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Tsavo East National Park

Divided into 3 parts by the Tiva and Galana rivers, the Tsavo East National Park is Kenya's largest National Park covering an area of 11,700sq kms.

It is a hot, waterless dry region with an annual rainfall of less than 51cm recorded, and has a large diversity of landscapes from the gorges of Lugard falls with its water carved rocks to the natural catchment at Muanda.

The park has dramatic sights of large mammals including great herds of elephant, antelope, hippos, black rhino, eland, lions and giraffe plus a host of birdlife. It is an ideal place for exclusive camping, game circuts and adventures and is the greatest of all Kenya's parks. The middle section of the park has many rock and cave paintings.
Tsavo West National Park
Tsavo West National Park was established in 1948 and is bordered by Taita Hills to thorests at the water margins. It coveres a total area of 9065sq kms and hosts a wide variety of wildlife species from the 'Big Five' (Lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant), numerous other carnivores, gazelles to over 150 bird species.

The park also has the Mzima springs, Shaitani Lava Flow which consists of caves, three craters, basalt flows and lava splashes. It is also rich e east and Tanzania to the south east with areas of unending succession of fantastic views accross the plains dotted with fin graphite, marble and sulphite deposits
Fact File on Tsavo East National Park
 
 Area : 11,700 sq km Altitude: 200 to 1000 m [656 - 3280 ft]
 Access from Nairobi / Mombasa: By Road : 270kms ( 5 hours )
 Location : In Eastern and Coast Province, South East of Nairobi
 Animals : Numerous - The Big Nine, and plenty other herbivores and birds
 Vegetation : Open savannah and light patches of bush, cactuslike euphorbia trees
 Facilities : Few lodges and camp sites
 Attractions : The Big Five, rock and cave paintings
 
Fact File on Tsavo West National Park
 
 Area : 9065 sq km Altitude: 200 to 1000 m [656 - 3280 ft]
 Access from Nairobi / Mombasa: By Road : 275kms ( 5 hours )
 Location : In Eastern and Coast Province, South East of Nairobi
 Animals : Numerous - The Big Nine, and plenty other herbivores and birds
 Vegetation : Open savannah and light patches of bush, cactuslike euphorbia trees
 Facilities : Lodges and camp sites are available
 Attractions : Mzima springs, Big Five, Rhino sanctuary
 
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