Situated to the southeast of Amboseli, Tsavo is Kenya’s largest national park and one of the largest in the world. The Park was opened in April of 1948 and it covers an approximate area of 22,000 km2. It is divided in to two due to the railway that runs through it from Mombasa to the interior of Kenya.
It is home to a multitude of wildlife, such as elephants, buffalo, impalas, giraffe and numerous species of birds not to mention the grandiose landscapes. Tsavo conservation area (TCA) positions itself as a premier tourist destination and it consists of:
Tsavo West National Park
- It covers an area of 9,065 Km2
- High concentration of wildlife and birds
- Spectacular scenery,
- Immense mountains and The Kilimanjaro is seen on clear days.
- The famous Mzima springs.
- Swamps and Lake Jipe
Tsavo East National Park
- Cover s an area of 13,747 Km2
- Plenty of wildlife
- Plateau of savanna .
- Thorny bushes with spectacular giant Baobab trees.
- Galana River
- Yatta Plateau
- Lugard Falls
Chyulu Hills National Park
- Cover s an area of 700 Km2
- Wilderness Habitat
- Breathtaking views
In Tsavo, you will see large herds of red elephants owing to the thin layer of red soil in the area that covers them. There are many interesting geographical features in Tsavo, such as Lugard falls and the Mzima Springs, where an underwater observatory allows you to see hippos, crocodiles and catfish. The Mount Kilimanjaro dominates the western skyline and is visible from everywhere in the plains. Due to consequence of volcanic activity in the past ten thousand years, the Tsavo West National Park is covered with volcanic cones, rocky outcrops and lava flows.
There are plenty of places to stay in the two parks. These range greatly and most of them have a water hole close to the property which draws the wild when they come to drink and cool off giving an enjoyable view by guests.
Attractions of the Tsavo
Birds, black rhino, buffaloes, elephants, cheetahs, gerenuks, hirolas, oryx, kudu hippos, giraffes, leopards and lions.
View of Kilimanjaro.
Thorn bushes, giant baobabs.
Volcanic cones and rocky outcrops.
Shetani lava River,
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