern boundary along the Highway adjoins Tsavo East National Park, but Tsavo West has a more varied topography and a more diverse array of habitats than its neighbor. The park's habitats include open plains alternating with Savannah bush and semi desert scrub, acacia woodlands; rocky ridges and outcrops and more extensive ranges and isolated hills; belts of riverine vegetation; palm thickets and on the Chyulu hills, mountain forest. Tsavo-West National Park has important historic connections as a major battle ground in World War I where British and German troops battled for supremacy. The Tsavo West National park became famous through the notorious "Man Eaters of Tsavo" incident at the turn of the century, when man-eating lions were preying on the workers building the great Uganda Railway. In fact, the carriage from which they pulled a traveler is now on display in the Nairobi Railway Museum.


    This incident was also depicted in the popular movie "Ghost and the Darkness." Tsavo West National Park's landscape is dominated, especially off the hills by the giant baobab, a tree that is reputed to live a thousand years. After the rains, Tsavo West National Park is showered with white and pink ipomoea, the morning glory family, and the acacia trees are festooned in feathery masses of white and pink blossom. The desert rose, somewhat like a miniature baobab, produces fuchsia-pink flowers of striking beauty at almost any time of the year. Visitors can enjoy long walks along the nature trails and explore the Chaimu volcanic crater. They can also explore the Shetani Lava Flow and a variety of caves in the park. There is a quite a variety of wildlife and birdlife in the Tsavo West National park. Over 600 species of birds have been recorded. Moreover, game viewing is fairly easy. Animals include the leopard, cheetah, buffalo, rhino, elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion, crocodile, mongoose, hyrax, dik dik and porcupine. The Mzima Springs is a major attraction for visitors. This is a pool of natural spring water with underwater viewing hides from which one can observe the hippos. The Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary is another safe haven for rhinos. The park offers a number of activities: horse riding, hiking, camping, archaeological and geological safaris with caves to explore and fantastic views across the Amboseli and Tsavo plains. Tsavo West Park Lodges: Ngulia Lodge; Kilaguni Serena Lodge; Severin Safari Camp/Lodge; Finch Hattons. Campsites: Lake Jipe; Kamboya; Royal Little; Simba; Kenge; Kudu. Finally, the park offers excellent views of Mount Kilimanjaro.


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