Join me on a journey around the world
Tsavo National Park is composed of two parks, East and West, and is one of the oldest parks in Kenya. Tsavo East is located southeast of the town of Voi and covers 13,747 square kilometers. Tsavo West is slightly smaller at 9,065 square kilometers.
Tsavo East Is comprised of semi-arid grasslands and savannas, and is the home to more than 500 bird species and 100 mammals, including lions, elephants, leopards, zebras, and giraffes. Other species include the black rhino, cape buffalo, yellow baboons, and gazelles. The park is visited by over 75,000 per year and is managed by a trust which works to preserve the diverse wildlife found in the park.
The most popular features of the park in addition to the wildlife are the Yatta plateau, Lugard Falls, Aruba Dam, and Mudanda Rock.
One of the major draws for this park is its remote location. There are relatively few camps especially in the East, meaning you could drive for hours, see all sorts of wildlife, but never run across another vehicle. From pods of hippos lounging near the Muranda Rock to the short-maned lions named for the park, this is one of the best places to experience Kenya.
I love to travel. But if I can't actually leave home, I love to travel to far-off places by reading about them. Each Saturday, I'll be sharing about a specific place I've been to or someplace I've researched and added to my bucket list. Join me on the journey!