Tsavo East National Park Activities; Tsavo East National Park is famously known as a home with the largest population of elephants and captivating landscapes that inhabits a wide range of wildlife species. However, Tsavo East and Tsavo west National Park are combined, totaling up an area of about 22,000 square kilometers. Then when it comes to Tsavo East alone measure an area of about 13,747 square kilometers which is separated from Tsavo West by the A109 road along ‘’Nairobi –Mombasa highway’’ and railway which cross the park.

In fact, Tsavo East national park was established in 1948 and got its name from Tsavo River which runs from the West to the East of the park, Since the area is filled with a lots of water catchment like Athi River which connects with the Tsavo River to form the Galana River. The word Tsavo means unclear, Tsavo East National Park Activities .

 Someone yearning to visit a safari destination and enjoy a pristine wildlife experience in Kenya visit Tsavo or Tsavo East or West for more life time adventure. More so, Tsavo East National Park is bordered by the Chyulu Hills National Park and Mkomazi Game reserve in Tanzania. Its biggest part is composed of semi-arid heaths and savannahs thus making it most famous as one of the hotspots to adventure large number of mammals including the African big fives ‘’lions, buffaloes, elephants, rhinos, hippos. Moreover, Tsavo East or Tsavo is a great site to visit on birding encounter where you can be able to see colorful bird species. It is as well known for its Rhino Sanctuary. Other attractions in the park is the impressive Mzima springs where you can view crystal clear water flow through volcanic rock.

Tsavo National Park has arranged of population of attractions and activities which visitors can participate in, on their visit. The attractions to see in these national park ranges from flora and fauna to the other naturally built aspect in the park.

Tsavo East National Activities –Attractions

Bird watching

The park is a truly birding paradise with over 500 bird species and some of bird species to see include; Vulturine Guinea fowl, Levant Sparrow, Ortolan Bunting, Savis Warbler, Golden-breasted Starling, Spine tail, Yellow-throated Sandgrouse ,Golden Pipit many more .More then ,Tsavo is also home  to spot Somali Ostrich and migrate species from Europe . Other bird species to encounter include red-winged lark, Rosy patched Bush Shrike, Black-headed Lapwing and Eastern Chanting Goshawk.

Tsavo East National Park Activities
Rosy patched Bush Shrike

Game viewing

 Tsavo national park is a home to diversity of wildlife species though it is less visited by tourist. Travelers who do not want to find a lot of crowds would recommend to visit Tsavo safari destination.

The park is so rewarding due to the rich wildlife variety notably the big five mammals such as elephants, lions, cape buffaloes, leopards and black rhinos. The game drive viewing is done along different tracks   which usually leads to the water holes where range of animals can gather or be seen. Other mammals to see include; impala, zebras, cheetahs, Dik Dik many more.


Camping in Tsavo can be done either at the private camping site or community camping site. These camping sites are well protected and are located in good wild viewing areas protected by the rangers. Right from tent balcony, you can easily view mammals at your comfortable seat an experience which is quite exciting. Camping in wilderness is rewarding   as you can be awoken by the birds singing or roar of king of the jungle go through its territory.

Mudanda Rock

 Visiting this site on your Kenya safari to Tsavo, you will enjoy more of mammal species along the water dam. The inselberg acts as  inwater areas that supplies the natural dam below it. This rocks acts as tourist attractions thus giving spectacular view of the park.

Tsavo East National Park Activities
Mudanda Rock

Aruba Dam

 The Aruba dam is one of the attracting site in the park which was built in 1952 to serve the areas around and to animal species. It offers a great opportunity to visitors, most especially if you visit the park during dry seasons, have chances of seeing large animals drinking water. Such as Buffalos, elephants, dik-dik many more.

This is a majestic lava flow that sits to the North of Galana River stretches about 300 kilometers and sound as one of the oldest lava flows in the world. Of which visitors enjoy its outstanding historical formation.