Tsavo National Park
At just over 21,000km sq. Tsavo is the largest National Park in Kenya, and one of the largest in the world. Because of its size the park was split into two, Tsavo West & Tsavo East.
Tsavo East boasts many interesting aspects including the spine of the Yatta Plateau, one of the world’s longest lava flows. An additional attraction is the Athi River flanked by stately doum palms which near the Manyani gate forms the Lugard Falls, a long stretch of rippling white water cataracts and a favorite haunt for sunbathing crocodiles. The falls gush through a small fissure, before dropping to Crocodile Point below, where the river changes its name to the Galana. Droughts are much more common in Tsavo East than West, and Aruba Dam built in 1952 has dried up completely at times although it covers an area of 85.4 hectares.