Tsavo East national park in one of the top tourist destinations, which is located in the Southwestern region of Kenya and it, is also ranked among the largest national parks in the country because it covers a total surface area of about 13,747 square kilometers. Tsavo East national park is also one of the oldest game parks which was officially established as a national park in 1948 and it is being managed by the Kenya wildlife Authority who have a major responsibility of protecting and conserving all the national parks and game reserves in the country. exploring within this national park while on your safari in Kenya always blesses tourists with great opportunities and new experiences while they engage into several activities which include; bird watching because this national park hosts around 500 birds, camping, game viewing, mudanda rock, yatta plateau,Aruba dam and many others. however, there are also so many tourist attractions in Tsavo East National park which lead large populations of people to travel from parts of the world to visit within the this park and in the essay below; we will delve more through about these attractions.
Tourists planning to travel to Tsavo East National park should note that it could be accessed through three main gates such as; from Voi through the Manyani gate, from Mombasa through the Bachuma gate or from Malindi through the Sala gate. More so, there are several airstrips in the park that allow chartered light planes whereby inside the park, the Athi and Tsavo rivers converge to form the Galana River. In addition, this national park is dominated and surrounded by semi-arid grasslands and savanna. Therefore, 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 while touring around several areas of the park. Tsavo National Park is larger and most parts of the park is flat surrounded with dry plains across where the galena river flows. More so, there are more beautiful features such as; yatta plateau and lugards falls and many others.
Mudanda rock is one of the tourist attractions found in the park and it is known an inselberg of stratified rock, which covers a total surface area of about 1.6 square kilometers. More so, mudanda is a perfect spot with in the park where tourists can go to and capture classic views of wildlife species such as; wildebeests, elephants, buffalos, and many others.
The Yatta Plateau, the world’s longest lava flow, runs along the western boundary of the park above the Athi river. The lava plateau is considered to be one of the most fascinating attraction found within the park and it covers a total surface area of about 290 square kilometers and this plateau was formed by lava eruption that formed by lava from Ol Doinyo Sabuk Mountain.
Lugard Falls was named after a British explorer and a colonial administrator Frederick Lugard, is actually a series of rapids on the Galana River. In addition, it is one of the most thrilling features that tourists on a walking safari in Kenya.
Aruba Dam was built in 1952 across the Voi River. The reservoir created by the dam attracts many animals and water birds.
Tsavo East National Park is one of the world’s largest game sanctuaries, providing undeveloped wilderness homes to vast numbers of animals. A comprehensive list of the animal types found in Tsavo East Park includes the aardwolf, yellow baboon, bat, cape buffalo, bushbaby, bushbuck, caracal, African wildcat, cheetah, African Civet, dik-dik, African hunting dog, African dormouse, Blue Duiker, bush duiker, red duiker, eland, African elephant, bat-eared fox, greater galago, gazelle, large-spotted genet, small-spotted genet, gerenuk, giraffe, African hare, springhare, Coke hartebeest, hunter hartebeest, East African hedgehog, spotted hyaena, striped hyaena, rock hyrax, tree hyrax, impala, black-backed jackal, side-striped jackal, klipspringer, Lesser Kudu, leopard, lion, banded mongoose, dwarf mongoose, large grey mongoose, marsh mongoose, slender mongoose, white-tailed mongoose, black faced vervet monkey, Sykes’s monkey, fringe-eared oryx, clawless otter, ground pangolin, crested porcupine, cane rat, giant rat, naked mole rat, ratel, bohor reedbuck, black rhinoceros, serval, spectacled elephant shrew, bush squirrel, East African red squirrel, striped ground squirrel, unstriped ground squirrel, ibex, suni, warthog, waterbuck, common zebra, and Grevy’s zebra.
Tsavo East national park is seen as a birders haven due to the fact that it harbours Over 500 bird species and some of these include; ostriches, kestrels, buzzards, starlings, weaver birds, kingfishers, hornbills, secretary birds, and herons among others.
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