Enjoy an Africa wildlife safari in the “Theatre of the Wild”

Enjoy an Africa wildlife safari in the “Theatre of the Wild” : The Wild’s TheatreOne of the top safari activities in Africa to do while on a safari in Kenya is a wildlife safari. Tsavo East National Park, popularly known as the “Theatre of the Wild,” is one of the parks in Kenya that shouldn’t be missed while creating your Kenya wildlife safari itinerary.

Park National Tsavo East The largest and oldest African wildlife safari reserves are in Kenya. It has been around since 1948 and has a 13,747 km2 area. Tsavo East, albeit less well-known, is nine times larger than the Maasai Mara National Reserve; in fact, the entire Maasai Mara reserve could fit in the southernmost portion of Tsavo East National Park, south of the Voi River.

Despite its size, not all of the park is accessible to the general public; some portions have been set aside as “remote animal wilderness” for Kenyan wildlife. Nevertheless, there is still a sizable portion of the park where visitors can enjoy their game drive while viewing the wildlife in this park while visiting Kenya.

Everyday from 6.30am to 6.30pm, the park is accessible.

Climate and weather in Tsavo East Safari park

The Tsavo East National Park is only a few degrees of latitude south of Kenya, which is located across the equator. The year-round temperature is generally consistent, however the amount of rainfall varies. The tropical climate with daily highs of 27–31°C (81–88°F) and nighttime lows of 22–24°C (72–75°F).

Kenya has a lengthy rainy season that lasts from March to May. A safari through Kenya’s animals at this time is not particularly intriguing.

The brief rainy season lasts from October to December, but the weather is still suitable for a safari during this time; just be prepared for some afternoon rains. From December to April, there is a lot of humidity.

What to see in Tsavo East National Park

Theatre of the WildWildlife

The park is home to a great variety of animals and is the largest protected area in Kenya. It is a naturally occurring area of level, dry plains with prickly shrubs and marshy swampland close to the river. It is crowded with diverse Kenyan animals including herds of dust red elephant, Rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, pods of hippo, crocodile, waterbucks, lesser Kudu, gerenuk, Cape buffalo, cheetahs, duikers, African elephants, gazelles, gerenuks, giraffes, hares, hartebeests, hyenas, impalas, leopards, lions, mongoose, black faced vervet monkeys, Sykes’s monkeys, crested porcupines, giant rats, black rhinoceros, squirrels, warthogs, waterbucks, and zebras.

Bird life

There are several birds in this park. There are 500 different bird species that have been identified there, including ostriches, kestrels, buzzards, starlings, weaverbirds, kingfishers, hornbills, secretary birds, and herons, to name a few. The optimum months for birding in this park are October through January.

Other attractions include;

Crocodiles enjoy bathing in Lugard’s Falls, a sequence of rapids on the Galana River.

The 290km-long Yatta Plateau is the largest lava flow in the entire planet.

A dam is located at the base of Mudanda Rock, a 1.6 km long rock formation. For animals, this is a well-liked drinking location.

Additionally, animals and birds in search of a watering hole are drawn to Aruba Dam.

Along the Galana River, a number of guides offer walking safaris.

Due to poachers’ hunting, Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary is preventing the extinction of the black rhinoceros.

How to get there

Tsavo East National Park is located 173 kilometers north of Mombasa and 333 kilometers south of Nairobi. It is ideally located for a quick Kenya wildlife safari, such as a one-day Kenya wildlife safari, for those with limited time because it is close to Kenya’s beaches and other tourist attractions in and around the towns of Malindi and Mombasa.

Via Road

Via the Voi Gate or Manyani Gate, visitors to Tsavo East National Park can reach it from Nairobi (333 km away). The park is also reachable by Bachuma Gate from Mombasa (173 km) and via Sala Gate from Malindi or the north shore.

By Air

Light aircraft that land at any of the park’s 13 airstrips in the north or any of its six airstrips in the south are chartered by Tsavo East National Park. Voi, Aruba, Satao, Sala, Ithumba, Sangayaya, Mopeo, Bachuma, and Cottars are just a few of the airports.

via railroad

The Tsavo East National Park is directly traversed by the Nairobi-Mombasa railway.

What to carry on your safari to Tsavo East National Park

For a day’s animal safari in Tsavo East National Park, appropriate attire should include

Cotton attire, a sun hat, binoculars, cameras, and picnic supplies

camping gear if you plan to spend the night.

Having a bottle of water that has been frozen over night to drink on during the day is also a smart idea. You can drink the wonderful beverage it creates as it melts to ward off heat-related dehydration.

Accommodation in Tsavo East National Park

The lunch buffets at the safari viewing lodges are fantastic, and you may eat them while seeing the animals via the enormous panoramic windows.

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