Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 8.5
Mammals: 8.5
Birds: 9
Reptiles: 8
Trees: 8

Lookout for

Gerenuk
Herola
Coke's Hartebeest
Striped Hyena
Spotted Hyena
Elephant
Black Rhino
Lion
Leopard
Cheetah
Jackal
Buffalo
Giraffe
Kudu
Wildebeest
Warthog
Baboon
Crocodile
Ostrich

Tsavo consists of 2 national parks - Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Park - split by the main Nairobi-Mombassa highway. Tsavo East, the larger of the two, lies to the east of the Nairobi–Mombasa road, equidistant between Nairobi and Mombasa, and offers a vast and untapped arena of arid bush which is washed by azure and emerald meandering of Galana River. Guarded by the expanses of the Yatta plateau The Park is home to most of the larger mammals, vast herds of Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Hippo, Crocodile, Waterbuck, Lesser Kudu, Gerenuk and Hirola. Over 500 bird species have been recorded in the parks. With a good road network, infrastructure and accommodation options ranging from camping to luxury lodges, Tsavo is very popular with both visitors to Kenya and residents.

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 22 000 sq km
Reserve Type: National Park
Big 5: Yes
Specialist Specie: Lion
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Voi

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Recent Sightings

Key Species

MAMMALS
Lion
Elephant
Buffalo


BRIDS
African Fish Eagle


REPTILES
Nile Crocodile
Water Monitor
African Rock Python


TREES
Umbrella Thorn


HABITAT TYPES
Savannah Woodland
Open Grassland
Riverine
Rocky Outcrop