Tsavo National Park is the largest National Park in Kenya it was established in 1948 and it is commonly known as the Theatre of the wild best for those interested in seeing all the Big 5 animals. The Park is divided into East and west intersected by the Nairobi to Mombasa railway and road. The park has interesting and diverse habitats, wildlife and scenic mountain landscapes. Tsavo East is an easily accessible and popular park attracting large numbers of tourists annually. Its scenic features include its large herds of Elephants and other wildlife and its striking natural landscapes and structures. Tsavo west has a more varied topography and more diverse array of habitats than Tsavo East National Park. Safari in Tsavo will give you an opportunity to explore both sides of the park, wildlife including all the Big 5 animal and Cheetahs, its pristine habitats including open plains alternating with savannah bush and semi-desert scrub and acacia woodlands providing you with great scenery to shoot.
Where to stay in Tsavo National Park
Lodge options to stay in during your visit to Tsavo range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Contact us here for details. Accommodation options in Tsavo National Park include Patterson Safari Camp, Galdessa Camp, Kilaguni Serena Lodge, Ngulia Lodge, Severin Safari Lodge and Voi Safari Lodge.
How to get to Tsavo
By road: Tsavo East National Park is easily accessible on tarmac from Nairobi 233km south via Mtito Andei Gate and 25okm north of Mombasa on the main road from Naironi to Mombasa. For Tsavo west National park the main access routes are through Chyulu Gate from Amboseli and Miti Andei Gate.
By Air: There are daily scheduled flights from Nairobi and Mombasa to airstrips Kamboyo, Kilaguni, Tsavo Gae, Jipe, Kasigau, Finch Hattons, Ziiwani and Maktau.
What is the best time to visit Tsavo?
Safari and wildlife viewing in Tsavo is done throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is relatively drier than March to May and November.
What to see in Tsavo National Park?
Tsavo National park is best known for its large herds of Elephants and other wildlife which include Leopards, Cheetahs, wild dog, buffaloes, rhinos, giraffes, zebras, lions, plains game, crocodiles, mongoose, hyrax, dik-dik, lesser kudu and porcupine. The park also has a prolific birdlife with over 600 recorded bird species.
The park is also home to the beautiful Yatta plateau which is about 300 km in length is one of the world’s longest lava flows. Lugard falls on the Galana River, Caves with potential for geological and cave exploration and hiking, Mzima springs and underwater hippos and fish watching, Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary, Lake Jipe, Mountain Kilimanjaro, diverse birds and plan species.