Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo-East is one of Kenya's oldest and largest National Parks: covering approximately 40% of the total area of all of Kenya's National Parks. Its beautiful landscape and proximity to the Coast make it a popular safari destination. It is accredited as one of the World's leading bio-diversity strongholds, bushy grassland and open plains alternating with savannah and semi-arid acacia scrub and woodlands. Green swathes cross the Park where the river banks give rise to lush vegetation. North of Galana is a true wilderness. A number of leading tour guides offer private safaris throughout this area, camel safaris are a feature.
Tsavo east national park is the ideal place to experience the magic of African wildlife! whilst staying in Kenya on honeymoon, we decided to take a saafari trip and chose Tsavo east primarily because of its position in relation to our hotel on diani beach. Tsavo east is not as large as the more well-known Masai mara reserve. there is every species on offer with the exception of flamingos.
Ongoing Tourist Activities
Walking Safaris along the Galana.
Tourist guidance while in Tsavo
The weather in Tsavo is pleasant most of the year.
There are two rain seasons. The long rains generally come in March – May and the short rains from October – December.
It is forbidden to travel in an open vehicle while in the Park.
Stay in your vehicle all the time. Get out only at designated areas.
Off road driving is not allowed. View the wildlife from a distance with binoculars.
Off road driving destroys vegetation, might kill wildlife and could interfere with the daily routine of animals. The tracks formed become an eyesore.
Animals have a right of way. Do not harass them or make loud sounds – this might scare then and make them nervous. Patience pays!
Remember not to litter.
Remember: Do not take away anything, but photographs and leave nothing behind but footprints.