Tsavo East National Park – Largest Park in Kenya
Tsavo East National Park is a perfect spot for people seeking serenity, privacy and ultimate relaxation. It offers an amazing array of attractions, from beautiful falls to wildlife. Tsavo East Park is one of the largest and oldest parks in Kenya.
(Ranked #4 of 16) Kenya Safari & Wildlife
How to get to Tsavo East National Park
Located near Voi town in the district of Taita Taveta, the park encompasses 13, 747 square kilometers. The park derives its name from Tsavo River that flows through the park. You can access the Park by any of the three main gates from Nairobi, Mombasa or Malindi. There are many airstrips in that park that allow chartered planes.
Tsavo East National Park Wildlife
Tsavo East National Park is famous for the large numbers of elephants and buffalo herds. It has some of the strongest biodiversity holds in the world. Majority of the Park area is filled with savanna and semi arid grasslands. You can see a great number of diverse wildlife in the park, which includes black rhino, Masai lion, bush elephant, Cape buffalo and leopard. The park is the habitat of a range of bird species, including lovebirds, crowned crane, black kite and sacred ibis. For more information on African Safari Tours go to African Safari.
Attractions & Activities
The view of elephants rolling, wallowing and spraying water on each other amidst the azure waters of the palm sheltered Galana river is one of the most stunning scenes that can be enjoyed in the Tsavo East Park. One of main gates of the Park- Voi offers convenient access to Aruba Dam, which is frequented by a wide range of animals. It is an excellent destination for game viewing also. The Mundana Rock that towers a natural dam attracts a large number of elephants. You can see the longest flow of lava in the world in the Park. The lava extends to around 300 kilometers. It is a paradise for bird lovers, as it draws a range of migrating birds.
The southern part of the park has scrub covered hills, which offer a very remote feel. The park offers some of the best game viewing opportunities. The watercourses and Kanderi swamp provides ample opportunities to enjoy viewing vegetation and wildlife.
The Park offers numerous accommodation options, which include lodges, tented camps, safari camps, safari lodge and public campsites. Camping, bird watching and trekking are the most popular activities that can be enjoyed here.
Be sure to take picnic items, drinking water, binoculars, hat, sunglasses and camera with you, while visiting the Park.
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Park Contact Information
Tsavo East National Park
PO Box 14,
Other Kenya National Parks
- Nairobi National Park
- Hell’s Gate National Park
- Tsavo West National Park
- Mt. Elgon National Park
- Mt. Kenya National Park
- Lake Nakuru National Park
- Amboseli National Park
- Aberdare National Park
- Sibiloi National Park
- Kora National Park
- Shimba Hills National Reserve
- Chyulu Hills National Park
- Meru National Park
- Ruma National Park