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Tsavo East National Park


Tsavo East and Tsavo West together form one of the world’s largest national parks, covering 4% of Kenya. Tsavo East NP feels wild and undiscovered; its vast open spaces are mesmerizing. The huge, semi-arid wilderness is home to most safari animals, and although wildlife densities aren’t large, spotting animals is always possible here due to the lack of foliage. The park is a stronghold for elephants, and you’ll commonly find them with a reddish appearance from the distinctive red soil of the area. We recommend Tsavo East National Park to our guests because the location offers an inquisitive East African bush and beach holiday experience. Even the most discerning and experienced guests find a landscape that both enchants and excites. Being out in the wilderness ignites your imagination! Travel in the footsteps of early explorers, and feel the same awe and inspiration that only Africa can give you! Because Tsavo East plays an authorized appointment and approval will be required via the trust body.

Best Time to Visit

A trip to Tsavo East is best planned in June to October and January to February, when conditions in the park are favorable for wildlife watching, which is the same in Tsavo West. At other times of the year, conditions will be more challenging. This is particularly the case during the peak of the short rains (November) and the long rains (April and May). The vegetation at these times is denser and animals spread out, which makes spotting them more difficult.

Best Time

June to September and January to February are best for general wildlife viewing (Little rainfall)High Season

December to March and July to October (The reserve never gets very busy)

Low Season

April to June (Low season rates may apply)

Best Weather

June to September and January to February (Little rainfall)

Worst Weather

April (Wettest month)

Getting There

Tsavo East is in southeast Kenya, 325km/201mi from Nairobi and 250km/ 155mi from Mombasa. You can drive to the reserve from Nairobi, Mombasa or another park depending on your itinerary. There are no scheduled flights to Tsavo East, but there are several airstrips available for chartered flights. The distance from Lake Nakuru NP is 450km/280mi and the driving time is about seven and a half hours.

There are no scheduled flights to Tsavo East, but there are several airstrips available for chartered flights. Most people flying from Europe or North America to Kenya enter the country via Nairobi, as this is the biggest transport hub, so there are plenty of ticketing options. The two most useful international airports are: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), 15km/9mi southeast of Nairobi; and the smaller Moi International Airport (MBA), 9km/6mi west of Mombasa.


1, bird watching

2, walking safaris

3, Aruba dam

4 Sedrick waterfalls

5 yatta plateau


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 Hartebeest can be seen with its lyre-shaped horns.

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