Tsavo East National Park

It is the largest Park in Kenya with an area of 21,812 Km2
Tsavo National Park was divided into East and West for administrative purposes. The two Parks are divided by Nairobi–Mombasa railway /road.

Scenic features
Tsavo East is a very popular Park as is indicated by the high number of tourists. Some of the attractive scenic features include:

  • Large herds of elephants and other wildlife.
  • it is easily accessible by road, air (light aircraft) and railway.
    The Park is a “catchments” for coast resorts’ visitors.
  • Popular legend of Tsavo “The Man-eaters of Tsavo”.
  • Yatta plateau – It is about 290Km long and is one of the worlds longest lava flows.
  • Lugards Falls on the Galana river – This is not a true falls but a series of rapids. Visitors can walk down to the river to view the rapids.
  • Mudanda rock – This is a long rock outcrop that is about 1.6Km long. There is a dam at the base. Animals can be seen drinking. Visitors can walk along the rock and enjoy a cool breeze as well as view wildlife at the base.
  • Aruba Dam – was built in 1952 across the Voi river. The dam attracts many animals and water birds can be seen at this dam.
  • Tsavo/Athi rivers confluence – when the two rivers join they form the Galana river.
  • Elephants, Rhinos, Hirola (Hunters Hartebeest).

 

Accessibility
From Nairobi via Voi through the Voi gate or Manyani gate.
Similarly, from Mombasa via Bachuma gate.
From Malindi, via Sala gate. This road was recently graded and is attracting many visitors from North Coast.There are six airstrips in the southern part of the park and thirteen in the Northern part.

There are no scheduled flights to the Park but chartered light planes can be used