Tsavo National Park

Lioness in Tsavo by her prey Lioness in Tsavo by her prey
Crocodile by Mzima Springs Crocodile by Mzima Springs
Leopard by Ngulia Lodge Leopard by Ngulia Lodge
Elephants by a waterhole in Tsavo Elephants by a waterhole in Tsavo

Tsavo National Park is the oldest and biggest national park in Kenya. The park consists of two parts: Tsavo West and Tsavo East. Because of this, Tsavo National Park has an unbelievable vegetation and lots of different crops and animals! In the area there are more than 50 different mammals and nearly 400 different bird species. Tsavo National Park is known for its elephants and the big tracks they leave behind. Tsavo National Park is a must-see during your vacation in Kenya, not in the least because of its view on the Kilimanjaro, the most famous and highest mountain in Africa. 

Netherken Safaris will show you the beautiful nature of this impressive park and will have you enjoy all flora and fauna. We think it is really important that next generations can also enjoy the magnificent Tsavo National Park, so in cooperation with you, we will create a safari where we will treat nature and its animals with respect.

Tsavo National Park consists of two parts: Tsavo West and Tsavo East. If you don't have that much time, you can visit one of the two on a one-day excursion. But staying the night will give you more time to enjoy the nature and a better chance to see the animals.

Tsavo West

This part of the park reaches all the way to Tanzania. It offers a breathtaking view of the Kilimanjaro, the famous mountain with the highest summit in Africa. The route to Kilimanjaro travels through multiple areas, filled with beautiful sights and sounds, dry savannas, slopes, area with red dirt, and green forests filled with acacias and tropical birds. You will also have a beautiful view of the volcanoes. A long time ago, it was the last time they erupted. We will also visit Mzima Springs. These crystal clear brooks create their own paradise in the dry Tsavo desert, an oasis of palm trees and acacias. Every day, approximately 240 billion liters of water is released within these brooks, enough to provide the entirety of Mombasa with potable water. In the Mzima lake we will visit an underwater observation point. This will allow you to see swimming hippos, crocodiles and tropical fish. A phenomenal experience!

Tsavo East

This part of the park extends to the northeast side of the Nairobi-Mombasa motorway. The area being visited is located south of the Galana River, a vast, dry area, typical of the African wilderness. The park has a lot of nice places to spot the "wildlife". Near the entrance of the park, on the hills of Voi Safari Lodge, you have a spectacular view of three watering areas. A secret passage beneath the earth's surface takes you to an observation point. From there you can see the animals up close, with a bit of luck.

Largest elephant population in Kenya

The eastern part of Tsavo National Park is known for having the largest elephant population in Kenya. The elephants that live here you may recognize as "red elephants". They cover themselves in the beautiful red/brown earth and that is why the elephants have a red glow. This is wonderful to see! Unfortunately, poachers have caused the population to shrink considerably. However, several elephant centers have now been set up, and this resulted in more than 40 elephants being returned to the wild!

When you hear rumbling at night while sleeping in the lodge, look out the window to admire the night-time visitors: you will see elephants drinking at the specially laid out watering place. After this safari you will often think back to the beautifully situated lodges in Kenya Tanzania, the Seringeti safari and everything you have experienced and seen!

Excellent tour with fantastic guide

Our 2-night/3-day tour of East and West Tsavo was very easy to organise through Netherken. They provided us with a detailed itinerary before we arrived in Kenya and answered all our questions in good time.
Our guide, Mahmoud, was one of the loveliest people. Very knowledgeable with 17 years experience under his belt. We were very lucky to have him as our guide. He is also an excellent driver.
Thank you Mahmoud and Netherken for offering us an experience we'll never forget.

Anna and Dan, 3 January 2020