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Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo East National Park

Tsavo East National Park is by far the biggest of Kenya's parks.

The Galana River attracts large numbers of wildlife...

...and big herds of elephants...

...can sometimes be spotted from just outside your tent.

There are relatively few camps and lodges...

...the majority of them close to Voi in the west, near the Mombasa highway.

Tsavo East National Park

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View pictures from the Tsavo East National Park


Tsavo East is most famous for its huge herds of elephants, often brick-red from the dust
The park is home to many other species, however, including buffalo…
…gazelle such as Grant's gazelle…
…and the unusual gerenuk, or giraffe-necked gazelle…
…and graceful impala, …
…which can sometimes be seen in very close proximity to camps, as here at Satao.
Every grazer ends up as a meal, as evidenced by this leopard 'larder' in a stream bed…
…but leopards are hard to spot. Cheetahs, like this pregnant female, favour the open plains.
Tsavo East's maneless lions can frequently be seen…
…lounging under any available shade. This is one of Kenya's hottest parks.
What makes Tsavo East habitable for its wildlife, is the Galana River.
The river is a brown artery, normally shallow enough for animals to cross…
…with caution.
Birdlife in Tsavo East is impressive, with more than 500 species, ranging from the ostrich…
…and grey-headed kingfisher…
…to the little bee-eater, a trio of which is shown here over the river at Galdessa.
The park has impressive raptors, too, including handsome bateleurs.
Tsavo East has dramatic reptile life, including big savanna monitor lizards…
…and more colourful rock agamas (the males are the ones with the red heads).
Wherever you go in Tsavo, the sky is huge…
…and the landscapes mostly wild and untouched.
Expert Africa's camps offer shade and refreshment after your game drive…
…and there are always interesting characters to meet around camp, …
…though in some cases you need to be a little careful who you get close to.
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Tsavo East is most famous for its huge herds of elephants, often brick-red from the dust
Tsavo East is most famous for its huge herds of elephants, often brick-red from the dust
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The park is home to many other species, however, including buffalo…
The park is home to many other species, however, including buffalo…
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…gazelle such as Grant's gazelle…
…gazelle such as Grant's gazelle…
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…and the unusual gerenuk, or giraffe-necked gazelle…
…and the unusual gerenuk, or giraffe-necked gazelle…
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…and graceful impala, …
…and graceful impala, …
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…which can sometimes be seen in very close proximity to camps, as here at Satao.
…which can sometimes be seen in very close proximity to camps, as here at Satao.
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Every grazer ends up as a meal, as evidenced by this leopard 'larder' in a stream bed…
Every grazer ends up as a meal, as evidenced by this leopard 'larder' in a stream bed…
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…but leopards are hard to spot. Cheetahs, like this pregnant female, favour the open plains.
…but leopards are hard to spot. Cheetahs, like this pregnant female, favour the open plains.
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Tsavo East's maneless lions can frequently be seen…
Tsavo East's maneless lions can frequently be seen…
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…lounging under any available shade. This is one of Kenya's hottest parks.
…lounging under any available shade. This is one of Kenya's hottest parks.
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What makes Tsavo East habitable for its wildlife, is the Galana River.
What makes Tsavo East habitable for its wildlife, is the Galana River.
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The river is a brown artery, normally shallow enough for animals to cross…
The river is a brown artery, normally shallow enough for animals to cross…
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…with caution.
…with caution.
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Birdlife in Tsavo East is impressive, with more than 500 species, ranging from the ostrich…
Birdlife in Tsavo East is impressive, with more than 500 species, ranging from the ostrich…
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…and grey-headed kingfisher…
…and grey-headed kingfisher…
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…to the little bee-eater, a trio of which is shown here over the river at Galdessa.
…to the little bee-eater, a trio of which is shown here over the river at Galdessa.
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The park has impressive raptors, too, including handsome bateleurs.
The park has impressive raptors, too, including handsome bateleurs.
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Tsavo East has dramatic reptile life, including big savanna monitor lizards…
Tsavo East has dramatic reptile life, including big savanna monitor lizards…
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…and more colourful rock agamas (the males are the ones with the red heads).
…and more colourful rock agamas (the males are the ones with the red heads).
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Wherever you go in Tsavo, the sky is huge…
Wherever you go in Tsavo, the sky is huge…
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…and the landscapes mostly wild and untouched.
…and the landscapes mostly wild and untouched.
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Expert Africa's camps offer shade and refreshment after your game drive…
Expert Africa's camps offer shade and refreshment after your game drive…
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…and there are always interesting characters to meet around camp, …
…and there are always interesting characters to meet around camp, …
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…though in some cases you need to be a little careful who you get close to.
…though in some cases you need to be a little careful who you get close to.

Safaris visiting Tsavo East

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Elephant Safari

10 days • 3 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

This example of a mid-range Kenya safari and beach trip explores the wildlife of Tsavo west's volcanic plains and woodlands, Tsavo East's immense plains and the white sand beaches and lush environment of Diani Beach.

US$4,350 - US$4,660 per person

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Where to stay in Tsavo East

Our suggestions for safari camps in Tsavo East National Park


Satao Camp

Satao Camp

Satao Camp is a traditionally styled, unfenced tented camp of generously sized tents set under shady trees around one side of a waterhole on a wildlife-rich plain in a remote part of Tsavo East National Park.


89% (9 reviews)
Galdessa

Galdessa

Galdessa is Tsavo East National Park’s best safari camp, sitting in a spectacular location on the banks of the broad Galana River.


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