Tsavo East & West National Parks
The twin parks form one of Africa’s largest wilderness reserves. Consisting of 10 million acres of pure wilderness made of savannah, range and hills, acacia, montane forest and extensive river system.
They cover 4% of Kenya’s total land area of 11,747sq.km in the Southeast of Kenya. Rising to 1,200 m above sea level, it has warm and dry climate and features bushy grasslands, open plains, semi-arid acacia scrubs and wood lands.
Tsavo is nearly 22,000km2, being the largest national park in Kenya and one of the largest in the world. The park was split into two due to the railway going from Mombasa to the interior of Kenya.
Tsavo East Features
The slightly larger Tsavo East is generally flat, with dry plains across which the Galana River flows. Other features include the Yatta Plateau and Lugard Falls.
Tsavo West Features
Tsavo West National Park is more mountainous and wetter than its counterpart, with swamps, Lake Jipe and the Mzima Springs. It is known for bird life and for its large mammal’s e.g. black rhino, Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, hippo and Masai lion. There are also other smaller animals that can be spotted in the park, such as the bush baby, hartebeest, lesser kudu and Maasai giraffe.