Tsavo East National Park
Area: 11,747 square kilometers
By Road : 6-7 hours from Nairobi
One of Kenya's oldest and largest National Parks, covering approximately 40 per cent of the total area of all Kenya's National Parks. It is accredited as one of the world's leading biodiversity strongholds, with bushy grassland and open plains alternate with semi-arid acacia scrub and woodlands. Green swathes cross the park where river banks give rise to lush vegetation. North of Galana is a true wilderness.
Bushy grassland and open plains alternate with savannah and semi-arid acacia scrub and woodlands and recommended for photographers with its magnificent landscapes.
The Yatta plateau is the world's largest lava flow. Game include : elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, crocodile, waterbuck, kudu, gerenuk and zebra. It is a home to some of the largest herds of elephants in Kenya. 500 bird species are recorded including ostrich and some migratory kestrels and buzzards stop at Tsavo-East during their long flight south.
National Parks & Areas Of Interest