Tsavo National Park


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Once a man-eaters home

Written on: March 07, 2014   |   I visited in September 2006 The Tsavo National Park remains Kenya's largest and also one of the oldest. Once a mega park, it was later divided into West and East. The boundary lies closely along the Mombasa - Nairobi highway. The west remains the busiest through out the year. It bears the history of man-eating lions where many Indians were killed as they constructed the Kenya-Uganda railway. These lions are still usual inhabitants of Tsavo, but I think they stopped eating people!
The Tsavo West has varied geographical features which also determine the distribution of the wildlife as opposed to the East which is a vast flat land of winding plains. A splendid attraction in the Tsavo West is the Mzima Springs. This is a continuous number of springs which form small lakes of very clear water shaded by huge acacias and fig trees.
As Tsavo is dry for the better part of the year, these springs form a massive attraction for almost every kind of animal in the park. Herds of elephants, buffalo and most of the big animals can be seen as they come in their numbers to drink.
The water also has its resident dwellers, large crocodiles, hippos and some species of fish. A small boat ride in the clear water provides a good sighting of the marine and can provide good photo opps.

Up the park are small and large hills with massive lava flow evident on the roads. History has it that that a massive volcanic eruption occurred barely 300 years ago. The lava is quite young and the neighboring Kamba people still talk of ghosts who thunder at night. Getting off the vehicle sometimes for a small hike gives a cool stretch of the feet.
Most of the animals in this side move in groups and can be sighted from a far.
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Feb 25, 2016   |   Visited: Jan 2016.
While visiting Tsavo East and West for three days, we were really satisfied with the whole journey, the guide we used was very professional and knew a lot of the animals. The driver always drove good and secure. They took good care of us. We were also very satisfied with the lodges. Tsavo is a really exiting park and we promised ourselves that we will have to go ba... read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Jul 31, 2015   |   Visited: Jun 2015.
Tsavo East National Park is one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries known for the vast elephant herds and a variety of wild animals including lions, leopards, cheetah, giraffe, buffalo among other plains game.
Tsavo West National Park also offers tremendous views with diverse habitats, ranging from mountains, river forest, plains, lakes and wooded grassland. Its... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jun 05, 2015   |   Visited: Mar 2015.
Tsavo-East is recommended for photographers with its fabulous light and unbelievable views, in particular the Mudanda Rock and the Yatta Plateau, the world’s largest lava flow. Lugard Fall on the Galana River is remarkable for the shaped water-worn rocks. Game includes: elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, crocodile, waterbuck, kudu, gerenuk and zebra and Hunter’s Harte... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Feb 12, 2015   |   Visited: Aug 2008.
To the south-west of Tsavo East National Park, and on the opposite side of the Trans-Africa Highway, you find Tsavo West National Park. This park is one of the greatest wildlife spectacles that this remarkable country has to offer. Even compared with the spectacular Masai Mara, the wildlife density at Lake Jipe (far to the south on the Tanzania border) is astoundin... read more
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(3/5 stars) Written on: Dec 16, 2014   |   Visited: Sep 2014.
Inside the park itself, Voi Rest House provides accommodation or, more commonly, is used as a lunch pit stop for the safari jeeps. It's a busy place at these times and there can be hundreds of people arriving fairly close to each other. Hotel provides an all you can eat buffet for this service.

Officially, this is outside the Tsavo NP and is on the route from Vo... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Oct 13, 2014   |   Visited: Oct 2013.
We just fell in love with Tsavo West. The arid scenery and the wildlife was off the charts. My next time in Kenya, a huge amount of it will be in Tsavo. We stayed at the Kilaguni Serena and the view was mind blowing. I can't say enough about this massive park. And no crowds which was a huge bonus. read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Aug 04, 2014   |   Visited: Jul 2014.
Tsavo National Park is the largest & most expansive park in Kenya.

It's famous for the man-eater lion of Tsavo and is a combination of Tsavo East & Tsavo West.

It's a must-see when visiting Kenya. read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jul 16, 2014   |   Visited: Jun 2014.
Tsavo east and west together form the largest wilderness reserve.
One of Tsavo's most interesting geographical feature is the Lugard falls where white water rages through a series of spectacular rock formations.
Not forgetting the volcanic Mzima springs, these natural springs produce 50 million gallons of fresh sparkling water daily.

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(5/5 stars) Written on: Feb 03, 2014   |   Visited: Jan 2014.
Tsavo National Park remains the largest park in Kenya; it is famous for the red elephants. Tsavo is divided into two sections: Tsavo East/Tsavo West.Tsavo West National Park is famous for the Mzima Springs,with its unique underwater hippo observatory. The "Big 5" African animals are well represented in these parks, as well as birds and other animals. From Lake Jipe... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jan 20, 2014   |   Visited: Aug 2011.
Tsavo National Park is the largest national park in Kenya and is divided into two parks (East and West) which are divided by the Mombasa-Nairobi railway and road. Located near the coast, the park is most famous for being the home of the Tsavo lions during the construction of the railway. The park has a rich history and I was lucky enough to get a good guide and got... read more
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