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Tsavo East and West

Tsavo East and West

Tsavo East & West combine to make up one of Africa's largest wilderness reserves, made up of acacia forests, savannah ranges and hills and an extensive river system offering the best conditions for African wildlife safaris.

Explore the wild in solitude with large herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as lion, impala, giraffe, kudu, eland and quite possibly rhino! Tsavo also has a large bird population with many rollers, weavers, raptors and hornbills fluttering about the forest and plains.

Tsavo West has many popular features like Lugard Falls with raging waters through precarious rock formations. In the northwestern corner of the park is Shetani Lava Flow, a huge lava bed created by an eruption in the Chyulu Hills where the raw cone at the center can still be seen. Falling rain is purified by the volcanic ash where it runs underground and resurfaces at the lush sparkling natural Mzima springs. A unique underwater observatory was built offering incredible views of the underwater world, with huge hippos gliding through the watchful eyes of the resident crocodiles.

Tsavo East is more remote and less visited, but has large concentrations of game including hippo, giant crocodile, lion, leopard, waterbuck, kudu, zebra and ostrich. Tsavo is a great option for those who want to combine safari with a beach holiday due to the closer proximity to the coast.

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