EXPLORE TSAVO EAST & WEST NATIONAL PARKS WITH BELLA SAFARIS

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TSAVO EAST & WEST NATIONAL PARKS

(Wild, scenic, rugged & teeming with wildlife )

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.

tsavo east highlights & attractions

  • Huge herds of Elephants covered in red dust from wallowing and dust bathing
  • Mudanda Rock – this rock towers above a natural dam which draws many Elephants to slake their thirst every day.
  • Lugards Falls – these falls occur on the Galana River, passing over some interestingly shaped rocks.
  • What to do in Tsavo East National Park – Game drives, bush walks, hiking and rock climbing, horse riding.

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.

 

getting there

The main entrance gate to the park is the Mtito Andrei Gate which is located about 233km (144 miles) from Nairobi on the Mombasa Road.

Airport – As the area is so vast several of the camps and private lodges have their own private airstrips, namely at Aruba, Satao, Sala, Ithumba, Sangayaya, Mopeo and Bachuma.

Top rated safari lodges & safari camps in Tsavo east national park

  • Ashnil Aruba Lodge
  • Satao Camp
  • Sentrim Tsavo Camp
  • Voi Wildlife Lodge
  • Galana Crocodile Camp
  • Ngutuni Safari Lodge
  • Loyk Tsavo Camp

Top rated safari lodges & safari camps 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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