Tsavo National Park

Tsavo National Park is located to the South East of Nairobi city, half-way between Nairobi and Mombasa. See the map below for location of Tsavo  National Park. 

The expansive landscape of the Tsavo National park makes it one of the world's most-diverse natural safaris destinations. Tsavo East National Park and Tsavo West National Park are the two main divisions of what is the greater Tsavo ecosystem. The Nairobi-Mombasa highway creates a dissection between the two portions of the park.
The Tsavo East National Park is less frequented by visitors compared to Tsavo West National park.

Tsavo East National park

(Size of Tsavo East National park - 13,747km2)
Tsavo East National Park is the larger portion of the park, compared to Tsavo West National Park. Its expansive lands covers breathtaking natural scenery, numerous species of wildlife and birds. The park is less visited by tourists compared to Tsavo west National park. The low popularity evidenced through few tour visits can be associated with its large size. Visitors to the Tsavo East National Park are forced to drive for long hours during game-drives in search of wildlife, time which would otherwise be spent watching wildlife. The result of such challenges is the choice of Tsavo west National Park over Tsavo East National Park.

Tsavo West National Park

(Size of Tsavo West National park - 9,065km2)
Tsavo West National Park is highly frequented by visitors for the larger portion of the year. It has a smaller total land surface area compared to Tsavo West National park. It also has numerous attractions and natural scenery compared to Tsavo East. Visitors thus have the opportunity of seeing large numbers of wildlife within a short span of time. Such a situation would prove challenging in the Tsavo East National Park, where land is more expansive. Tsavo West National Park is the source of the Mzima Springs, which refreshes the expansive landscape of the park. Water tapped from the Mzima Springs is also an important source of water for the coastal region of Mombasa.
Attractions in Tsavo West National Park include wildlife and bird-life. The unique animal species found in Tsavo West National park include 'maneless' lions, Buffalo, Masai Giraffe, Elephant, Leopard, Hippo and Rhinoceros. Perhaps the park is most famous for the historic man-eating lions during the construction of a railway line across the park.  In addition, numerous bird species inhabit the plains of Tsavo West National park. The park's expansive landscape translates to a tranquil environment for the breeding and dwelling of both migratory and endemic birds species. Hence, Tsavo West national park is a bird-watchers' paradise. 
You can also embark on a photography safari in the Tsavo West National park, where the extensive landscape presents an unrivaled opportunity for natural scenery and landscapes. Your tour of the Tsavo West National park is best combined with destinations along the same safari circuit. Other destinations you can combine and visit alongside the Tsavo West National park include the Shimba Hills Reserve, Arabuko Sokoke forest, Chyulu Hills National park, Mombasa, Wasini and Kisite Mpunguti National park and Reserve.

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