Tsavo East National Park, one of Kenya’s largest and oldest national parks, covers an expansive area of about 13,747 square kilometers. Established in 1948, it is known for its vast open plains, rugged landscapes, and diverse ecosystems. The park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including large herds of elephants often seen dusting themselves with the park’s distinctive red soil. Other notable species include lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, and numerous antelope species. Tsavo East is also a haven for bird watchers, with over 500 bird species recorded.

Visitors to Tsavo East can explore the park’s scenic attractions, such as the Yatta Plateau, one of the world’s longest lava flows, and the Lugard Falls on the Galana River, where the river plunges through a series of rapids and rocky gorges. The park’s open terrain provides excellent opportunities for game viewing, especially along the Galana River, where animals congregate to drink. The vastness and wild beauty of Tsavo East offer a quintessential African safari experience, with fewer tourists compared to more famous parks, allowing for a more peaceful and intimate wildlife encounter.