The Joint mass of Tsavo East National Park and Tsavo West National Park forms one of the largest National parks in the world and covers a massive of 40% of Kenya’s total land area. Tsavo East National Park is larger than Tsavo West National Park and it lies to the east of Nairobi –Mombasa road, equidistant between Nairobi and Mombasa. The park is a famous destination for tourist especially because of its closeness to the coastal regions and it has been accredited as one of the world’s leading biodiversity strongholds, bushy grassland and open plains alternate with semi-arid acacia scrub and woodlands.
Tsavo East National Park is a vast plain, broken by the meandering length of the Galana River. A major feature of the park, this river is fringed by riverine forests dominated by Acacia’s elatior, the doum palm and the shrub Suaeda monoica. Running almost the length of the park is a meandering ridge of lava intrusion-the Yatta plateau. The Plateau is a ridge of solidified lava about 300km long and a maximum of 10km wide, which forms a never ending backdrop of Tsavo East National Park. It is one of the longest lava flows in the world offering a fabulous view across the park.
The park is a must for professional photographers for its landscapes, its lighting and famous for its large herds of big mammals such as elephants, buffalos and lions.