Theatre Of The Wild In Kenya : A Kenya wildlife safari is one of the finest Africa safari activities to undertake while in Kenya on your Kenya safari. While creating your wildlife safari Kenya itinerary, Tsavo East National Park also referred to as the“Theatre of the Wild” is one of the parks in Kenya that must not be left out in your Kenya wildlife safari itinerary.

Theatre Of The Wild In Kenya

Tsavo East National Park Kenya is one of the oldest and largest African wildlife safari parks in Kenya. With a total area of 13,747 km2, it was founded in 1948. Tsavo East National Park is nine times larger than the Maasai Mara National Reserve, although being less well-known. In fact, the entire Maasai Mara reserve could fit within the southernmost portion of Tsavo East National Park, which is located south of the Voi River.

Though big, not all of the park is open to the public, some areas are designated as “remote animal wilderness” for the Kenyan animals, but there is still a massive area for visitors to enjoy their game drive as they view the wildlife in this park on their visit Kenya.

The park is open from 6.30am to 6.30pm daily,

Climate and weather in Tsavo East Safari park.

Kenya lies across the equator, and Tsavo East National Park is just a few degrees’ latitude south. The temperature is fairly stable year round, but the rainfall varies. The tropical temperature ranges from 27-31°C (81-88°F) during daytime and 22-24°C (72-75°F) at night.

The long rainy season in Kenya endures from March to May and the rainfall. Going on a wildlife safari in Kenya at this time of year is not very fascinating.

October through December is the brief rainy season, although even in this time of year, there are plenty of sunny days suitable for going on safari. Just be prepared for occasional afternoon rains. December through April sees very high humidity.

What to see in Tsavo East National Park Theatre of the Wild In Kenya.

The park kinds an enormous conservation area in Kenya and is home to an extensive variety of wildlife in the park. It is an ecosystem of flat, dry plains, with thorny bushes and swampy marshland near the river. It is overflowing with different Kenyan animals including herds of dust red elephant, Rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, pods of hippo, crocodile, waterbucks, lesser Kudu, gerenuk, Cape buffalo, cheetahs, duikers, African elephants, gazelles, gerenuks, giraffes, hares, hartebeests, hyenas, impalas, leopards, lions, mongoose, black faced vervet monkeys, Sykes’s monkeys, crested porcupines, giant rats, black rhinoceros, squirrels, warthogs, waterbucks, and zebras.

Bird life. This park has a big number of birds. There are 500 known species of birds in the area, including ostriches, kestrels, buzzards, starlings, weaverbirds, kingfishers, secretary birds, herons, red and yellow bishops, goshawks, buffalo weavers, and palm nut vultures, to mention a few. The ideal months to go bird watching safari in this park are October through January.

Theatre Of The Wild In Kenya
Tsavo East National Park Elephants

Other attractions include

  • the Galana River’s Lugard’s Falls, a set of rapids where crocodiles enjoy taking baths.
  • Yatta Plateau is the world’s longest lava flow at 290km long.
  • Mudanda Rock is a 1.6km outcrop of rock, with a dam at its base. This is a prevalent drinking place for animals.
  • Animals and birds searching for a place to drink are also drawn to Aruba Dam.
  • Many guides around the Galana River provide walking safaris.
  • Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary is preventing poachers’ poaching from driving the black rhino to extinction.

How to get to Tsavo National Park Theatre of the Wild In Kenya.</strong>

Tsavo East National Park lies 173 miles to the northwest of Mombasa and 333 km to the southeast of Nairobi. For individuals with limited time, it is the perfect location for a quick Kenya wildlife safari, such as a one-day safari, because it is close to Mombasa and Malindi, two major Kenyan towns.

By Road; Manyani Gate or Voi Gate provide entry to Tsavo East National Park from Nairobi (333 km away). Additionally, Bachuma Gate in Mombasa (173km) and Sala Gate in Malindi (on the north shore) provide entry to the park.

By Air; Tsavo East National Park charters light planes to land at any of the park’s thirteen airstrips located in the north or its six airstrips located in the south. Voi, Aruba, Satao, Sala, Ithumba, Sangayaya, Mopeo, Bachuma, and Cottars are a few of the airstrips.

By Railway; Tsavo East National Park is directly traversed by the Nairobi-Mombasa railway.

 

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