Tsavo East National Park. beautiful landscape and popular tourist destination.


Tsavo East National Park.

Tsavo-East is one of Kenya's oldest and largest parks. Tsavo East National Park beautiful landscape and proximity to the Coast makes it a popular tourist destination. It is one of the world's leading biodiversity strongholds, with bushy grassland and open plains alternating with savannah and semi-arid acacia scrub and woodlands. Green swathes cross the park where river banks give rise to lush vegetation. North of Galana is a true wilderness.


Tsavo National Park was divided into East and West for administrative purposes. The two Parks are divided by Nairobi–Mombasa road. The main river that passes through this park is the River Galana. A variety of animals can be seen: lions, leopard, cheetah, zebras, giraffes, serval, antelopes, kongoni, lesser kudu, oryx, klipspringer, impala, stripped hyena, ostriches, gazelles, buffalos, elephants and many more.

Tsavo East is recommended for photographers with its fabulous light and unbelievable views, in particular the Mudanda Rock and the Yatta Plateau, the world's largest lava flow. Luggard's Falls on the Galana River are remarkable for the shaped water-worn rocks.

Tsavo East is a very popular Park as is indicated by the high number of tourists. Some of the attractive scenic features include:

There are many interesting aspects in the open areas of Tsavo East not least the spine of the Yatta Plateau. Tsavo East has a long stretch of rippling white water cataracts; and a favorite haunt for sunbathing crocodiles. Luggard Falls gush through a small fissure, narrow enough for the foolhardy to leap across, before dropping to Crocodile Point below, where the river changes its name to the Galana. Some of the campsites at Tsavo East include: Galdessa camp, Epiya Chapeyu Camp, Tsavo Safari Camp (Cottars), Satao Camp, Patterson Safari Camp and the Voi Safari Lodge.

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