Tsavo East And West Natioal Park
Details of Tsavo East and West National Park
Land of Lava, Springs and Man Eaters. The twin parks form one of Africas largest wilderness reserves consisting of 10 million acres of pure wilderness made of savannah, range and hills, acacia, montane forest and extensive river system. They cover 4% of Kenya’s total land area of 11,747sq.km in the Southeast of Kenya. Rising to 1,200 m above sea level, it has warm and dry climate and features bushy grasslands, open plains, semi-arid acacia scrubs and wood lands.
The Park is home to most of larger mammals, vast herds of dust red-red elephant, Rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, hippos, waterbucks, Kudus, Gerenuk and Hirola.
Tsavo West Attractions
- Tsavo is a birdwatcher’s paradise.
- Mzima springs offering millions of fresh water every day.
- Recent Volcanoes, lava flows and caves.
- Underwater hippo.
- Fish watching.
- The lions, leopard, cheetah, wild dogs, buffalo, rhino, giraffe, zebra, crocodile, mongoose, hyrax dik dik, lesser kudu and nocturnal porcupine.
- Birdlife Tsavo is a birdwatcher’s paradise with prolific bird life featuring 500 recorded species in the East and 600 in the West. Species include weavers, hornbills, sunbirds, rollers, and raptors.
- The African skimmer, goshawk, red and yellow bishop, palm nut vulture and the white-headed buffalo weaver, woodpecker, sunbird, starling and pigeon, Maasai and Somali ostrich abound along with kori bustard, bateleur, carmine bee-eater and an East African specialty, the vulturine guinea fowl are commonly seen.