Things to do in Tsavo National Park; With no doubt, both parks offer incredible scenery and wildlife viewing opportunities where visitors can expect to explore other big game animals like wildebeests, giraffes, and zebras. More so, Tsavo National Park is famously known as Kenya’s biggest park covering an area of about 22,000 square kilometers one of the world’s largest game parks, and is also renowned for its large herds of elephants and captivating landscapes.
Things to do in Tsavo National Park
Tsavo National Park is the ultimate safari destination in Kenya but also the visitor’s dream when it comes to the true African wildlife safari experience. The park stuns with a wide range of attractions that gives the guests more chances to do more than one activity at the park.
Activities in Tsavo national park are one of the highlights of your safari to do on Kenya Safari. Its longer safaris have made it a great safari destination for your holiday tour. More so, the park is surrounded by the big game population home to the big five ‘’Lions, leopards, Rhinos, Elephants, and Buffaloes’’.
More to that, the park is home to both types of rhinos ‘black and white rhino species thus making it one of the few protected areas across the country with both species of Rhinos.
Tsavo National Park offers beautiful scenic views of the great work of volcanic activity that led to the formation of the great Yatta plateau. The park also features the fifty million gallons of white crystal water that is produced from the under Neath of rocks and more attractions to see on a visit to the park.
This activity is quite an exciting safari to be enjoyed by many visitors while on their safari here. The park is hoven for the birders that hosts over 500 bird species and birding can be done throughout the year. About 400 bird species are permanent residents and below 100 bird species are migratory birds that come from different parts of the world. The best time to visit Tsavo National Park for birdwatching is during the rainy months of March to May and November. During your birding tour you will have chance to encounter the following birds such as ;Papyrus Gonolek ,Narina trogon ,River Warbler ,Somalia Ostrich ,Casmerodius albus ,Martial Eagle , Acrocephalus griseldis ,Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis ,African Finfoot ,Lesser Kestrel ,Fischer ’starling ,Polemaetus bellicosus ,Golden pipit ,Secretary bird ,Black-faced sandgrouse ,Masai Ostriches ,Mourning Dove ,Love birds , Shelkley’s starling ,Golden-breasted starling ,Vultures ,Hamer kop, common bulbul ,Little egret ,Love birds ,Mourning Dove ,Taita falcon ,Trigonoceps occipitalis ,Pangani long claw among others.
Game Drive Viewing
This is a remarkable Kenya safari to do in Tsavo National Park, recommended to use open-roof safaris vehicles or land cruisers that take visitors closer to the animals. The game drive is done in three sessions; Morning game drive, Evening game drive, and full-day game drive. The morning game drive is considered as most rewarding due to the beauty of nature in the morning time. Visitors to the evening game can catch up with some of the shy and nocturnal animal species.
The morning and evening game drive can take 2 to 4 hours a day. Then hand full day game drives is done which combines the morning and evening game drives at once with no return to the lodge for lunch or you can move with packed lunch from the lodge or yourself.
During the game, drive expect to see animals like Rhinos, lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Zebras, African, hunting, wild dogs, crocodiles, Lesser Kudu, Cheetahs, Hippos, Wildebeests, Gazelles, Oryx, Eland, Leopards many more. Unlike birding during the rainy season, game drives are best done during the dry season into different viewing tracks that access you to a large population of animals.
In dry seasons, the grass at the park is short thus easy and clear spotting of the animals, especially the shy animals such as leopards and Rhinos.
Walking Safaris; The walking safaris can be carried out with the park ranger guide who protects the guests from any danger at the park and feel the fresh breeze of the African bush while walking. You can hike to the poacher’s hill –observation hill where you will have an aerial view of the park at about degrees.
This is one of the stunning destinations with regards to cultural tours for the local Maasai people who have unique cultures with the current modernization. Along cultural tours, you will visit the locals in their home settlement pattern which are gazette and well-fenced with local craft materials like thorns. The Maasai people offer memorable dances, plays, and songs among others.
Best time to visit Tsavo National Park
Tsavo west is best visited in the dry months from June to October and January to February. Although they can be visited any time of the year and wild viewing during the height of the wet season ‘’November, April and May are not recommended.
Lastly, Tsavo National Park offers everlasting memories of wildlife species which can be combined with gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda.