National Park consists of Tsavo West and Tsavo East
National Park forming one of the largest National Parks
in the world and covers a massive 4% of Kenya’s
total land area. Tsavo National Park is accessed through
Mtito Andei Gate which is 233 km South of Nairobi and
250 kilometers North of Mombasa on the main Nairobi-Mombasa
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National Park encompasses an area of 20,819
square kilometers / 80,382 square miles
and varies in altitude from 230 to 2000 metres. The
combined area of Tsavo East and West National Parks
makes Tsavo one of the world's largest game sanctuaries
larger than Wales in Great Britain or Jamaica in the
about halfway between Nairobi and Mombasa. Tsavo East
is larger and more arid than Tsavo West and is less
to its size the park was split into two - Tsavo
West and Tsavo East - for
easier administration. Tsavo is the ideal destination
for people who seek solitude and privacy as well as
the chance to explore the wilderness.
its proximity to Mombasa (less than 100 km away) it
is also a great safari option for those staying on the
coast or those planning to relax on Kenya's beaches
after a dusty safari. Tsavo also combines well with
the nearby Amboseli National Park.
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Tsavo West National Park is covered in volcanic cones,
rocky outcrops and lava flows. The northern part of
Tsavo West is the most developed in terms of lodges
and infrastructure and has spectacular scenery with
a rolling volcanic landscape carpeted in long grass
and dense bush.
vegetation makes game spotting here a little trickier
than in some of the other parks. The Big Five can be
found in the park along with a fine range of antelope
species. The main attractions of the park are the two
waterhole's, built by the lodges to more or less guarantee
that their guests will be treated to fabulous game viewing.
to visit include the Chaimu Crater and the Roaring Rocks
viewpoint. These are located just southeast of Kilaguni
Safari Lodge; they can be climbed in roughly 15 minutes
and offer sensational views over the plains.
the highway from Tsavo West is Tsavo East. Famous for
its large numbers of elephant and spectacular herds
of up to 1000 buffalo, Tsavo East has more open savannah
than its western sibling.
scrub-covered hills of the southern park have a very
remote feel and the park, despite its great game, does
not attract large numbers of tourists. The best game
viewing is along the watercourses and at the Kanderi
swamp, which is not far from the main Voi gate. Thirty
kilometers from the gate is the Aruba Dam and lion are
commonly spotted around here.
a number of years only the southern third of the park
was open to the public because of the danger posed by
poachers, and visitors were likely to encounter carcasses
of tuskless elephants. In the past the park was hard
hit by poachers who slaughtered horrifying numbers of
rhino, elephant and other species.
at the epicentre of a poaching war which decimated rhino
numbers from approximately 8000 in 1970 to less than
50 two decades later, elephant numbers plummeted from
50,000 in the 1960s to 5,000 twenty years later.
however, the corner has well and truly been turned and
you can be treated to the sight of large herds of 50
or more elephants, which have instinctively retreated
to the vicinity of the lodges where they are assured
are some interesting geographical features in Tsavo,
including the Lugard Falls (this is
actually a misnomer as the 'falls' are in fact a series
of rapids on the Galana River), and the Mzima
Springs (the source of much of Mombasa's fresh
Mzima you can walk down to a large
pool, a favorite hang out for hippos and crocodiles.
There is an underwater viewing chamber where you can
observe thousands of primordial looking fish. Sadly,
you are not going to spot crocodiles or hippos in the
& Reservations for Tsavo
Park located 233 kilometers South of Nairobi and 250
kilometers North of Mombasa on the main Nairobi- Mombasa
Road - Kenya
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: 0721-242-711 (Safaricom) - Kenya