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Tsavo East National Park Attractions, Activities, Accommodation Lodges

Tsavo East Game Park occupy a total of 11,747 Km², making it the largest conservation block in the country. Tsavo National Park, comprising of Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks, form the biggest game sanctuary in Kenya occupying 21,000 Km². The open grasslands and plenty of water makes Tsavo one of the best place to view wildlife. The Tsavo National park is the home to the man-eaters of Tsavo, the lions that almost paralyzed the construction of Uganda Railway. By the time they were killed by Col. Patterson, they had already devoured 28 Indian labourers and about 100 Africans. The remains of the lions are exhibited at Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.

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Tsavo East National Park Attractions / What To See

Attractions in Tsavo East National Park comprise of physical features, mammals and birds

  • Mudanda Rock
  • Lugard Falls
  • Crocodile Point
  • Aruba Dam
  • Kanderi Swamp
  • The lovely Kanderi swamp is one of main sources of water in Tsavo East. It has a resident pride of lions andelephants also congregate here for watering and mud baths. This and Galana River are two main sources of water to the park.

  • Yatta Plateau
  • Located to the north of Galana River is the vast prehistoric lava flow that stretch for over 300km. Its counted amongst the longest lava flows in the world

  • River Galana
  • The waters of Athi and Tsavo Rivers make up River Galana. Along The Galana river are places of interest like the Lugard falls and Crocodile point. Most of the animals congregate along the river banks. You can easily sight lions, elephants, kudus, didk diks, leopards, crodiles and hippos.

What to do in Tsavo East National Park?

Tsavo East National Park Activities/

  • Game drives
  • Bird/nature walks.
  • Camping
  • Visiting Local villages
  • Balloon Safaris
  • Cultural dances

Tsavo East National Park Getting There

The drive from Nairobi to Tsavo East National Park can be very interesting especially if your guide knows the history of the various towns and shopping centres that you drive by. From Nairobi the first significant town is Athi River, followed by Salama, Email, Kiboko, Kibwezi, Mtito Adei, Tsavo, Manyani and finally Voi. Voi is only 160Km from Mombasa. Travel from Nairobi will take at most 4 hours depending on the gate that you use. Tsavo East National Park requires a smart card. The park headquarters are at Voi gate.

Tsavo East National Park Gates

From Nairobi one can access Tsavo East Game Park through Mtito Adei Gate(240Km from Nairobi ), Tsavo gate ( 290Km), Manyani Gate (307 Km) or Voi gate (340Km).

Tsavo East National Park Accommodation/ Tsavo East Lodges/ Tented Camps and Public Campsites:

Accommodation in Tsavo East National Park is available at first class lodges, safari lodges, tented camps and public campsites. There are several safari lodges in Tsavo East National park. These include

Tented camps/campsites

Camping is one of the mainactivities in Tsavo East National Park. Below are some of the luxury tented camps in Tsavo East.

  • Galdessa Safari camp (16 bed), This airy and delightful tented camp 15 Km west of Lugard falls, offers expansive views of River Galana and Yatta Plateau. The Bandas, rested on wooden platforms, are separately sited hence giving ultimate privacy. Tents have en-suite showers, flush toilets and solar heating.This eco- camp is near the rhino sanctuary. The camp offers day and night game drives and guided nature walks.
  • Epiya Chapeyu Camp (22beds)
  • Tsavo Safari Camp (Cottars) (40 beds)
  • Satao Camp (20 beds) Located 45 km from Bachuma gate, Satao is ideal for visitors arriving from Mombasa. Next to Satao is a floodlit waterhole where animals come to drink daily. The tents offer en suite showers and flush toilets. It is in budget category.
  • Patterson Safari camp (20 tents) Located 8 Km from Tsavo Gate and 9 Km from Manyani gate, Patterson's sits at the place where Patterson managed to Kill the famous man eaters of Tsavo. This budget property enjoys a relaxed setting under the doum palms. The tents are self contained with en-suite showers and flush toilets.
  • Crocodile Camp.


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