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Tsavo National Park

  • 28/08/2020

Tsavo being the largest national park in Kenya and one of the largest in the world. The park was split into two due to the railway going from Mombasa to the interior of Kenya.

Tsavo is made up of two separate parks;

  • Tsavo East National Park
  •  Tsavo West National Park

Located in Coast Province of Kenya in between Nairobi and Mombasa.

Size

Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest parks in Kenya, located South East of Kenya near the Town of Voi in the Taita-Taveta District of Coast Province, covering an area approximately 13,747 sq.km.
While the Tsavo West National Park is also located in the Coast Province of Kenya covering an area of 9,065 sq.km.

Tsavo East Features

The slightly larger Tsavo East is generally flat, with dry plains across which the Galana River flows. Other features include;

  • Yatta Plateau.

  • and Lugard Falls.

Tsavo West Features

Tsavo West National Park is more mountainous and wetter than Tsavo East, with swamps, Lake Jipe and the Mzima Springs. It is known for bird life and for its large mammal’s e.g. rhino, Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, hippo and lion.

Access

The parks can be accessed through several gates;

  • Tsavo East can be accessed trough Manyani Gate, Voi Gate, Buchuma Gate and Sala Gate.
  • Tsavo West can be aaccessed through Mtito Gate, Man Eaters Gate, Chyulu Gate and one other near Maktau.

Tsavo National Park is the ideal destination in Kenya for people who seek solitude and privacy as well as the chance to explore the wilderness.

 

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