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Overview

Lying on the eastern side of Kilimanjaro and towards southeastern Kenya, the Tsavo National Park is one of the largest national parks. The vast land premises of Tsavo spreading to an area of 8,036 square miles are further divided into two parts as the Tsavo East and Tsavo West. The eastern part of the national park, the Tsavo East houses an abundance of wildlife with lush and dense vegetation. Counting from the big five to the species of Masai Giraffes and zebras with the big cats, the region is greatly recommended for the Tsavo East safari tour. The flat surface with the largest river flowing in the centre, Tsavo East National Park is preferred the best to capture the sight of endangered hirola. The safari at Tsavo West National Park is known for an abundance of wilderness that supports a great flora and fauna. The diverse species of birdlife and the concentrated population of wilds like the lion, hippopotamuses, buffalo, antelope and much more can be spotted roaming around the western border of Tsavo National Park. The known landmark of Mzima Springs with other waterholes and springs aid more to the wildlife watching. It is the vast savanna of Tsavo National park that makes it a real destination for an unforgettable safari.

Places To visit In Tsavo National Park

Crocodile Point (Tsavo East)

The perfect place to spot the crocodiles, Crocodile point is the major attraction at Tsavo East National Park, lying near the Galana River. The sandy beaches, the rapids and the lush vegetation supported by the river flowing there, make the place perfect for the hippos and crocodiles.

Kanderi Swamps (Tsavo East)

The Kanderi Swamps attracts the tourists at Tsavo East National Park to spot the magnificent population of the giant elephants and lions. Moreover, the swamp offers a scenic backdrop with green surroundings and hills lying at a distant.

Mudana Rock (Tsavo East)

Spot the concentrated population of the elephants and the predators like Leopards during the Tsavo East safari at Mudana Rock. The rock soaring over the natural dam is stretching to a distance of 1.5 km that attracts the wildlife during dry seasons.

Lugard Falls (Tsavo East)

The multi hued rocks and the roaring echo of water make Lugard Falls a stunning tourist spot at East Tsavo National Park. The eroded rocks, the deep gorges and natural canyons formed by the waterfall add more beauty to the region.

Galana River (Tsavo East)

The Galana River makes the most visited spot of Tsavo East National Park with the Lugard Falls and the Crocodile Point. The point makes the perfect spot to capture the sight of lesser kudus, dik-diks, water bucks and hippos.

Lake Jipe (Tsavo West)

The migratory birdlife, the dense population of crocs and hippos with the herd of huge elephants, the Lake Jipe is one of the major attractions falling in the west Tsavo national Park region. The shallow lake of Jipe forms the border Kenya and Tanzania.

Shetani Caves (Tsavo West)

The caves lying at the Tsavo West National Park are formed due to the volcanic activity of the region. Featuring the sharp rocks and the population of the hyena as the main characteristic, one can plan for a guided tour at Shetani Caves.

Nagulia Hills (Tsavo West)

The Nagulia Hills is known as the flyway for all those seasonal and migratory birds with a height of 1800 km. The hills are the major point of attraction for tourist visiting the Tsavo West National Park that offers a scenic landscape and guided trail for hiking.

Mzima Springs (Tsavo West)

The Mzima Springs is the popular spot at Tsavo West National Park that is also the source of freshwater in the entire region. The spring houses the majority of crocodiles, hippos and some birdlife along with a passage to an underwater chamber where you can spot some usual fish species.

The Poacher’s Lookout (Tsavo West)

The popular viewpoint at Tsavo West National Park, the Poacher’s Lookout is best to capture the panoramic view of the entire national park. The hilltop also offers the glimpse of Amboseli and the Mt Kilimanjaro.

Best Time To Visit Tsavo National Park

For the Tsavo National Park tour, the months of June to October and from January to February are best time for the safari tour. Tsavo national park experience a dry climate during the month bringing the majority of the wilds near the waterholes that makes safari at Tsavo National park best during the time. The high wet season as November, April to May does not make the time ideal for Tsavo due to dense vegetation. You can visit the national park at any period of time expect for the wet seasons to spot the majority of animals dwelling. With a dry and pleasing climatic condition, the season from May to October are considered best to visit Tsavo National Park.

Things To Do In Tsavo National Park

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Game drives

The game drives at Tsavo National Park is the best to get close to the wilds dwelling in the region. The guided safari tours are organized during the morning and afternoon time hours you can spot the animals like elephant, zebra and lot more dwelling there.

Bird Watching

Bird watching at Tsavo National Park is definitely the best experience, especially during the migratory season between October and January. The park houses the species of goshawks, bishops, African skimmers with the population of ostriches, secretary birds and more.

Rock Climbing at Tsavo

The landscape of Tsavo has some incredible cliffs and hills where you can enjoy the guided rock climbing session over the solid walls. The top view offers the climber to explore the vast plains of the park laced with the population of elephants.

Exploring the savannah of Tsavo East National Park

The east Tsavo adorns the beauty of lush vegetation with the endemic herbs, plants and grass for a complete savannah Tsavo safari. The open plains and vast spreading Savannah of the east Tsavo make the region an ideal spot to capture the sight of elephants.

Tracking the crocs

The Tsavo National Park beholds the beauty of water bodies, water holes and springs where one can chase the water beast. The crocodile point near the Galana River is one of the best Tsavo attractions to get a glimpse of crocodile resting along.

Guided walking tour

A guided walking tour amidst the wild habitat of Tsavo national park is the best activity to do during the tour. Not just walk and explore the creature dwelling near the trails, but the tour will let you learn more about their wild environment and behaviour.

Hiking trails at Tsavo

The Tsavo National park houses some amazing hiking trails like the Ngulia Hills where you can hike up and explore the vast plains and savannah of the Tsavo. Climb up the hills and witness the vegetation and villages lying adjacent to the rolling hills.

Boat rides at the Tsavo National Park

A boat ride at Tsavo along the Lake Jipe is the best thing to do during the Tsavo National Park tour. The lake is best to spot the population of the crocks and the hippos with the group of zebras and elephants that gather there to drink water.

Sightseeing at the Tsavo

The Tsavo National Park is not just the best place to explore the wildlife but beholds the beauty of a magnificent landscape, hills and water bodies. The Roaring Rocks and the Chaimu Crater can be counted as the best place to view the beauty of Tsavo.

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How to Reach Tsavo National Park

There are routes connecting the Tsavo National Park with the part of Nairobi, Mombasa and parts of Kenya. The distance from varies from the relative destination that one can pick depending on the tour.

Via flight- There are no direct flights to reach the Tsavo National Park but one can board the flight for Nairobi or Mombasa. These airports operate the short charter flights that are connected with the lodges at Tsavo National Park.

Via Land- There are land routes that are connecting the Tsavo National Park to the rest of Kenya. Nairobi, Mombasa and Lake Nakuru are the most preferred driving routes to reach the Tsavo national Park at Kenya.

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