Tsavo East National Park - Kenya
Tsavo East National is famous for it's huge herds of
elephants that are colored red as a result of the color
of the soils in the park
Tsavo East National Park is home to big game including
large herds of Buffalo
Tsavo East National Park is one of Kenya's oldest and largest
parks: covering about 40 per cent of the total area of all
national parks. Its beautiful landscape and proximity to the
Coast make it a popular safari destination.
Tsavo East National Park 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.
Leading tour guides offer private safaris across this area.
Camel safaris are available.
Tsavo East National Park as a safari destination is recommended
for photographers with its fabulous light and fantastic views,
especially the Mudanda Rock and the Yatta Plateau, the world's
largest lava flow. Lugard Falls on the Galana River are
remarkable for the shaped water-worn rocks. Game includes:
elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, crocodile, waterbuck, kudu,
gerenuk and zebra. Aruba hunter's hartebeest, with its
lyre-shaped horns, can also be seen. Home to some of the largest
herds in Kenya, the elephants glow red after dust baths, blowing
the vivid red dust through their trunks over their bodies.
About 500 bird species have been recorded in Tsavo East National
Park including ostrich, some migratory kestrels and buzzards
which stop at Tsavo-East during their long flight south.
Safari Camps and Lodges n Tsavo East National Park