Tsavo National Park

Tsavo West National Park is Kenya’s oldest and largest national park, covering nearly 22,000 square kilometres of boundless space, varied terrain, and unparalleled biodiversity.

Timeless Safari, Boundless Space

There are two national parks in the Tsavo, divided into two parts by a railway line. Tsavo West National Park has a rocky landscape and wooded grasslands, on the other side, Tsavo East National Park has semiarid grasslands and savannahs, which is the home to the wildlife species. The area is renowned for its man-eating lions which decimated the workforce that built the railroad in the early 20th century. Today Tsavo is home to Africa’s Big 5, including over 12 000 elephants that roam the plains. Witness the dust bathing rituals of the red elephant herds and the native calls of the bountiful birdlife species. A place where the preservation of wildlife, culture, community and history is celebrated in its purest, most authentic form.

Unadulterated African Wilderness

Tsavo West National Park is more mountainous and wetter than its counterpart and is known for bird life and its large mammal populations including black rhino, Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, hippo and Masai lion. Other smaller animals can be spotted in the park, such as the bush baby, hartebeest, lesser kudu and Maasai giraffe. The slightly larger Tsavo East is generally flat, with dry plains across which the Galana River flows. Other features include the Yatta Plateau and Lugard Falls.


There are plenty of places to stay in the two parks, most have a water hole close to the camp to optimise the game viewing opportunities.