Holiday Destination - Tsavo

Tsavo Holiday Travel

Go for holiday safaris in Tsavo national park. Tsavo is the largest national park in Kenya and one of the largest national parks in the world covering approximately 22,000 sq km. Because of its size it was divided into sections namely; Tsavo East and Tsavo West national park respectively. Tsavo derives its name from the Tsavo River which flows through it. Tsavo’s landscape is characterized by rocky ridges and outcrops, extinct volcanic cones, swamps, rolling plains, acacia woodlands, isolated hills, riverine vegetation, and palm thickets.

Tsavo national park borders Chyulu Hills national park and the Mkomazi game reserve in Tanzania. Chyulu Hills is a water catchment basin for the Mzima Springs where an underwater observatory chamber was built for observing hippos in their underwater world. Wildlife attractions in Tsavo West includes all the African Big Five, all the big cats, predators as well as a host of other animals. Tsavo West is also paradise for bird watchers with over 150 species having been observed and recorded. Other holiday attractions include Chaimu Crater, Lake Jibe to south west, and the roaring rocks viewpoint offering excellent views over the sweeping plains.

Tsavo East National Park is not only bigger but it's also drier than Tsavo West National Park. It has conspicuously unique land forms such as the Yatta Plateau which is the longest lava flow in the world, the Lugard Falls on Athi River which is a long stretch of rippling white water cataracts. Mudanda rock is a mile-long outcrop which acts as water catchment basin feeding it's waters to a natural dam. The dam attracts wildlife animals in large numbers to drink and bathe during the dry spells, this present an excellent opportunities for game viewing from Mudanda Rock.

Holiday themed activities in Tsavo national park in; extended day and night game drives, horseback riding, honeymoon holidays, possibility to combine Tsavo holiday safari with a beach holiday in Mombasa, safari photography, family holidays, bush meals, walking and hiking among others.