Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo East National Park covers an area of about 11,747 sq and is
located 333km south-east of Nairobi, and 173km north-west of Mombasa
.Tsavo East National Parks consists mostly of miles and miles of dry
flat thorn-bush, semi-arid acacia scrub and narrow woodland
dominated by acacia.
There is a wide variety of animals to be seen in Tsavo East
National Park: lion, leopard, cheetah, zebras, giraffes, serval
cats, antelopes, kongoni, lesser kudu, oryx, klipspringer, impala,
stripped hyena, gazelles, buffalos and elephants. Some 500 bird
species have been recorded in the area, including ostrich and some
migratory kestrels, while buzzards stop at Tsavo-East during their
long flight South.
Safari Attractions in Tsavo East National Park
- Lugard's Falls is a series of rapids on the Galana River where
crocodiles love to bathe.
- Yatta Plateau is the world's longest lava flow at 290km long.
- Mudanda Rock is a 1.6km outcrop of rock, with a dam at its base.
This is a popular drinking place for animals.
- Aruba Dam also attracts animals and birds looking for a place to
Tsavo East and the mane-less man-eating lions
In 1898, long before Tsavo National Park was created, a pair of
maneless male lions terrorized the area. They reputedly killed 135
railway workers who were building the Kenya-Uganda railway. These
man-eating lions dragged men from their tents, despite the thorn
fences (bomas) built to keep them out. The maneless lions evaded
traps and ambushes and were finally shot by Lt. Col. John Henry