Tsavo National Park

This, this has got two distinct national parks including Tsavo east and Tsavo west, these are located in the coastal province of Kenya. This is the largest park in Kenya and considered one of the largest also in the world, it was splinted into these regions because of the railway that passes through to Mombasa and it covers a total land area of 22,000km². Tsavo East national park covers a total land area of 13,747km² whereas Tsavo West national park occupies 9,065km². The park is the oldest in Kenya and it was opened up in 1948.

Tsavo east is flat and its where the Galana River flows near the Yatta plateau, this is a nice sighting area for the elephants enjoying the blue waters of the rivers, these are seen wallowing themselves with waters with their calves. This is considered to be one of the best places for game viewing, hippos and crocodiles make this river a meeting point within the park.

Mudanda Rock, this is an inselberg rock within Tsavo east and it forms a pool of water which attracts many animals around, this is among the best water providers within the park to many animals due to the areas climate which is a semi-arid. Many animals loiter around during the dry season to enable themselves cool.

Yatta plateau, this is referred to as the world’s longest lava flow river form an area of 290 km long near Athi river, it’s believed that this lava was from the great Ol Doinyo Sabuk Mountain. This is worth to be visited by any enthusiastic visitor to Kenya national parks.

Mzima springs, this is found in Tsavo west national park, this forms a series of hot springs found only here in the park. The Chyulu Hills are said to be the source of these hot springs due to the hill being formed by the volcanic lava. Mzima is one of the populated areas in Tsavo west national park with a number of crocodiles and hippos.

The western part is also rich in Tsavo West National Park has a variety of wildlife, such as eastern black rhinoceros, hippopotamus, cape buffaloes, elephants, leopards and the Maasai lions. Small animals such as the bush baby, hartebeest, lesser kudu and the Maasai giraffe. Both Tsavo west and Tsavo east are considered to be the theatre of the Wild due to their amazing and fascinating registered number of animals which are unique to the park comprising of the Big Five.

Rock climbing, at this point, elephants roams the plain of the park, the most attractive piece of rocks which is 300m high to the east of Kichwa Tembo plus the ivory tower on the Elephant Rocks forms one of the greatest interesting part around the park. This attracted one of the explorers “Mastodon” which formed Great Tsavo Chimney.