Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo East National Park is a natural area of flat, dry
plains, with thorny bushes and swampy marshland near the rivers
that cross through the 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
Natural and Man Made 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
- 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 drink.
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 Patterson.
Safari Camps and Lodges in Tsavo East National Park
Voi Safari Lodge |
Voi Wildlife Lodge |
Ashnil Aruba Lodge |