TOP 10 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN TSAVO NATIONAL PARK
Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Tsavo National : Tsavo National park thrives with 2 parks in one including Tsavo West National park and Tsavo East national park.
ATTRACTIONS IN TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK
Like any other savanna park in Kenya, Wildlife are the major tourist attractions of Tsavo West national park. Some of the animals to look out for in Tsavo West National park include Rhinos, Elephants, Hippos, Giraffes, Lions, Oryx, Leopards, Buffaloes, Elands and Kudos to mention but a few. The park as well harbors bird species such as Taita falcon, Somali Ostrich, Shelley’s starling, red billed parrot, lesser kestrel, African fin foot, primates and many more.
- NGULIA RHINO SANCTUARY
Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary is as well a fenced but stunning attraction with in Tsavo West National Park and a home to the endangered Rhinos. The sanctuary lies on a flat landscape filled with waterholes which usually dry out during the dry season and at that time there are artificial waterholes created to supply water to the Rhinos. The headquarters for Ngulia Rhino sanctuary are situated just outside the sanctuary, closer to one of the main entrance gate.
- MZIMA SPRINGS
Mzima Springs without any doubt is one of the major and among the Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Tsavo National. The Mzima springs Mzima springs thrive amidst a dry area but end up making a stunning green Oasis that supplies water to wildlife in the park as well as supply fresh water to the surrounding communities in Mombasa. The source of water for Mzima springs is Chyulu hills. The spring attracts plenty of animals including Hippos, Crocodiles, and fish to mention but a few plus other animals that visit the shores to quench their thirst including Elephants, zebras, Lions, rhinos, leopards, Buffaloes and many more. Taking a walk to the shores of Mzima Springs enables tourists to have a stunning view of crocodiles and Hippos as they enjoy lurking in water. There is a viewing point built at the spring to enable tourists have a stunning underwater view of the crocodiles, Hippos and Fish in the springs.
- SHETANI LAVA
Shetani Lava flow is a well part of the breath taking attractions to explore while on a Kenya safari to Tsavo West National park. The Shetani lava flows came up as a result of volcanic activities which led to the formation Shetani caves. During a visit to these Caves, tourists are rewarded with an encounter different animals in the park.
ATTRACTIONS IN TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK
Just like Tsavo West National park, Tsavo East National park as well is a home to plenty of wildlife species ranging from animals, birds, butterflies and many more. Wildlife species of the park can easily be seen during game drives, walking safaris and many more.
- YATTA PLATEAU
Yatta Plateau thrills in between two rivers including River Tavi and River Athi. The Plateau was formed as a result of volcanic activity where the lava flew and created a depression (Valley). This is indeed a stunning attraction to explore while on your next adventure in Tsavo East National park.
- MUBANDA ROCK
Mubanda rock is such great and fascinating attraction of the park that offers best views of the park and the wildlife that thrill within. Mubanda rocks are the best places to visit in Tsavo East national park. During then dry months, several animals can be viewed gathering along different water catchment areas.
- RIVER GALANA
River Galana is as well one of the top attractions in Tsavo East National park whose water originates from the Eastern Highlands of Kenya and it flows across the park to drain into the ocean. River Galana is such a stunning attraction to spot Hippos, Crocodiles and other animals that visit the River. River Galana is formed after the merging of 2 rivers; River Tsavo and Athi River.
- LUGARD FALLS
These Beautiful Lugard water falls are found along River Galana and they obtained their name after Captain Fredrick Lugard who crossed through the park on his mission as an explorer. These falls are so beautiful and stunning to watch. There are lots of animals to watch along the waterfalls including Buffaloes, Hippos and many more.
- ARUBA DAM
Aruba dam is one of the best areas where animals can be spotted drinking especially in the afternoon. Some of these animals include Rhinos, Zebra, waterbucks, hartebeest, giraffes, warthogs, buffaloes, dik-dik and many more. This dam is actually a man-made dam that was created by the authorities of Tsavo national park to supply animals with water especially during the dry months.
Above all the top mentioned attractions, Tsavo National park is a great destination to explore while on a Kenya Safar and the fact that it is located closer to Mombasa, a wildlife safari to this park can be easily combined with a beach adventure in Mombasa.