Tsavo West National Park & Tsavo East National Park Kenya
Tsavo West National Park is situated South East of Kenya and slightly South East of Tsavo East National Park. The Park covers an area of 3,500 square miles (9,065 sq km) hence smaller than Tsavo East National Park. Both Tsavo National Parks form the Tsavo Conservation Area although the East has numerous wildlife animals and the West has stunning terrains/ landscapes.
Other Attractions in the Park
Other tourist attraction sin Tsavo West National Park include; The Rhino Reserve, Mzima Springs, Network of roads, Rock Climbing and Guided Nature Walks.
Most Prominent Rock to Climb in the Park
At Tsavo West National Park, Kichwa Tembo is the most prominent Rock Faces to hike at an elevation of 984 feet (300 m) with valid hiking permits. The Hike begins early in the day before it gets so hot during day time. There are other climbs too i.e Ivory Tower, Mastodon, and the Great Tsavo Chimney.
Wildlife in the Park
The wildlife animals you can watch in the Park include; lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo, hartebeest, kudu, giraffe, hippopotamus, aardwolf, baboon, bushbuck, dik-dik, duiker, eland, elephant, gazelle, genet, giraffe, hartebeest, hyrax, impala, klipspringer, kudu, oryx, porcupine, warthog, waterbuck, zebra..
Bird watching in the Park
Those Interested in bird watching, the park inhabits more than 500 species of birds with the Ostrich being the largest birds here. The other birds include; kingfisher, hornbills, herons, starlings, weavers, buzzards, kestrels.
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Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo East National Park is one of Kenya’s oldest National Parks at 13,747 square kilometers located close to in the Taita-Taveta County of the former Coast Province. It was named after Tsavo River that flows West to East through the Park which borders Chyulu Hills National Park, and the Mkomazi Game Reserve in Tanzania.
The Park is in South East of Kenya and slightly North West of Tsavo West National Parks. The Tsavo River flows easterly through the park which comprises of grasslands and savanna and riverbeds formed by the Tsavo and Athi Rivers which get joined to form the Galana River.
Wildlife in the Park
Tsavo East National Park includes various wildlife animals i.e lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo, caracal, African wildcat, cheetah, bat-eared fox, hyena, jackal, leopard, mongoose, aardwolf, baboon, bushbuck, dik-dik, duiker, eland, elephant, gazelle, genet, giraffe, hartebeest, hyrax, impala, klipspringer, kudu, oryx, porcupine, warthog, waterbuck, zebra
Bird Watching in the Park
Tsavo East National Park is a birders’ paradise with over 500 species of birds and the Ostrich being the largest of them all. Others are the kingfisher, hornbills, herons, starlings, weavers, buzzards, kestrels.
Visit the Lugard Falls
While at Tsavo East National Park, proceed to go visit the Lugard Falls a collection of rapids cascading over a rugged landscape. You can also view the Tatta Plateau that offers the longest lava flow in the world.
Visit/climb Mudanda Rock which offers remarkable views of Elephants and other wildlife species.