Top things to do in Tsavo National Park; Tsavo National Park is one of traveler’s dream when it comes to a perfect African Wildlife Safari Experience, this is because is one of the largest national parks endorsed with highest concentration of wildlife, birds, scenic landscape and attractions that give rewardable opportunities on things at the park. Well, there is a great number of activities tourists can do on there longer stay – Kenya safari in Tsavo National Park. Both national parks – Tsavo East National Park and Tsavo west national park form the great Tsavo National Park covering a total area of about 22,000 square kilometers.
Fact, Tsavo National Park a home to big game population, housing all the big African cat; Lion, Leopards, Rhinos, Elephants and Buffaloes. More so, a home of both Black and White Rhino species thus making one of the few among the protected area cross the country with these unique two species. The park also stuns with the volcanic activity that leads to the formation of the great Yatta plateau. Other volcanic features in the park include; the Fifty million gallons of white crystal water which is produced from the under Neath of the rocks. Below are the ultimate things one can do at Tsavo National Park;
Birdwatching is one of the exhilarating safari experiences that attracts many birders who visits the park. Note, the park is a hoven for birders hosting both residents and migratory birds. The best time of spotting birds in Tsavo National Park is during the rainy months of March to May and November. List of birds to see includes; Papyrus Gonolek ,Taita falcon ,Pangani ,Lesser Kestrel ,Marsh warbler ,Somali ostrich ,Somali bunting ,Narina trogon ,Red-backed shrike ,River warbler ,Shelley’s starling ,Slender-tailed nightjar ,Red- bellied parrot ,River warbler ,Rufous chatterer, Taita fiscal ,thrush nightingale , Vulturine guinea fowl ,African finfoot ,Black-faced sandgrouse ,Golden pipit ,Golden-breasted starling ,Love birds ,Mourning Dove ,Trigonoceps occipitalis ,Hamer kop ,Common bul bul, Little egret ,Slender-tailed nightjar ,Secretary birds ,Maasai ostrich among others.
This is most highlight activity to do in Tsavo National Park which can be done in three shifts; Morning game drive, Evening game drives and full day game drive.
The morning game drive ranks as the most rewarding shift due to the beautiful nature in the morning time. The evening game drive allows you to catch up with some of the shy and nocturnal animals. Then the full-day game drive offers a great adventure of wildlife species such as Lions, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Zebras, African hunting-dogs, Crocodiles, Lesser Kudu, Cheetahs, Hippos, Wildebeests, Gazelles, Oryx, Eland , Leopards among others. During the dry season, grass can be short that give clear seeing of the animals especially the shy species like leopards and Rhinos.
Guided nature walks/walking safaris
This is an exciting activity which is done under the guide of the park ranger who is armed to protect the client from any danger at the park. This is one of the best activity that bring you close to the animals and also makes you experience untouched wilderness of the park. While on hike, you get a chance to hike to the poacher’s hill ‘’observation hill’’ where you will have a spectacular view of the park at 360 degrees.
Kenya is one of the best destinations that offers the unique culture of the local Maasai people. While on visit to the park, you can visit the local in their home settlement patterns which are gazette and well fenced in traditional way – ‘’local material like thorns’’. You can enjoy their amazing traditional dance, plays, songs and many more.
This is a rewarding experience that gives you great sightseeing of the unique fifty million gallons of crystal water produced underneath the rough rocky surfaces. You can also visit the Mazima springs and viewing other beautiful points in the park.
All the activities give the everlasting memories while in Tsavo National Park. You can decide to combine Kenya Wildlife Safaris with Gorilla Trekking or Golden Monkey tracking in Uganda, which can be done in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Kenya to Uganda; Use a flight from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Kenya to Entebbe International Airport. From Entebbe to Bwindi or Mgahinga National Park can use a chartered or scheduled domestic flight Aero link Uganda to fly you to Kihihi or Kisoro airstrip -nearest airstrips to the park ‘’1:30hours.
Best time to visit Kenya Safari;
The best time to visit the park is during the dry months from June to October and January to February. Wet season occurs from April to May and November which is also recommendable because accommodation is low their price thus working for the budget visitors.