Tsavo East National Park is huge. Over 11,747 square kilometers of
bushy grasslands, open plains, and semi-arid acacia scrub make up Kenya's oldest
and largest Game Park. Tsavo is credited with one of the world's leading biodiversity
strongholds. From red brown rivers surrounded by green grass and doum palms, to
the endless plains covered in red dust, with a single surviving acacia tree, the
scenery is constantly changing.
Tsavo's stunning views over the plains of Africa include the Yatta Plateau,
the largest lava flow in the world, Mudanda Rock, which resembles a smaller version
of Ayers Rock, and the incredible Lugard Falls. Tsavo receives very little
rain, and the brilliant sunshine and fantastic scenery make it perfect for those
interested in photography.
If the scenery isn't enough for you, don't worry! Tsavo abounds with elephant,
buffalo, giraffe, and lion. And while you are chasing the big ones, there
are always waterbuck, gazelle, zebra and kudu to watch. Not to mention over 500
species of birds!
Ever seen a pink elephant? In Tsavo you will see nothing else. Covered
in a fine layer of red dust to stop the biting insects, Tsavo's elephants are
certainly not gray! With over 4,000 elephant in the area, this is the park to
visit if elephants are your passion.