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    Tsavo East National Park

    “Theatre of the Wild” 

    Tsavo East national park is located in Kenya covering 13,747 sq. Km. The sight of dust-red elephant wallowing, rolling and spraying each other with the midnight blue waters of palm-shaded Galana River is one of the most evocative images in Africa. This, along with the 300 kilometers long Yatta Plateau, the longest lava flow in the world, make for an adventure unlike any other in the Tsavo East. The park forms the largest protected area in Kenya and is home to most of the larger mammals, vast herds of dust –red elephant, Rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, pods of hippo, crocodile, waterbucks, lesser Kudu, gerenuk and the prolific bird life features 500 recorded species.

     

     Climate

    Warm and dry

     

    Attractions

    The adjoining Tsavo east national park also has various attractions which can be seen during a safari to the destination and they include the following.

    • River Galana: Different wildlife species gather around River Galana which is among the attractions in Tsavo east national park. The source of this river is the highlands in the southeastern part of Kenya and it flows through the national park and into the Indian Ocean. During a visit to River Galana, tourists can also see crocodiles as they explore the beauty of Tsavo east national park.
    • Yatta plateau: The Yatta plateau is among the relief features at this destination and is an attraction in Tsavo east national park which lies between River Athi and River Tavi. The plateau is characterized by plain wide valleys as well as shallow spaced valleys which were formed as a result of lava flows.
    • Lugard falls: Tourists can also visit the Lugard falls during their safaris to Tsavo east national park and it is an attraction formed along the Galana River. This attraction is characterized by rock patterns of cooled lava. The falls were named after Lord Fredrick Lugard as he made his way through the region. The rapids were formed as a result of interruption of the river flow by sculpted channels and rocks. At the bottom of the falls, tourists can see wildlife species buffalos and hippos as well as crocodiles in the pool formed at the bottom of the falls.
    • Mubanda rock: This rock stands out from the rest of the national park and is located near the Manyani gate in Tsavo east national park. During the dry season, wildlife species gather around the water catchment area near the stratified rock which makes it easy for tourists to see the various wildlife species during their safaris as they watch the wildlife drinking from the pool.
    • Aruba dam: Located east of the Voi gate, Aruba dam is a drinking point for the various wildlife species which can be seen in Tsavo east national park such as waterbucks, zebras, warthogs, elephants, duikers, hartebeest, dik dik, leopards, rhinos, giraffes, buffalo among others. it provides water for the wildlife species during the dry season of the year and was built by the park authorities.
    • Kanderi swamp: Another attraction which tourists can enjoy seeing during their visits to Tsavo east national park is Kanderi swamp. This swamp is also a fresh water source for the wildlife species in the national park. The swamp is also located near the Voi gate which is an entry gate to the national park.
    • Tsavo River: Tsavo River is another attraction which can be seen at this destination, and it runs through Tsavo east national park. The river connects with river Athi to form Galana River.

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