Tsavo Wildlife and Bird watching Experience
Elephants in Tsavo - Photo Courtesy Magnus Manske
The twin National Parks of Tsavo East and West together form one of Africa's largest wilderness reserves. Tsavo as a whole consists of 10 million acres of pure wilderness, incorporating savannah, ranges and hills, acacia and montane forest, and an extensive river system.
On safari here you will see large herds of Elephant, their hides often a luminous red with dust, as well as Lion, Buffalo, Eland, Giraffe Impala, Kudu and possibly Rhinoceros.
Tsavo is a birdwatcher's paradise with numerous species of weavers, hornbills, sunbirds, rollers, and raptors commonly seen.
One of Tsavo's most interesting geographical features is the Lugard Falls, where white water rages through a series of spectacular rock formations.
Also not to be missed is the volcanic Mzima springs. These natural springs produce 50 million gallons of fresh sparkling water daily.
Both Tsavo East and West are ideal for those who enjoy solitude and a chance to explore wilderness without encountering other people. Lodges and Camps tend to be remote and accessible by long drives or air transfer. Of the two Parks, Tsavo East is the more remote and less visited.
Access: The Tsavo Parks are bisected by the main Nairobi- Mombasa Highway. The Distance can be 250 kms to 350 kms based on selection of lodge and area.
Recommended Stay: Typically guests stay here for Two nights. Birders can stay upto a week or even more.