Tsavo National Park Safari
Kenya's largest national park, Tsavo National Park spans a staggering 22 000km² of Kenya's wilderness. It's so large that the park has been split into two; Tsavo East and Tsavo West. Tsavo is located less than 100km from Mombasa and is easily accessible from Kenya's beaches. The park's close proximity to the coast means it is often frequented by large numbers of holiday package tourists and is therefore not an ideal destination if you're looking for a more remote Kenyan safari experience.
On the upside, a Tsavo safari will offer you dramatic scenery, as the park boasts some notable geographical features, including the Lugard Falls and the Mzima Springs. On daily game drives wildlife that you're most likely to see include the full complement of Big 5, as well as a variety of antelope species.
Comprising wide expanses of open savanna, Tsavo East is famous for its large populations of elephant and buffalo. The scrubby vegetation and hillsides of the southern section of Tsavo East are home to large numbers of animals, especially along the rivers where the animals gather to drink. This section of Tsavo National Park is rarely visited by tourists, offering a truly remote and untouched Tsavo safari.
Tsavo West offers some exceptional landscapes, from volcanic features, rocky outcrops, lava flows and sweeping grasslands. The vegetation in Tsavo West is a lot lusher than that in the eastern section of Tsavo National Park, which can make spotting animals a little bit trickier.