Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya because both Tsavo Parks occupy about 4% of the country's land. Tsavo East is less popular because it is mostly flat and dry while the western park has mountainous vegetation, swamps, and underground springs.
Tsavo East National Park is home to the legendary "Man Eaters of Tsavo". Being one of the most popular national parks in Kenya close to the city of Mombasa, the great number of tourists are attracted by over 500 bird species including buzzards, weaver birds, kingfishers and herons. The vast expanse of wilderness is a beauty to experience.
The park is famous for its large herds of elephants. Mammals such as yellow baboons, bats, capes buffalos, bushbucks, caracals, African wildcats, cheetahs, African civets, dik-diks, and African hunting dogs are present in the park.
Other remarkable sights are:
In addition to game viewing, visitors enjoy camping safaris, walking tours and bird watching. Most Tsavo camps and lodges organise daily excursions in the park or assist guests in finding the best tour packages.
Kenya Citizen Adult Ksh. 515
Kenya Citizen Child Ksh. 215
East African Resident Adult Ksh. 1030
East African Resident Child Ksh.515
Non-Resident Adult USD 52
Non-Resident Child USD 35
The best time to visit Tsavo East is in the dry season; January to March and June to September when the wild animals gather around the waterholes.
Roads: the park Mtito Andei Gates is on the main Nairobi- Mombasa Road. Distance Nairobi-Mtito Andei: 233 km - Mtito Andei-Voi: 96 km - Voi-Mombasa: 153 km. From Malindi, take the western road (C103) and enter the park via Sala gate.
Airstrips: Voi, Aruba, Satao, Sala, Ithumba, Sangayaya, Mopeo, Bachuma, Cottars.
If travelling by train between Nairobi and Mombasa, look out for the wildlife roaming the wild plains of Tsavo East.