Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya. Very easy to reach from Watamu, it is a must see attraction. Daily lot of visitors cross its gates to see the beautiful wildlife that preserve.
Before cross the gate you’ll be welcomed by friendly monkeys and serious reptiles looking at you as an intruder.
Inside Tsavo East National Park, the Athi and Tsavo rivers converge to form the Galana River. Most of the park consists of semi-arid grasslands and savanna. It is considered one of the world’s biodiversity strongholds, and its popularity is mostly due to the vast amounts of diverse wildlife that can be seen, including the famous ‘big five’.
This Park can be visited during all the year, but the best period for wildlife viewing is for sure from June to October in Dry season. During this season, the vegetation is thinner, and animals congregate around predictable sources of water.
Known also with the name of Elephant Land, the Tsavo East National Park will immediately impress you with his red elephants. The red colour is due to constantly dust-bathing with the Park’s fine red volcanic soil. Over 10,000 of them inhabit the Park.