Safari in Kenya’s Largest National Park, Tsavo

June 5, 2014 by


Tsavo National Park in Kenya is large, almost 22,000 km, and has been broken into two sections: Tsavo West and Tsavo East. It offers classic savanna of rolling grasslands and open woodland with an arid dusty landscape in the dry season that transforms to lush green after the rains.


What You’ll See at Tsavo National Park

Tsavo National Park is the place to go for visitors who want to see big game without the crowds. Because much of the Park is undeveloped, it’s an ideal choice for a game viewing safari and yet it isn’t one the popular Kenya safari circuits so it’s less crowded than parks like the Masai Mara.

Tsavo West

If you’re looking for convenience as you “rough it,” the most developed part of the Park is the northern section of Tsavo West.

It features a nice selection of lodges as well as infrastructure and yet still showcases stunning scenery with an undulating, rocky landscape covered in long grass and dense scrub. This thick blanket of vegetation makes it harder to spot animals in some of the more open parks, but the Big 5 and other species including antelope, hippos, and a wide variety of birds can be seen in Tsavo West.


Tsavo East

The less developed Tsavo East is located across the highway from Tsavo West. It is well known for the vast numbers of elephants and buffalos which can be seen in large herds of up to 1,000. Tsavo East offers a flatter, drier terrain and more open savannah which makes it easier to view the animals, especially as they gather around water sources.

African Safari Packages & Tours

Africa is famous for its wildlife. Several Safari packages and tours are available including family friendly holidays. Packages offer itineraries that specialize in spotting the Big 5, along with adventure tours, luxury train journeys, and golf safaris.

Even classic safari and beach vacations and honeymoons can be scheduled. For camera buffs, look for a photographic safari. Africa really does offer something for everyone.

Photo credits: Paul Mannix, Marcel Oosterwijk, whiteafrican

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