Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya and it is located near Voi town just 2 hours hours drive from Mombasa. The park lies equidistant between Nairobi and Mombasa.
Tsavo East is generally flat, with dry plains, hills and scattered acacia scrubland.
The park is a must for professional photographers for its landscapes, its lighting and is famous for its large herds of big mammals (such as elephants, buffalos and lions).
Tsavo East National Park Attractions
- Mudanda Rock - a 1.6 km inselberg of stratified rock that acts as a water catchment that supplies a natural dam below. It offers an excellent vantage point for the hundreds of elephants and other wildlife that come to drink during the dry season.
- Yatta Plateau - the world's longest lava flow, runs along the western boundary of the park above the Athi River. Its 290 km length was formed by lava from Ol Doinyo Sabuk Mountain.
- Aruba Dam - was built in 1952 across the Voi River. The reservoir created by the dam attracts many animals and water birds
- Wildlife - Tsavo East National Park is one of the world's largest game reserves, providing undeveloped wilderness homes to vast numbers of animals some of which include four of 'Africa's Big Five' - Elephant, Buffalo, lion and leopard, zebras, giraffes a wide variety of antelopes and bird species
Safari Tours to Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks, Kenya
Safaris to Tsavo East National Park are most commonly combines with tours toTsavo West National Park, Taita Hills Game Sanctuary or Amboseli National Park - or what is commonly referred to as the Southern Kenya Safari Circuit.
Sample Safaris to Tsavo East National Park include
- 2 Days Tsavo East Safari, Kenya
- 3 Days Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Park Kenya Safari
- 3 Days Tsavo East and Amboseli Kenya Safari
- 4 Days Kenya Safari to Tsavo West, Amboseli and Tsavo East from Mombasa
- 5 Days Kenya Safari from Mombasa to Tsavo East, Amboseli, Tsavo West and Taita Hills Salt Lick Game Sanctuary
Safaris to Tsavo East National Park (or any of the parks in the Southern Kenya Safari Circuit) can begin from;