Kenya Destinations Tsavo National Park

Tsavo, Kenya’s largest park, is divided into two sections: Tsavo West and Tsavo East. These parks cover 4% of the country’s total land area and include rivers, waterfalls, savannah, volcanic hills, a massive lava-rock plateau, and a diverse range of wildlife.

Tsavo East, located halfway between Nairobi and Mombasa, is known for its photogenic sightings of large elephant herds rolling and bathing in red dust. The park’s palm-fringed Galana River winds its way through it, providing excellent game viewing and a lush contrast to the arid plains.

The Yatta Plateau, the world’s longest lava flow; Mudanda Rock; and the Lugard Falls, which cascade into rapids and crocodile-infested pools, are among the other attractions.

Tsavo West is wetter and more topographically varied than the rest of the park, with some of the most beautiful scenery in the park’s northern reaches. 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 are among the highlights here.

Because of the dense vegetation, wildlife is harder to spot in Tsavo West, but the stunning scenery more than makes up for it.