Tsavo East National Park

Tsavo East National Park

Tsavo East National Park

Tsavo East National park is a famous safari destination for wildlife adventure and nature lovers that lies in southeastern Kenya covering an area of over 13,747 square kilometers making it the largest Kenya national park. Above all both national parks Tsavo East and Tsavo west national park form the bigger game reserve sanctuary in Kenya with a total occupying 21,000 square kilometers. The park comprises of open savannah grass land and water source that makes Tsavo one of the best safari destination for wildlife viewing. The park features with high population of wild mammals and over 500 bird species to be spotted in here on your safari to Kenya Country.

Attractions in Tsavo East National park are composed of physical features, birds and wild animals.

  • River Galana: River Galana has been existing for years and it offers wondrous view of Lungard falls, crocodiles and number of animals can be seen along the river banks linking for water. Some of animals to sight see include elephants, lions, Kudus, dik dik, leopards, hippos and crocodiles.
  • Kanderi swamp: This water source is found in Tsavo East which provides a rewarding view of lions and elephants which come here to quench their thirsty and mud bath.
  • Yatte plateau: Yatte plateau lies near Garana river and popularly known as world’s longest lava that runs along the western boundary of the park.
  • Aruba Dam: Aruba Dam looks beautiful and attracts number of animals and water bird species.
  • Mammal species: Tsavo East National Park is a home to bio diversity species which makes it one of the world’s largest game reserve that offers undeveloped wilderness homes to vast numbers of mammals and such animal species to be spotted include ;Lions ,leopards ,elephants ,buffaloes ,rhinos ,blue duiker ,African wild dog ,African cheetah ,giraffes ,African savannah hare ,Common eland ,aardwolf ,banded mongoose ,Coke’s hartebeest ,gerenuk ,common genet ,African wildcat ,African dormouse ,warthogs ,ground pangolin ,elliosen waterbuck ,hunter’s hartebeest and many more.

Tsavo East National Park-Activities

  • Game drive viewing: The park offers amazing view of different wildlife species which can be done in early morning when the sun has just risen out, evening game drives ,night game drive and full day game drives .On your morning game drive you can be able to view variety of species such as elephants ,waterbucks ,impala ,spotted hyenas ,buffaloes ,baboons ,warthogs ,giraffes ,marsh mongoose many more .During night game drive you can be able to see nocturnal  animals like bush baby ,predators like leopards ,lions falling on the backs of small species.
  • Camping: Camping in Tsavo ground allows travelers to spend the night in the wild as you can be able to enjoy the roaring of lions in the bush as well as enjoying the beauty of African sky.
  • Hot air balloon: It’s amazing to adventure African wilderness in the sky has you get rewardable with aerial viewing of animal species such as elephants, buffaloes, birds of the air.
  • Cultural dances: The park is surrounded with Masai people who offer unique traditional culture. This is one of the unique culture in the world and what makes them to be unique their dressing code, traditional dance is interesting as they dance jumping up and down which is so rewarding to the tourists.
  • Bird watching: Tsavo East national park is a home to over 500 bird species which can be spotted around the savannah grass land, swampy area and such species include Somali bunting, Slender-tailed nightjar, Taita falcon, Taita fiscal, Rufous chatterer, pangani long claw, Northern brownbul, Fischer’s starling, African finfoot, Vulturine Guinea fowl, Somali Ostrich, Somali bee-eater, Red-bellied parrot, Martial eagle, Black faced sandgrouse among others.

Best time to go to Tsavo East National Park

Tsavo East national park is visited all year around but the best time for game viewing is during dry seasons which starts from December to Mid- March and June to October when the park is dry. Birding is best enjoyed in wet season when the migratory birds have arrived in the park which starts from April to June and October to November.

Tsavo East –Accommodations/Lodge /Tented camps

Camping in Tsavo East is one of the major experiencing activities done in here and below are some of the Midrange tents and luxury tents and they offer spectacular viewing of beautiful nature around and such safari tented camps include; Galdessa safari camps, Satao camp, Patterson Safari camp, Crocodile Camp.

While on safari tour at Tsavo East a traveler can sleep in unique safari lodge but the price will matter on traveler’s wallet. These include; Voi Wildlife lodge, Tsavo Safari Camp, Kipalo Hills, Kilalinda Luxury lodge, Aruba Ashnil lodge. 

Getting to Tsavo East National Park

One can get to Tsavo East national park by road while driving from Nairobi city using Mombasa road in order to access Mtito Adei Gate it take a distance of about 240kilometers.Then to reach Tsavo Gate it cover a distance of 290kilometer. Note that, road transport is extremely rewarding with beautiful scenery of landscape and the country sides.

Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo East National Park

Air transport

Alternatively, you can decide to fly to one of park’s airstrip in less than 40 minutes can be Voi Airstrip.

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