Tsavo East National Park is located 333km from Nairobi city. The park is a habitat to large animals such as red elephants, buffalos, rhino, lions, hippos, crocodiles, gerenuk and others. Over 500species of birds are available in the park as well. Swampy marshes and thorny bushes occupy a large area in the park. More than 300km stretch of a Yatta define the park plateau, which gives it a plain-like appearance. Travelers coming from Nairobi can access the park via Voi gate or via Manyani gate for those coming from Mombasa. The recently launched railway transport cuts between Tsavo East and Tsavo West making it a suitable medium of accessing both parks.
Tsavo East National Park
- The Park is home to most of the larger mammals, vast herds of dust –red elephant, Rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, pods of hippo, crocodile, waterbucks, Lesser Kudu, Gerenuk and Hirola
- The prolific bird life features 500 recorded species.
- Game Viewing
- Bird Watching
When to Visit
A trip to Tsavo East is best planned in June to October and January to February, when conditions in the park are favorable for wildlife watching. During the peak of the short rains (November) and the long rains (April and May) conditions can be more challenging. The vegetation at these times is denser and animals spread out, which makes spotting them more difficult.