Tsavo East National Park is one of the world’s largest game reserves, and one of the oldest in East Africa. The park covers an area of over 13,747 square kilometers of open savannahs and woodlands, and boasts of one of the richest bio diversities.
Famous here are the Tsavo lions, where adult males often lack manes entirely. In the early 1900s these lions played havoc on the Indian labourers that were employed to build the railway from Mombasa to Nairobi that stretches from east to west across the length of the park. The area is also internationally acclaimed for being home to some of Africa’s largest elephant bull Tuskers that roam within its vast wilderness. Hundreds of elephants congregate daily to drink and wallow at the waterholes scattered across the park. The rare Hirolla antelope of which there are less than 300 left in the world are also found here, together with the a large variety of animals such as giraffe, buffalo, eland, oryx, zebra, waterbuck, leopard and cheetah.