elephants in Tsavo West National park

elephants in Tsavo West National Park

This Kenya safari takes you to Tsavo West National Park that is located in Kenya which is found in the eastern region of the African continent at geographical co-ordinates of 3o23’S 38o0’E. Tsavo National Park is located in southeastern Kenya and its bordered by Tsavo East National Park in the northeast, Tanzania’s Mkomazi National Park in the south and Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park in the far west. During this Kenya safaris to  Tsavo east national park, you will discover that Tsavo west forms part of the vast Tsavo ecosystem that extends from northern Tanzania in Mkomazi National Park to Tsavo East National Park in Kenya. This vast ecosystem in Kenya alone spans over 42000sqkm and of this area, 25000sqkm is protected. Tsavo West National Park covers an area of 9065sqkm, Tsavo east is separated from Tsavo West by A109 road and the Kenyan standard gauge railway both of which run from Mombasa to Nairobi through this conservation area.

Tsavo got its first encounter with foreigners as early as 700AD, as the early Swahili people traded with the natives in animal skins, slaves and ivory. this is evidenced by the presence of archaeological remains such as cowrie shells and beads that were documented as a medium of exchange used during this early trade. However, the first Europeans to visit Tsavo areas during the late 19th and early 20th century documented it as Nyika plains and viewed the natives as hostile but due to colonialism phase, efforts were made to access the hinterland of East Africa hence a railway line in 1898 was constructed crossing the Nyika plains. This was a daring and a mammoth test for the British colonialists who encountered a lot of challenges during this expedition to connect the interior to the coastal areas of east Africa. In the Tsavo area, the railway builders had to tussle it out with lions which stalked and hunted them as prey. History has recorded that 23 builders lost their lives to these unforgiving lions but rumour has it that the number exceeded well above 100 men. These 2 lions that had made it a habit to prey on the railway builders got nicknamed the man-eaters of Tsavo were later on hunted down and shot by Lt. Col. Patterson to ensure that the works on the construction of the railway progressed without any hiccup.

giraffes in Tsavo West National Park

Tsavo West National Park

You should meticulously time your Kenya tour to Tsavo West National Park experiences quite a remarkable climate that is characterized by a dry savanna climatic setting with 2 rain seasons that come in March to May and also in October to December. The rain season is characterized by afternoon showers as it rarely rains for the entire day. During this time of the year, the temperatures are hovering from a minimum of 20oC or 68oF to a maximum of 29oC or 84oF. The dry season comes in the months of June to September and also in January to late February or early March. During this time temperatures are at a minimum of 20oC or 68oF to a maximum of 26oC or 77oF.

Conservation in Tsavo can be traced back to 1948 when Tsavo was gazetted as a national park, the designation of Tsavo led to the displacement of the native settlers of this area called the Orma and their livestock to neighbouring places such as Voi and Mtito andei. This was followed by a ban on all forms of hunting in the newly designated Tsavo game park in 1963.

This Kenya wildlife safari to Tsavo west national park puts you in position to encounter its blood rushing rock climbing routes on some of its rock cliffs which give a mountain hiking adrenaline thrill-seeking traveller a feeling worth their money. On your  Kenya wildlife safari to Tsavo West National Park expect to encounter some of Kenya wildlife safaris wild mammals like African bush elephants, zebras, wildebeests, Masai giraffes, hippos, cape buffaloes, lions, klipspringers, lesser kudus, fringe-eared oryx, hartebeest. Tsavo west national park boost over 400 bird species include eastern black-headed oriole, golden palm weaver, vulturine guineafowl, African foot, Basra reed warbler, common whitethroat, corncake, martial eagle, Narina trogon, Pangani longclaw, rufous chatterer, Shelley’s starling, Somali bee-eater, thrush nightingale.

Similar to Tsavo West National Park, you can obtain a similar exhilaration feeling on a Uganda safari to any of Uganda wildlife safari destinations like Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park Uganda and Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda.  Uganda wildlife tours to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park are thrilling Uganda tour adventures as they come with an enchanting boat cruise expeditions on the tranquil waters of the Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park and a bewildering boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls in Murchison Falls National Park which cant be done in Kenya’s Tsavo West National Park on a Kenya wildlife tour

Masai Mara Great Migration

Masai Mara Great Migration

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