Tsavo East National Park – Self Drive Trip in Kenya
Tsavo National Park is among the largest National Parks worldwide with an area of 13747km2 in the south eastern part of the country near the border of Tanzania and it is made up of Tsavo West National Park and Tsavo East National Park that is separated by railway. Tsavo National park is one of the oldest National Parks in Kenya situated in the semi-arid previously known as Taru Desert that was opened in 1948 near the town of Voi in Taita Tavet County of the former Coast Province. If a visitor is after wildlife, the best National park he/her would think of must beTsavo National Park. Many visitors came to see mostly the big five animals including, lions, elephants, black rhinos, buffalos and leopards though has many other animals within the park because Tsavo national park is divided into Eat and west National parks
Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest and largest park in Kenya located in the semi-arid previously known as the Turu Desert. Many people describe this park as theatre of the wild famous for the red dusted elephants that prefer rolling in red dusty soil. The elephants enjoy this act with their young ones too. This national park is the largest national park in Kenya covering a total area of 13747 km2. This game park was named after the Tsavo River that crosses from West to East. Within situated the large Galana River formed after the two joined rivers including Tsavo River and Athi River. This park is considered as one of the biodiversity strongholds in Kenya and world at large under the Kenya Wildlife Services. The park has the longest plateau in the whole world of over 300km situated within the Park. Animals here include, elephants, leopard, buffalos, lions, rhinos, crocodiles, waterbucks, hippos, Lesser Kudu, Wild beasts, Gerenuk, Zebras, Giraffes, and many others. The park habituate over 500 bird species and more dry than the Tsavo West
ACTIVITIES AT TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK
On the safaris at Tsavo National Park, visitors get the beautiful scenery experience at the destination of the higher view point that makes a visitor to carry out the activity easily. During Hiking, visitors can also watch wildlife during the course like the roaming elephants in the plains. The national parks have a lot of big rocks that give the visitor the opportunity to climb with the help of the guides and for many times this help in making exercise for those interested in climbing hills Tsavo would be the best place to think about
This is another unique activity done at Tsavo East National Park giving the opportunity to visitors to explore nature. It also brings closer interaction with nature and as many animals are watched during the walk on foot around the park. The activity of natural walks is done in the company of ranger guide who share information about the different attractions that you would need to know more about it. And also they help to protect and give direction to the visitors. Having a visit at this park would leave you the same as you will have a story to tell.
Bird watchers can’t be left out in Tsavo National Park as many bird species of over 300 species exist here such as ostriches, sterling, pied kingfishers, storks, vulturine guinea, lesser kestrel, martial eagles, northern brownbul, red backed strikes, reed warbler, and many others within the National park. Some bird species are said to be migrating from Europe and northern Africa and they are many during November and April many migratory birds tend to have higher number though birds are here and the activity is allowed through the year. Birders are not restricted from carrying their cameras because some unique birds and moments here may need a snap
At Tsavo national park, game viewing is more that you hear or expect, for many years this has been among the top tourist destination worldwide. The park has a lot to offer for the game viewers as most of the big leaders of the jungle are here for example, red dusted elephants, leopards, lions, Hirola, Rhinos, Giraffes, zebras, Hartebeests, Gazelles, Lesser Kudu, Waterbucks, and many others. The wild watching starts early morning and later evening since most animals sleep during sunny in sheds which may make a visitor fail to see some desired animals.
Though exist many activities, visitors shouldn’t miss to visit,
Nothing beats the exploring of the crocodile –infested waters of River Galana. This is formed by two joining rivers of River Athi and River Tsavo. Came and experience the calm waters and have your breath taken away by the dazzling Lugard Falls within
How can a visitor have a visit at Tsavo and fail to came seeing the worlds most prolonged larva flow? The Yatta Plateau is 290km long, making the longest plateau in the w
Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary.
As a way to eradicate poaching/ illegal killing of wild animals, a sanctuary was established to harbor and protect animals like Rhinos and cheetah, leopards, buffalos, hippos, Crocodiles, and lions.
Here at the dam, birders can get the opportunity to watch many birds flying and the fish eaters. Though animal viewers shouldn’t miss coming here because birds and animals came here to take water
First class and cultural accommodation is also one of the best things one shouldn’t miss here like the camping of Finch Hatton, Severin Safari and Ithumba Camp. Other camps like Kilanguni Serena Camp, Lions Buff Lodge, and many others that one shouldn’t miss including first class care.