Tsavo National Park, a vast arid region of 20,812 sq km, is Kenya's largest wildlife stronghold. It is dividend into Tsavo East and Tsavo West with two permanent rivers; the Tsavo River and the Athi River watering the Park. Tsavo West is the more developed part of the park combining good access, good facilities and stunning views over the tall grass and woodland scenery. The chief marvels here are the Mzima Springs and Ngulia escarpment. Tsavo East is the larger and much less visited site of the park. It is known for the Yatta Plateau, one of the world's longest lava flows. An additional attraction is the Lugard Falls, a long stretch of rippling water cataracts formed by the Athi River. Elephants in large herds are the number one attraction at Tsavo. Other animals likely to be encountered are Buffalo, Common Waterbuck, Kudu, Eland, Gerenuk, Fringe-eared Oryx, Impala and Masai Giraffe.
Updated at: 2016-01-01