Tsavo East National Park

Tsavo East

“Theatre of the Wild” 

The sight of dust-red elephant wallowing, rolling and spraying each other with the midnight blue waters of palm-shaded Galana River is one of the most evocative images in Africa. This, along with the 300 kilomtere long Yatta Plateau, the longest lava flow in the world, make for an adventure unlike any other in the Tsavo East. The park forms the largest protected area in Kenya and is home to most of the larger mammals, vast herds of dust –red elephant, Rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, pods of hippo, crocodile, waterbucks, lesser Kudu, gerenuk and the prolific bird life features 500 recorded species.

Key features

Wildlife

  • The Park is home to most of the larger mammals, vast herds of dust –red elephant, Rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, pods of hippo,crocodile, waterbucks, Lesser Kudu, Gerenuk and Hirola

Birds

  • The prolific bird life features 500 recorded species.

Protected Area Type

Park Size

13,747 sq. Km

Climate

Warm and dry

What to take with you

  • Drinking water, picnic items and camping equipment if you intend to stay overnight.
  • Also useful are: binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and guidebooks.
  • Bird watching
  • Camping
  • Game viewing
  • Trekking

How to get there

  • Roads: the park Mtito Andei Gates is 233 km South of Nairobi and 250 km North of Mombasa on the main Nairobi- Mombasa Road. Distance Nairobi-Mtito Andei: 233 km - Mtito Andei-Voi: 96 km - Voi-Mombasa: 153 km. From Malindi, take the western road (C103) and enter in the park via Sala gate.
  • Airstrips:  Voi, Aruba, Satao, Sala, Ithumba, Sangayaya, Mopeo, Bachuma, Cottars,

Attractions

  • Elephant in Eden - The sight of dust-red elephant wallowing, rolling and spraying each other with the midnight blue waters of palm-shaded Galana River is one of the most evocative images of Africa
  • Aruba Dam - The beautiful Aruba dam located on the north bank of the seasonal Voi River, is visited by thousands of animals and a great game viewing destination
  • Mudanda Rock - This whale –backed Rock towers above a natural dam, which acts as a draw to thousands of Elephants
  • Yatta Plateau- At 300 kilometers in length, the heat shimmering edge of yatta plateau is the longest lava flow in the world and an ornithological paradise that attracts migrating birds from all over the world
  • Lugards Falls - Named after Captain Lugard, the first proconsul to East Africa, the falls feature bizarrely eroded rocks through which the waters of the Galana River plunge into foaming rapids and crocodile –infested pools

Campsites

Privately Owned Lodges & Campsites

Kingfisher Tented Camp
Ndololo Tented Camp
Tarhi Eco Camp

 

Park Entry Fee

Tsavo East National Park

Citizen

Resident

Non-Resident

Adults

KSH

Child

KSH

Adults

KSH

Child

KSH

Adults

USD

Child

USD

600

250

1,200

600

60

40

* Kindly refer to the document KWS Tarrifs 2016 below for other services and charges 

* This park accepts Safari Cards  

Park Resources

KWS Reservations:

Tel: +254 (20) 6000800, 6002345
Fax: +254 (20) 607024
E-mail:reservations@kws.go.ke

Phone:

020-2608488

020-2080268

Email:tsavoeast@kws.go.ke

Postal Address:

The Warden,

Tsavo East National Park,

P.O. Box 14,

Voi,

Kenya

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