Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya at 13,747 square kilometres. Situated in a semi-arid area previously known as the Taru Desert it opened in April 1948, and is located near the town of Voi in the Taita-Taveta County of the former Coast Province.
The park is in southwest Kenya between Nairobi and Mombasa. It’s relatively close to the beaches of the Kenya Coast and can easily be a 1-day safari for those who wish a quick getaway.
The park is open year-round and always accessible. Hours are 06:00 hrs. to 18:00 hrs. daily. Note: One can only walk or hike in designated areas and only in the company of a Kenya Wildlife Service ranger.
By road – you can book a tour with Kenya Tru Nomads Safaris from the coast or Nairobi.
Air – chartered aircraft can land at any of the park’s multiple airstrips.
Railway – take the Nairobi-Mombasa railway which runs right through the park.
The elephants! Rolling in the red-dust soil, spraying each other and herding at such watering holes as:
Mudanda Rock – This is a 1.6 km whale shaped rock towering over a natural dam. The life-giving waters here attract hundreds of the park’s elephants
Aruba Dam – is a man-made dam of great aesthetic charm and an immense conservation area. The thousands of animals here create a perfect platform for wildlife viewing
Lugard’s Falls – in this oddly eroded natural structure, the Galana River actually disappears into a narrow rocky groove. You can stand astride both sides of the falls and view its plunge into the rapids and pools below, filled with awaiting crocodiles
Walking safaris – get out of your safari vehicle and feel the land beneath your feet on a guided walking safari along the Galana River.
Whether you come to Tsavo East for an afternoon or several days, there’s so much here to enjoy and remember. The birds, the elephants, lion, leopard and giraffe. This is Africa at its most wild and yet its most accessible. Kenya’s largest park awaits your arrival