TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK KENYA

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About Tsavo East National Park Kenya

Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest parks in Kenya. It is located South East of Kenya near the Town of Voi in the Taita-Taveta District. The park forms the largest protected area in Kenya and is home to most of the larger mammals. The sight of dust-red elephant wallowing, rolling and spraying each other with the midnight blue waters of palm-shaded Galana River is one of the most evocative images in Africa. This, along with the 300 kilomtere long Yatta Plateau, the longest lava flow in the world, make for an adventure unlike any other in the Tsavo East. Tsavo East is generally flat, with dry plains across which the Galana River flows. Other features include the Yatta Plateau and Lugard Falls. Tsavo East has a good range of  antelopes. This is one of the few places to see the fringed-eared oryx. The lesser kudu is very shy, but can sometimes be seen darting off into the bushes. The long-necked gerenuk can be found standing on its hind-legs to reach the sparse foliage of trees and bushes. With some luck, you might also spot the critically endangered hirola or Hunter’s hartebeest.

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