Tsavo National Park 365

The largest in Kenya, Tsavo National Park spans a staggering 22 000 square kilometres of wilderness. As a result of its scale, it is split into two parts – Tsavo East and Tsavo West. Tsavo is also located less than 100 kilometres from Mombasa and is easily accessible from the coast. 

A Tsavo safari will offer dramatic scenery (the park boasts some notable geographical features, including the Lugard Falls and the Mzima Springs) and you’re likely to see the full complement of Big 5, as well as a variety of antelope species.

Tsavo East’s wide expansive savannah is famous for its large populations of elephant and buffalo, while the scrubby vegetation of the southern section is home to large numbers of animals, especially along the rivers. This section of Tsavo National Park is rarely visited by tourists and offers a more remote experience.

Tsavo West offers exceptional landscapes, from volcanic features and lava flows to sweeping grasslands. The vegetation here is a lot lusher, denser and more dramatic, which can make spotting animals a bit more challenging.