Tsavo East Park is located 130km from Mombasa and is one of the largest national parks in Kenya. It covers an area of about 11,747 square Kilometres.The park contains some fantastic terrain, including rivers, lakes, glaciers, peaks with a wide variety of vegetation, including grasslands, acacia vegetation, open plains and savanna. It is therefore recognizes as one of the world’s leading bio-diversity strongholds. The park is also one of Kenya’s oldest parks-It was opened in April 1948.This park is a popular safari destination, especially due to easy accessibility from the coast.
The park which is considered one of the world’s biodiversity strongholds, and its popularity is mostly due to the vast amounts of diverse wildlife that can be seen, including the famous ‘big five’ consisting of lion, black rhino, Cape buffalo, elephant and leopard. The park is also home to a great variety of bird life such as the, crowned crane, black kite and the sacred ibis. Tsavo East National Park is generally flat, with dry plains across which the Galana River flows. Other features include the Yatta Plateau and Lugard falls.