Tsavo National Park is the largest games sanctuary in the world comprising Tsavo East, Tsavo West and Chyulu hills. It is well over twenty one thousand square kilometers and is located half way between Mombasa and Nairobi . Its fascinating, awe inspiring landscape
Tsavo East, Tsavo West, and Chyulu Hills Natioanl Park .
Tsavo National Park is the largest games sanctuary in the world comprising Tsavo East, Tsavo West and Chyulu hills. It is well over twenty one thousand square kilometers and is located half way between Mombasa and Nairobi . Its fascinating, awe inspiring landscape and proximity to Kenya 's coast makes the park a popular safari destination. The game sanctuary is one of the world's leading bio-diversity areas.
It is ideal for photography on account of its unlimited sunlight and the expanse of the Yatta plateau- the world's largest Lava flow. One of the outstanding features of this game santauary is its huge population of red elephants which derive their red coloring from the rich red earth of the pack. Other wildlife to be seen include buffaloes, rhinos, lions, hippos, leopard, crocodiles, waterbucks, kudus, gerenuks, zebras, hartebeests and the hirola antelope that has been translocated to Tsavo occupies its place in the frontiers folklore as a place where two lions killed and ate close to forty Engineers and their crew who were constructing the Kenya-uganda railway during the turn of the century. The man eaters of Tsavo nearly brought the construction work to a halt. The marauding lions of Tsavo have been immortalized in a book entitled,' Man Eaters of Tsavo” written by colonel j.j patterson.
The parks has well over five hundred species of bird which includes ostrich, buzzards and migratory kestrel. Some specific areas of the park are ideal for walking safaris as there are many nature trails and it is possible to explore the famous Chaimu volcanic craters. Chyulu hills and the great Kilimanjaro can be viewed clearly from this park.
Other outstanding features worth seeing include cave and geological formations, Shetani lava and Mzima springs underwater observatory. Accommodation in Tsavo is available in three game lodges, four tented camps, three public campsites, and one special campsite as wellas three self-service bandas. Outside Tsavo West is a private game sanctuary in which are located the luxurious Taita Taita Hills salt lick lodges.