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Tsavo East

Kenya Coast National Park Big Five-Reservat

About Tsavo East

The Tsavo East is a National Park in Kenya in the provinces of Coast. The park was established on 01.01.1948 and covers an area of 13.747 km². The Tsavo East is a Big Five reserve and offers the possibility of self-drive safaris.

Tsavo East and Tsavo West together form one of the largest national parks in the world, covering 4% of Kenya's land area. Tsavo East National Park is slightly larger than the western park. The vast, semi-arid wilderness is home to most safari animals and although wildlife density is not high, it is always possible to spot animals here due to the lack of foliage.

General information
Biodiversity Sighting conditions
Very high Okay
  • 0Mammals
  • 500Bird species
  • 0Reptile
  • 0Fish specie
  • 0Amphibians
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Official Name

Tsavo East

Provinces

Coast

Area

13.747 km2

Foundation

1948-01-01

Vegetation

No information

Habitats

Grassland savannah

Big Five-reserves

Yes

Self-drive-reserve

Yes

Entrance gates

6

Highlights

Tsavo East and Tsavo West together form one of the largest national parks in the world, covering 4% of Kenya's land area. Tsavo East National Park is slightly larger than the western park. The vast, semi-arid wilderness is home to most safari animals and although wildlife density is not high, it is always possible to spot animals here due to the lack of foliage.

Landscape

The main habitat of the Tsavo East is the Grassland savannah.

Tsavo East offers kilometres of open plains, bushy grasslands and semi-desert steppes. The Galana River is an important part of the park and is fringed by narrow gallery forests. Another scenic highlight is the Mudanda Rock, a towering quartzite formation (hard, metamorphic rock).

Entrance gate
Name Location
Mtito Andei North
Tsavo West
Manyani West
Voi South West
Buchuma South
Sala East
General information
Biodiversity Sighting conditions
Very high Okay
  • 500Bird species
The best travel time for Tsavo East
The best travel time

Overview
Weather and climate

Excellent Good Okay Poor
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May
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Dec

Best tavel time

June (Beginning) - September (End)


Dry time

June (Beginning) - October (End)

Climate

mild-hot


Tavel time

November (Beginning) - May (End)

Climate

mild-fairly hot


High season

December (End) - March (Beginning)


Low season

December (End) - March (Beginning)


Risk of Malaria

April - May

The rainy season takes place from Beginning November to End May The dry season first extended over the months from Beginning June to End October inclusive. The best time to tour is Beginning June End September.

The average temperature varies between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Rainfall peaks in April and November and rain usually comes in the form of short, heavy showers. Weather conditions in Tsavo remain hot and dry all year round, with the exception of the higher altitudes of the park, where it gets progressively cooler as you move further into the hills. The dry season brings some relief from the heat.

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Top animal species

The Tsavo East is home to 0 mammals such as Big Five, Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Cape Buffalo as well as 500 bird species, 0 reptile species, 0 fish species and 0 amphibian species. The Tsavo East provides Very high conditions for wildlife viewing. The National Park offers a wide variety of species, including the "Big Five".

Big Five

Big Five

Big Five

Lion

Big Five

Elephant

Big Five

Leopard

Big Five

Cape Buffalo

Cheetah

Giraffe

Zebra

Spotted hyena

Wildebeest

Hippopotamus

Baboon

African Wild Dog

Oryx

Serval

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