​User Reviews – Tsavo East NP

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Pauli Visited: February 2012 Reviewed: Jun 6, 2012

A wonderful experience.
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We designed a safari for almost a year. East and West Tsavo seemed like a good option, so we booked trips for six months prior to departure. We spent the rest of our vacation in Mombasa.

The three-day safari surpassed all expectations. Lodges were excellent. It was strange to see all the exotic animals that walked past our bedroom window.

Guide / driver was excellent to find the animals. The first night we stayed at Voi Safari Lodge and the other at Ngulia Safari Lodge. I took about 800 photos and five hours of video.

I fell in love with Africa, I will return back there.

Carlos Oliveira   –  
Mauritania MR
Visited: November 2006 Reviewed: Jun 6, 2012

Email Carlos Oliveira  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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A park that is not so crowed and where it is possible to enjoy wildlife experiences.

Mwirigi Visited: May 2012 Reviewed: Jun 19, 2012

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Great guides, loads of wildlife, fantastic lodges

Mark Hancock   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: July 2011 Reviewed: Aug 13, 2012

Email Mark Hancock  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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Not as much wildilfe as Samburu or the Masai Mara but quieter, with less safari vehicles.

rceventi   –  
Italy IT
Visited: August 2009 Reviewed: Sep 9, 2012

50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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At which I have only visited the East Tsavo Park . The territory is very special and typical, and also damaged. There aren't many animals, a few birds and a lot of tourists.
However, there are very typical and very beautiful scenery, especially along the Galana River.

Narina Exelby   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: September 2012 Reviewed: Dec 28, 2012

35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Great game viewing in a very accessible park
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Straddling the highway between Nairobi and Mombasa, Tsavo East and West together form the biggest park in Kenya. At over 20,000 square kilometres, the Tsavos cover four percent of the country’s land, and together are larger than Israel.
Tsavo East is the busier of the two parks in terms of visitor numbers, and is especially popular with day visitors who’re staying in Mombasa or along the coast. Voi Gate is the best place to enter, and the areas around here offer fantastic game viewing. There is a plain around Aruba Dam that is teeming with wildlife; when I was there, I saw a herd of elephants, buffalo, zebra, impala and a troop of baboons – at the same time – as well as a very shy jackal.
Tsavo East is neatly divided into north and south by the Galana River. Two-thirds of the park lies north of the Galana, but this area is essentially off-limits to visitors. South of the Galana, however, there is plenty of wildlife and most animals seem to be used to vehicles, so you have some fantastic opportunities to get good wildlife photographs.

Robert Mitchell Visited: June 2012 Reviewed: Feb 28, 2013

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I loved tsavo east. From the moment I entered the park I was greeted by animals everywhere. My camera was going non stop.

duze Visited: February 2013 Reviewed: Mar 22, 2013

Almost eaten by elephant
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While in reservation, it looked like there is something alive everywhere you looked. Guide (or lets call him the driver) was native Kenyan. He was able to spot lion 5km away from us while driving (avoiding holes on road) and talking to us. All drivers were cooperating like bees. They notified others when there was something special. If that happened, time stopped and every car was rushing to the announced spot. This showed to be very efficient, we have seen lion kittens, lion dragging his pray, bathing elephants, fighting impalas, little playful elephants and zebras. We were also woken up by an elephant eating our roof during deep night in camp (we actually mostly smelled this one, it was really dark :) )... To sum up, you should put this on your bucket list.

Ellen   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: July 2013 Reviewed: Oct 14, 2013

20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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Very open parc, you can see the animals from far away. At the waterholes it was always busy with al kind of animals.

florette kingston Visited: February 2009 Reviewed: May 24, 2014

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Tsavo East National Park is one of the world's largest game reserves, providing undeveloped wilderness homes to vast numbers of animals.We have stayed at a few lodges both in Tsavo east and West and had good sightings of most of kenya's wildlife.

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