Tsavo East National Park
Dubbed "Theatre of the wild" by the Kenya Wildlife Services, Tsavo East National Park is a true wilderness that teems with all manner of wildlife and birds.
The Joint mass of Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks forms one of the largest National parks in the world and covers a massive 4% of Kenya’s total land area.
Tsavo East National park, the larger of the two, lies to the east of the Nairobi –Mombasa road, equidistant between Nairobi and Mombasa, and offers a vast and untapped arena of arid bush which is washed by azure and emerald meandering of Galana River. Guarded by the limitless lava reaches of Yatta plateau and patrolled by some of the largest elephant herds in Kenya.
Wildlife in Tsavo East National Park
Major wildlife attractions in Tsavo East National Park include lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, buffaloes, Giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, elands and diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded.
Access to Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo East National Park can be accessed by road or air from both Mombasa or Nairobi ;
From Nairobi you can reach Tsavo East National Park throught the Mtito Andei Gates along the Mombasa Nairobi Highway. Tsavo East National Park's Mtito Gate is 233 km South of Nairobi and 250 km North of Mombasa on the main Nairobi- Mombasa Road. From Mombasa you can access Tsavo East National Park through the Bachuma gate - 120 Km or the Voi gate which is 153 km from Mombasa. From Malindi, Tsavo East National Park can be accessed via Sala gate.
Airstrips in Tsavo East National Park include Voi, Aruba, Satao, Sala, Ithumba, Sangayaya, Mopeo, Bachuma
Major Attractions in Tsavo East National Park
- Elephant in Eden - The sight of dust-red elephant wallowing, rolling and spraying each other with the midnight blue waters of palm-shaded Galana River is one of the most evocative images of Africa
- Aruba Dam - The beautiful Aruba dam located on the north bank of the seasonal Voi River, is visited by thousands of animals and a great game viewing destination
- Mudanda Rock - This whale –backed Rock towers above a natural dam, which acts as a draw to thousands of Elephants The longest lava flow in the world- at 300 kilometers in length, the heat shimmering edge of yatta plateau is the longest lava flow in the world and an ornithological paradise that attract migrating birds from all over the world
- Lugard's Falls - Named after Captain Lugard, the first proconsul to East Africa, the falls feature bizarrely eroded rocks through which the waters of the Galana River plunge into foaming rapids and crocodile –infested pools