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About Tsavo East National Park

One of Kenya’s biggest and most popular parks, Tsavo East National Park is home to a prolific diversity of wildlife, and is a hot spot for global biodiversity. In operation since 1948, it is also one of the oldest parks. The park is named for the Tsavo River, which flows through it from west to east. It borders the Chyulu Hills National Park, and the Mkomazi Game Reserve in Tanzania.

Its fame is largely due to the numerous animals that can be seen, particularly the legendary ‘Big 5' – ‘Masai’ lion, black rhino, Cape buffalo, great herds of elephant and leopard along with antelope, hippos, eland, giraffe and plentiful birdlife. The central section of the park has countless rock paintings in caves.

Things to do in Tsavo East National Park

Accommodation near Tsavo East National Park

Tsavo Safari Camp

Sleeps 36 in 18 rooms

A treasure hidden in the northern sector of Tsavo East National Park, Tsavo Safari Camp is a hidden oasis that's nestled between the banks...
from R3094
per night for 2 guests

Kiboko Camp

Sleeps 28 in 14 rooms

Kiboko Camp is situated next to a river in the Tsavo National Park and offers guests a relaxing stay with lots of game viewing. This is a...
from R2366
per night for 2 guests

Sentrim Tsavo East

Sleeps 70 in 25 rooms

Sentrim Tsavo East is a safari camp located within the Tsavo East National Park, one of the largest parks in Kenya. The camp is spread out...
from R2159
per night for 2 guests

Kuwinda Luxury Tented Camp

Sleeps 60 in 12 rooms

Kuwinda Luxury Tented Camp it is situated on the Galana River and only 10 kilometres from the...
from R2307
per night for 2 guests

Satao Camp

Sleeps 40 in 20 rooms

Satao Camp is part of the the ‘Out Of Africa Collection’; a collection of chic eco-luxury camps covering most of the Kenyan National Parks....
from R6004
per night for 2 guests

Red Elephant Safari Lodge

Sleeps 57 in 19 rooms

Red Elephant Safari Lodge is located just 1 km from the Tsavo East National Park and is the ideal families and groups. The lodge is built...
from R1311
per night for 2 guests

Tsavo East National Park Map

Tsavo East National Park is 110.1km from the centre of Tsavo East National Park , the nearest airport 136km (Mombasa Moi International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Other things to do near Tsavo East National Park

Mzima, meaning “alive”, is a beautiful oasis of four natural springs in Tsavo West National Park....