Tsavo National Parks

irukokenyasafaris - Tsavo East National ParkThe historically rich Tsavo National Park – Kenya’s largest park is made up of the Tsavo West and Tsavo East National Parks which lie on either side of the Mombasa – Nairobi rail line and road network. Of the two, the spectacular extensive and open Tsavo East is larger. The Tsavo West National Park is a varied scene teeming with wildlife; showing the Mount Kilimanjaro peaks.
Activities/Attractions:-
– The Yatta Plateau in Tsavo East is the world’s longest lava flow.
– Wildlife Viewing – the water catchment at the bottom of the 1.6km Mudanda Rock outcrop in Tsavo East is a popular place to view the animals as they drink water. There is a remarkable exhibition of elephants in the park. There are also lions, buffaloes, leopards, zebra, the waterbuck, kudu, gerenuk, crocodiles and rhino’s that lodge in the bushes.
– Wildlife in the Tsavo West National Park includes the big cats and big five, black rhinos in the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary, giraffe, zebra, antelopes and other smaller animals like the mongoose, hyrax and porcupine. Unique to the Tsavo West National Park are families of mane-less lions.
– Boating Excursions – Lake Jipe at the border of Kenya and Tanzania (partly set in the Tsavo West National Park), is a place to enjoy boating.
– The Mzima Springs to the north of Tsavo West is an oasis – an attraction where hippopotamus and fish can be observed underwater.
– There are volcanoes and caves in Tsavo West where visitors can go hiking and exploring.
– Hill and rock climbing can be done at the Chaimu, Ngulia Hills and Chyulu Hills.