Tsavo East National Park

Size: 11,750 sq km (4,536 sq miles)

Tsavo East National Park lies some 290 km (180 miles) south-east of Nairobi and 212 km (131 miles) north-west of Mombasa  It is a vast flat lava plain, broken by the sinuous Galana River, the seasonal Voi River in the southern corner of the park and the Tiva River which meanders in the remote northern reaches.

The jagged cliffs of the 300 km (186 miles) long Yatta Plateau, an ancient eroded lava flow, rise in hazy curves above the tangle of grey-green thorn bush.

Amidst amazing herds of wildlife, beneath vast savannah skies, rejoin the finest of our natural world as you explore one of the last remaining absolute wildernesses on Earth, in primeval solitude.


Tsavo East National Park is home to large families of elephants, constantly ranging over the plains and bush in search of forage and water.

Waterholes are the best place to watch for wildlife as both predators and prey come to drink, hunt and play.  In the bush, watch for the diminutive dik-diks and the regal oryx with their splendid horns.  Rolling savannah, dotted with rocky hills, is the favoured haunt of lion as they trail herds of buffalo, zebra and antelope.

Among many others, mane-less lions, leopard, giraffe, yellow baboon, black rhino, hippo, crocodile, the critically endangered Hirola (Hunter’s hartebeest) and lesser kudu can also be found here.  There are also over 500 recorded bird species.

Best time to visit: All year round.