Tsavo East National Park


Location: Southeastern Kenya

Wildlife: Home to the “Red Elephants” and diverse flora and fauna

Best time to go: June to October


What makes Tsavo East National Park Special?

It is the largest and oldest park situated in a semi-arid grassland and savanna. It has great herds of elephant roaming in the red-dust soil and the 1.6 KM whale-backed Mudada rock. The spectacular man-made dam “Aruba dam”, the Lugard falls, Yatta Plateau and walking along the Galana river is incredibly exciting. This 11,747 square kilometers wilderness is known as one of the greatest biodiversity sites in the world. Not only is it home to plentiful wildlife, but it also features some breathtaking attractions like the Yatta Plateau, Athi-Galana-Voi-Tsavo Rivers, Lugards Falls, and many others. Tsavo East National Park is somewhere you can enjoy seeing mighty elephants with huge tusks, buffalo herds, impalas, zebras, graceful giraffes, warthogs, lions, and more in their most pure and unhurried, and in relative solitude. However, because Tsavo East plays a key role in Kenya’s wildlife conservation, especially the rehabilitation of orphan elephants, there are only a few accommodations set up in strategic locations in the park. Nevertheless, the available tented camps and lodges offer varying degrees of luxury to accommodate any visitor.


Embark on an African odyssey in Tsavo East National Park, where the wild roams free, and the landscapes unfold in awe-inspiring beauty. Discover the key highlights that make this park a must-visit destination.


Red Elephants

Marvel at the sight of the “Red Elephants” that inhabit Tsavo East. The elephants’ distinct coloration, a result of dust bathing in the park’s red soil, creates a unique and captivating spectacle.

Galana River Explorations

Experience the beauty of the Galana River as it winds its way through the park. Explore its banks to encounter a variety of wildlife, from sunbathing crocodiles to playful hippos.

Yatta Plateau Views

Witness the breathtaking views from the Yatta Plateau, one of the world’s longest lava flows. This elevated vantage point offers panoramic vistas of the park’s vast landscapes and wildlife.

Birdwatcher’s Paradise

Tsavo East is a haven for bird enthusiasts, with over 500 bird species recorded. From majestic raptors to colorful songbirds, the park provides endless opportunities for birdwatching.