Tsavo West and East National Parks
Tsavo East and West National Parks lie south-east of Nairobi on the main road to Mombasa. Combined they form one of the largest game sanctuaries in the world.
Tsavo East, the larger of the two, offers an untouched African landscape where huge herds of dust red elephant roam. Plains game including buffaloes, impalas and giraffes as well as lion and leopard can be found in this semi arid area. The Galana River flows through the park and is home to hippos and crocodiles. More than 500 species of birds have been recorded.
In contrast Tsavo West has a more dramatic landscape with emerald green hills, lava flows, swamps and open plains with views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Wildlife is prolific and the numerous waterholes attract elephants, zebras, wildebeest and giraffes as well as predators. There is a rhino sanctuary at Ngulia and the underwater viewing hide at Mzima Springs is not to be missed.
With easy access from Mombasa, a short safari in Tsavo is an exciting addition to a beach holiday on the exotic Kenya coast.