Tsavo East national park is one of the biggest national parks found in Kenya covering a total surface area of about 13,747 square kilometers and it is one of the oldest national parks in the country, which was established in 1948. This national park is located within Southern region of Kenya close to the coastal part and shares boarders with other countries like; Tanzania. More so, Tsavo East National park is commonly visited and famously known for being the theater of wildlife due to the fact that it harbours large numbers of the red dusky elephants which roll and spray around the termite molds however, around this national park also gives you chances to sight see many other wildlife species.
Tsavo East National park is being managed by the Kenya wildlife service and it was named after the Tsavo River, which transects the park together with the A109 road. However, this national park has a bad history for example; it is recorded that there happened to be the man-eating lions, which came through the park and attacked the workers during the railway construction during 1800s hence leading to the death of many people and contributing a lot towards the delay of the construction process. Tsavo East national park is occupied by so many tourist attractions which lead many tourists to travel and visit the park such as; it is a home to the big five animals such as; buffalos, lions, leopards, Black Rhinos, Elephants among others and it is surrounded by a good semi-arid vegetation with savannah grasslands, riverine forests consisting of tree species such as; Acacia trees, stunning waterbodies such as; Athi River and Tsavo River which act as the main water sources that are found within the park and these two rivers form one river known as; Galana river where many animal species are always spotted as they quench their thirst like; zebras, giraffes, wildebeests among others. more so, Tsavo East National park is harbours a good total population of over 500 bird species, Lugard falls, Yatta plateau, Mudanda rock and the Aruba dam which is known to be one of the oldest dams around the park which was formed during 1952 in river voi.
How to Access Tsavo East National park.
Tsavo East National park is located along the Business centre Mombasa within the Southern part of the park near Voi town in Taita-Taveta County, which is famously known as the former province of the coastal province. For tourists on a wildlife Kenya safari planning to visit this national park can opt to use to the road transport means in order to take a long trip as they enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the country which will cover a distance of about 233 kilometers and 7 to 8 hours’ drive from Nairobi the capital city of Kenya to be able reach the park. Alternatively, they can choose to go for a drive, which will take about 5 to 6 hours from the coastal province within the Mombasa region to be access the park. More so, there are many options of different gates that individuals can use to be enter through the park and these include; the Sala gate, which is found in the western part of the park from Malindi or individuals, can opt to go through the Mtito Andei Gates which is a direct route from Nairobi Mombasa road.
However, for individuals who would wish to skip the long trips can opt to use the air transport means, which are fast hence saving a lot of time. Therefore, individuals can book their flights from Wilson or Jomo Kenyatta international airport. More so, there are more airstrips at Tsavo National park, which operate on a daily basis such as; Bachuma airstrip, Satao airstrip, mopeo airstrip, Voi airstrip and many others.
Things to do in Tsavo East National Park.
Tourists exploring within Tsavo East National park always get chances to embark on several activities like; Bird watching which is best done during the rainy season which is the period when the birds are breeding and nesting. Therefore, tourists can get sight see at different bird species like; rosy-patched bush shrike, black-headed lapwing, Eastern chanting goshawk, vulturine Guinea fowl, red-winged lark, golden pipit, Taita falcon, Taita fiscal, Somali bunting, Night jar, somali ostrich among others. more so, individuals can go for guided nature walks where they can be able to walk through trails as they are being accompanied with park guides, game drives which are best done while using 4 by 4 safari wheels, game viewing where tourists can sight see at animals like; zebras, wildebeests, cheetahs, oribi, dik dik, topi, impala, gazelles, baboons, hyenas, black rhinos, leopards, lions and many others.
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