Kenya’s largest park, Tsavo, is sliced in two: Tsavo West National Park and Tsavo East National Park. Together these parks comprise four percent of the country’s total area and encompass rivers, waterfalls, savannah, volcanic hills, a massive lava-rock plateau, and an impressive diversity of wildlife.
Tsavo East is famous for photo-worthy sightings of large elephant herds rolling and bathing in red dust. The palm-fringed Galana River twists through the park providing excellent game viewing and a lush counterpoint to the arid plains.
Other highlights here include the Yatta Plateau, the world’s longest lava flow; Mudanda Rock; and the Lugard Falls, which spill into rapids and crocodile-filled pools.
Tsavo West is wetter and topographically more varied, with some of the most beautiful scenery in the northern reaches of the park. Highlights here are Mzima Springs, a series of natural springs with large populations of hippos and crocodiles; Chaimu Crater, a great spot for seeing birds of prey; and Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary.
Wildlife is not as easy to see in Tsavo West because of the denser vegetation, but the beautiful scenery more than compensates.
Top rated hotels in Tsavo East and Tsavo west National Park
Top rated hotels in Tsavo East National Park:
Ashnil Aruba Lodge
Sentrim Tsavo Camp
Voi Wildlife Lodge
Galana Crocodile Camp
Ngutuni Safari Lodge
Loyk Tsavo Camp
Top rated hotels in Tsavo West National Park:
Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge
Severin Safari Camp
Finch Hattons Luxury Camp
Ngulia Safari Lodge
Rhino Valley Lodge
Voyager Ziwani Tented Camp
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