TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK
One of Kenya’s largest and oldest national parks for African safaris is Tsavo East. It was created in 1948 and has a total area of 11,747 km2, albeit not all of it is accessible to the general public. The Kenyan animals have some parts labeled as “remote animal wildness,” yet there is still a sizable region for tourists to travel and enjoy seeing the Kenyan wildlife. The Galana River, the Yatta plateau, and many pools and dams where animals and birds congregate as watering places are important tourist destinations.
HOW BIG IS THE PARK
With a combined area of under 22,000 square kilometers, Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks are the largest in Kenya. Tsavo National Park was separated into east and west for administrative purposes in May 1948, one month after the park’s establishment. The park, which was given its name after the Tsavo River, which runs east to west, is regarded as one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.
NIGHT GAME DRIVE IN TSAVO EAST
The only park in Kenya that allows night drives is Tsavo East National Park. Due to the size of the park, visitors may frequently need to exercise patience when participating in game viewing activities, but the payoff is worth it. The knowledgeable safari guides are conversant with the wildlife of Tsavo, including its migration patterns and periods throughout the seasons. Mudanda Rock, Yatta Plateau, and Lugard Falls are a few of the well-liked sites in Tsavo East.
This area of Tsavo’s terrain is largely level and covered in low, dry vegetation. A beautiful East African beach and bush vacation is made possible by the reserve’s popularity for quick safaris from the Kenyan coast, including Mombasa.
WHAT TO SEE IN TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK
The renowned Big 5 participate in a match in Tsavo East. A few more species that are in high demand include the black rhino, hirola antelope, mongoose, giraffe, bat-eared fox, hyrax, Grevy’s zebra, ground pangolin, Sykes’s monkey, black-faced vervet monkey, and dik dik. The region is home to about 500 different bird species, including ostriches, kestrels, starlings, weaver birds, kingfishers, buzzards, hornbills, secretary birds, and herons.
Because Tsavo lions are traditionally renowned for not having manes (even the males), many lions have been hunted and killed in Tsavo. Since a long time ago, Kenya has prohibited hunting, but because Kenyan settlements are so close to its game reserves, human-wildlife conflict must be carefully handled.