User Reviews – Tsavo East NP
Email Dan McCoy | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Tsavo East did not disappoint. Saw cheetah and lots and lots of lions- with some feeding on recent kills.
Email Ariel Smith | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
So many lions! And a vast expanse to see so much wildlife with incredible scenery.
Email Marion Spence | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Beautiful scenery,lots of elephants,zebra and buffalo.
Email Ramakant Jena | 65+ years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Unfortunately, there was a temporary drought in this reserve during my visit. Lots of animals have moved elsewhere as a result.
Email Volker | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
A lot of animals and a beautiful landscape.
Many many elephants, buffalos, zebras, giraffes, antilopes and others.
Elephants on the rocks just above the track and a tower of giraffes on a steep incline. Amazing to the these huge animals in this terrain. Mzima Springs is worth a visit to see hippos, crocs, monkeys and blue fish. When we arrived at Chyulu Gate to enter the park a very friendly kudu antelope approached us and wanted to be petted. An amazing encounter. On our way out, twenty minutes from the Tsavo gate, we observed a leopard resting in the shade on the side of the track.
Email Camilla jensen | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
My safari was very good and the tourguide from elimunwildsafaris.com were excellen, and after safari
Its was dry and the animal were there the tourguid were nice food was good
Email Dan | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
A Tsavo East Epic Adventure!
Arriving at the famous Tsavo East National Park at the Voi Gate Headquarters, we were greeted by smiling rangers and park staff. We were quickly processed and were into the park within 10 minutes.
Rounding the first corner, no more than 200 metres in, we saw our first elephants, a small family group grazing in the bush by the side of the track. Elephant would prove to be our ever present in the park. It was full of them all over the whole park.
Our first night was spent camping at Ndololo Camp. This is a public campsite, with a shower/toilet block. There was a very helpful caretaker who brought us wood for the fire! Camping was fantastic due to the fact that the campsite is unfenced and animals can wander in at leisure. The highlight was a bull elephant not 50 meters from where we sat reaching up into a tree with his trunk and using his body weight to pull a branch down. Exhilarating!
Game drives were constantly stopped to look at elephants and the plentiful game. Our guide found us lions lazing in the grass. You have to be pretty fortunate to see them moving around or hunting apparently! They were an amazing sight though!
The bush is thick in places and the guide is crucial as they know where the game hangs out- we saw everything we wanted to!
We then moved up to the northern area to stay in a luxury tented camp called Galdessa on the Galana River. One word- spectacular! The river was full of hippos and crocodiles and just sitting there we saw elephants crossing- who can resist seeing a baby elephant swimming across with only it's trunk visible above the water?
Lions came down to drink nearby in the dark and the noises of the bush at night were sensational! The camp was awesome! Great food, helpful staff and the highlight was a bush walk with a guide and a ranger down the river from the mighty Lugards Falls. We saw a leopard! The elusive animal was on a rock waiting for us it seemed! It soon disappeared as we stopped to look at it, ranger on guard just in case!
We took a sundowner trip to a place called Mudanda Rocks. Perhaps on of the greatest views in the world! We climbed to the top and sat over looking a waterhole, watching giraffe, elephant, impala, warthog and gazelles drinking as we sipped a cold Tusker beer- heaven! The view from the rocks out across the vast expanse of Tsavo East was simply stunning and I never wanted to leave!
All in all our safari to Tsavo East was amazing, well worth the money! In fact, for the experience we had it was cheap!
Kenya is such a fascinating country and I would recommend visiting it to anyone. We took our two small children aged 8 and 6 with us and never ever felt unsafe. The guides and rangers were incredibly professional.
Kenya- visit it now!
Email Nasir Bashir | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
A nice big five safari less rhino round the year.
We could see herds of elephants in dozens. Rhino is not present in this park (as per guide) but other 4 of big five were visible in abundance. The park is big and well kept. Kenya safari Lodge Hotel has a tremendous view. Loved it
Stunning ! Take your time, do not rush from 1 to the other park
We have booked a 3 day safari with Steve & Richard via internet. Since Steve is running coast and Richhard is running Nairobi, we met Steve only. He was at Moi international airport already waiting for us when we arrived. He brought us to our hotel where we immediatly paid 25% upfront for a safari a week later. People at the hotel said we would never see him back so we worried a little about that. But Steve called us to acknowledge he booked the Lodges for our safari and we got exited. On the day we departed, Steve was there before the hour we had agreed, with the driver. If you know Kenya, you know being earlier than late is very special. Good points here for S&R. After we paid the rest of the safari, Steve left the private van we had and the driver gave us a fantastic safari. Stopped where we wanted, how long we wanted, answered all our questions, gave us extra info on animals. Exeeded our expactations really. EG we wanted to leave the lodge before breakfast, than return just in time before breakfast and leave again for a game drive. This was not a problem. We saw may many animals in Tsavo and were so happy with this safari. I would recommend this company to anyone looking for a super safari. We did stick to Tsao East only. So to look in every corner at a calm pace. Photo's : http://wp.me/P18EuK-1gh