Tsavo East National Park

Tsavo East is generally flat with dry plains across which the Galana River flows.
Feature attractions include the Yatta Plateau, Lugards Falls, Mudanda Rock and Aruba Dam.

TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK

Destination Overview

Oldest and largest African safari parks in Kenya - Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest and largest African safari parks in Kenya. It was established in 1948 and covers 11,747 km², although 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 tour around and enjoy viewing the Kenyan wildlife. Key attractions include the Galana River and the Yatta plateau, as well as several pools and dams used as watering holes by both birds and animals.

Where to find Tsavo East National Park

Basic Facts, Attractions

This is an uninterrupted plain of flat bush, vast and empty dotted with the crazed shapes of monstrous baobab trees.

  • Area: 21,812 Sq. Kms.
  • Opened 1st April, 1948

Attractions

  • Popular legend of “The Man-eaters of Tsavo”.
  • Yatta plateau – It is about 290Km long and is one of the worlds longest lava flows.
  • Lugards Falls on the Galana river – This is not a true falls but a series of rapids. Visitors can walk down to the river to view the rapids.
  • Mudanda rock – This is a long rock outcrop that is about 1.6Km long. There is a dam at the base where animals can be seen drinking. Visitors can walk along the rock and enjoy a cool breeze as well as view wildlife at the base.
  • Aruba Dam - Was built in 1952 across the Voi River. The dam attracts many animals and water birds can be seen at this dam.
  • Tsavo/Athi rivers confluence – when the two rivers join they form the Galana river.
  • Elephants, Rhinos, Hirola (Hunters Hartebeest).

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