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Tsavo East National Park, Kenya

Tsavo East National Park

"TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK, KENYA - THEATRE OF THE WILD"

The joint mass of Tsavo west and Tsavo east National parks forms one of the largest park in the world and covers a massive 4% of Kenya ’s total land area. Tsavo eat, is 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 the azure and emerald meanderings of the Galana river ,guarded by the limitless lava reaches of the Yatta plateau and patrolled by some of the largest elephant herds in Kenya.

WHAT TO SEE

Elephant in Eden

The sight of dust-red elephants wallowing ,rolling and spraying each other with the midnight blue waters of the 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 makes a great game-viewing destination.

Mudanda Rock

This whale-backed rock towers above a natural dam, which acts as a draw to hundreds of elephant There Longest Lava Flow in the world At 300 kilometers in length, the heat-shimmering edge of the Yatta Plateau is the longest lava flow in the world and an ornithological paradise that attracts migrating birds from all over the world.

Lugard’s Falls

Named after Captain Lugard , the first proconsul to East Africa, the falls feature a bizarrely eroded rock neck through which the waters of the Galana River plunge into foaming rapids and crocodile- infested pools.

Spectacular Voyages of Discovery

Tsavo East offer some of the most magnificent game driver in the world-the vast herds of dust-red elephant ,fat pods of hippo, giant crocodile ,pride of lion, cheetah ,leopard and kaleidoscope of bird life are set against a blazing backdrop of endless bush.

FACT FILE OF TSAVO EAST 

  • Altitude: 150-1,200 meters above sea level.
  • Area: 11,747 squared. Kilometer. Location: south- west Kenya. Inland from the coast .Distance from
  • Nairobi: 232km(Mtito Andei Gate)325km(Voi Gate).
  • Gazetted: April 1948.
  • Climate: warm and dry.
  • Vegetation: One of the planet’s last biodiversity strongholds, the park features bushy,grasslands, open plain, semi-arid acacia scrub and woodlands.
  • Fauna: Including elephant,rhino, buffalo,lion,leopard,crocodile, waterbuck,kudu, gerenuk, zebra and hunter’s hartebeest.
  • Birds: The prolific birds life features 500 recorded species.
  • Roads: The roads are well graded and maintained.
  • By Air: There are several airstrips in the park

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