Tsavo East National Park

"Theatre of the wild"

The Joint mass of Tsavo West and Tsavo East 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 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

ACCESS:
Roads: the park Mtito Andei Gates is 233 km South of Nairobi and 250 km North of Mombasa on the main Nairobi- Mombasa Road. Distance Nairobi-Mtito Andei: 233 km - Mtito Andei-Voi: 96 km - Voi-Mombasa: 153 km. From Malindi, take the western road (C103) and enter in the park via Sala gate.
Airstrips:  Voi, Aruba, Satao, Sala, Ithumba, Sangayaya, Mopeo, Bachuma, Cottars,

PARK GATES:
Mtito Andei
Voi
Buchuma
Manyani
Ithumba
Sala
 
SIZE / LOCATION:
13,747 sq. km
South East  Kenya, inland from the Coast

CLIMATE:
Warm and dry

SAFARICARD REQUIRED?
Entry is by SafariCard only. Safari cards  may be loaded at Voi Gate

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS:
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
Lugards 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

WILDLIFE:
The Park is home to most of the larger mammals, vast herds of dust –red elephant, Rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard,  pods of hippo,crocodile, waterbucks, Kudu, Gerenuk and Hirola

BIRDS:
The prolific bird life features 500 recorded species.

WHERE TO STAY:

  • In - Park Accommodation
  • Lodges
  • Voi Safari Lodge
  • Kingfisher Tented Camp
  • Ndololo Tented Camp
  • Tarhi Eco Camp
  • Satao Camp
  • Epiya Chapeya Tented Camp
  • Patterson’s Safari Camp
  • Aruba Ashnil
  • Camping Facilities
  • Public campsites: Ndololo Campsite
  • A selection of  special campsites  are available however these must be booked in advance

ACTIVITY OPTIONS:

  • Game viewing
  • Camping
  • Trekking
  • Bird watching

WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU:
Drinking water, picnic items and camping equipment if you intend to stay overnight. Also useful are: binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and guidebooks.

 

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