Situated in the South East of Kenya, Tsavo National Park is the largest and one of the oldest parks in the country. No less than 22.000 km ² in size and separated by a highway, east and west Tsavo represent the great diversity of Kenya’s eco-systems.
At over 11,700 km ², Tsavo East National Park contains some fantastically diverse terrain and is therefore recognised as one of the world’s leading bio-diversity strongholds. The vegetation is savannah grassland with thorny bushes and swampy marshland near Voi River. The landscape is unique because of the Yatta Plateau formed from the lava that oozed from Ol Doinyo Sabuk Mountain. This is the largest lava flow in the world and is the natural divide between Tsavo East and West. Bisecting Tsavo East is the Galana River where Luggard’s Falls feature shapely water-worn rocks and stunning casacdes.
Tsavo West is an international wildlife and environmental treasure chest. It contains a variety of habitat, geological soil types, animals, birds and plants. On a clear day Tsavo West offers tremendous views of Mount Kiliminjaro and has unique and diverse habitats ranging from mountains to river forests, plains, lakes and wooded grasslands. Bubbling forth from volcanic boulders is the most famous site in Tsavo West, Mzima Springs, where 225 million litres of water a day feed into crystal clear pools and crocodile and hippo infested streams.