Tsavo derives its name from the Akamba people meaning "slaughter" due to the man-eating lions that caused the death of Kenya-Uganda railway construction workers.
Tsavo is made up of two of the world’s largest conservation areas, Tsavo East National Park and Tsavo West National Park divided by the railway that links Mombassa with central Kenya. The East Park is larger, flatter and has dry plains where elephants and other wildlife can be spotted. The West Park is more mountainous and contains Mzima Springs.
Both Tsavo parks can be visited any time of the year. They are great destinations for solo travellers, for families and corporate teams too. Most visitors spend their holidays here on safari at one park or both. There is a wide choice of tours to pick from depending on the type of trip you are looking for and the number of days you have to spare. You can also climb and hike in this part of Kenya with a guide.
The closest international airports are at Nairobi or Mombasa with small landing strips at the parks themselves. The weather at this destination sees temperatures of 24C to 31C. The rainfall is heaviest in March, April and May with the dry season lasting from June to September.