Tsavo East


The joint mass of Tsavo West and Tsavo East National Parks forms one of the largest National Parks in the world and covers a massive 4% of Kenya’s total land area. Tsavo East, the larger of the two, lies to the east of the Nairobi -Mombasa road, equidistant between Nairobi and Mombasa, and offers a vast and untapped arena of arid bush which is washed by the azure and emerald meanderings ofthe Galana River, guarded by the limitless lava reaches of the Yatta Plateau and patrolled by some ofthe largest elephant herds in Kenya.

Tsavo East
Tsavo East


Elephant In Eden

The sight of dust-red elephants wallowing, rolling and spraying each other with the midnight blue waters of the palm-shaded Galana River is one of the most evocative images of Africa.

Aruba Dam

The beautiful Aruba dam, located on the north bank of the seasonal Voi River, is visited by thousands of animals and makes a great game-viewing destination.

Mudanda Rock

This whale-backed rock towers above a natural dam, which acts as a draw to hundreds ofelephant.

The longest Lava Flow in the World

At 300 kilometers in length, the heat-shimmering edge of the Yatta Plateau is the longest lava flow in the world and an ornithological paradise that attracts migrating birds from all over the world.

Lugard’s Falls

5 Named after Captain Lugard, the first proconsul to East Africa, the Falls feature a bizarrely eroded rock neck through which the waters of the Galana River plunge into foaming rapids and crocodile-infested pools.

Spectacular Voyages of Discovery

Tsavo offers some of the most magnificent game drives in the world – vast herds  of dust-red elephant, fat pods of hippo, giant crocodile and a kaleidoscope of birds life are set against a blazing backdrop of endless bush.


Voi Safari Lodge. P.0. Box 565, Voi, Kenya. Tel: +254(43)30019

Email: voilodge@kenya-safari.co.ke.

Kingfisher Tented Camp. P.0, Box 29 Malindi, Kenya.

Tel: +254(42)20l23 – Fax: 30261 – Email: kingfisher@swiftmalindi.com

Ndololo Tented Camp. Tsavo Park Hotel, P.0. Box 244 Voi, Kenya.

Tel: +254(147)30050, 30533 – Fax: +254(147)30285.

Email: info@tsavoparkhotel.com

Sentrim Tarhi Tented Camp. P.0. Box 43436 – 00100 Nairobi, Kenya.

Tel: +254(20)3l568O. Fax: +254(20)22l8l4 – Email: info@sentrim-hotels.co.ke

Satao Camp. P.0. Box 90653, Mombasa, Kenya. Tel: +254(4l)475074

Email: saIes@southerncrosssafaris.com

Galdessa Camp. P.0. Box 714, Village Market, Kenya.

Tel: +254(20)521074, 520943 – Email: galdessa@swiftkenya.com

Epiya (hapeyu Tented Camp. Alphatauri Ltd, P.0. Box 14653, Nairobi, Kenya.

Tel:+254(20)3749796 – Email: bigi@wananchi.com

Patterson‘s Safari Camp. P.0. Box 49265, Nairobi, Kenya.

Tel: +254(20)4343389, 4347239 – Email: pattersons@wananchi.com.

Ashnil Aruba Lodge. P.0. Box 90738 Mombasa, Kenya. Tel: +254(20)3S92240

Website: www.ashnilhotels.com


There are no self-catering facilities in Tsavo East National Park.


There is only one operational public campsite (offering water and latrines only) named Ndololo Campsite (7km from Voi Gate). ‘Special’ or private campsites (no facilities) exist in a number of locations and these must be booked in advance on an exclusive use basis (reservations through the Warden or KWS HQ, Nairobi).


Tsavo East National Park is accessible by 2WD vehicles, and also by air, all year round.


Drinking water, picnic items and camping equipment if you intend to stay overnight. Also useful are: binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and guidebooks.


  • Respect the privacy of the wildlife, this is their habitat.
  • Beware of the animals, they are wild and can be unpredictable.
  • Don’t crowd the animals or make sudden noises or movements.
  • Don’t feed the animals, it upsets their diet and leads to human dependence.
  • Keep quiet, noise disturbs the wildlife and may antagonize your fellow visitors.
  • Stay in your vehicle at all times, except at designated picnic or walking areas.
  • Keep below the maximum speed limit (40 kph/25 mph).
  • Never drive off-road, this severely damages the habitat.
  • When viewing wildlife keep to a minimum distance of20 meters and pull to the side of the road so as to allow others to pass.
  • Leave no litter and never leave fires unattended or discard burning objects.
  • Respect the cultural heritage of Kenya, never take pictures of the local people or their habitat without asking their permission, respect the cultural traditions of Kenya and always dress with decorum.
  • Stay over or leave before dusk, visitors must vacate the Park between 7.00pm – 6.00am unless they are camping overnight. Night game driving is not allowed.


By Road:

The Park (Mtito Andei Gate) is 232 km South of Nairobi and 250 km North of Mombasa on the main Nairobi – Mombasa Road. Note: Nairobi – Voi Gate 325 km, Mombasa – Voi Gate 157 km. The following entry gates exist: Mtito Andei, Voi, Buchuma, Manyani, lthumba and Sala.

By Air:

There are several airstrips in the Park.


Daily 6.00am – 7.00pm. Note: No entry is allowed on foot, and visitors will not be allowed into the Park after 6.15pm.

Current entry charges:

Obtainable via KWS HQ: Tel: +254(20) 6000800, 6002345 – Fax: 6007024

Email: marketing@kws.go.ke – website: www.kws.g0.ke

‘Safari Card‘ required?

Entry is by SafariCard only. Safari Cards may be obtained and loaded at Voi Gate.

The Warden: P.0.Box 14, Voi. – Tel: +254 43 30300, 31011

Email: tenp@africaonline.co.ke

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