​User Reviews – Tsavo East NP

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Andrea,Italy   –  
Italy IT
Visited: January 2015 Reviewed: Apr 17, 2015

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

First park we visited
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This is the first park my 5 yo son and I visited during this trip.
We had an excellent driver and confortable car for the whole safarifrom ketsafaris.com and spent our night in a good place with wonderful view, good food and leopards elephants and buffalo coming in front of us. Scenic view was excellent and we did really enjoy the time we spent there

Felix Kamami Charles   –  
Kenya KE
Visited: February 2015 Reviewed: Apr 17, 2015

Email Felix Kamami Charles  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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Tsavo EastNational Park is big and has a bigger number of wildlife. though most of them are hard to find. if you happen to be at the right place in the right time, you will be happy you visited. if you are lucky enough you'll find all the big five members in a day. There are good hotels inside the park incase one plans on staying for a fews days.

aaroy   –  
Kenya KE
Visited: May 2015 Reviewed: May 6, 2015

20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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It's a very large park and you may drive for a long time without seeing many animals. The scenery is nice though and there is plenty of elephants. You are also not likely to encounter many other vehicles

Max&Mary Visited: April 2015 Reviewed: Jun 24, 2015

A trip I will never forget
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Tsavo East is as epic.

Wild animals living free in copious amounts of land.

We even managed to find a lion pride eating a kill and a lion stalking a gazelle through the bush.

The whole experience was a great adventure and one I would recommend to anyone seeking a taste of what it's like to see animals in the wild instead of a false zoo experience where the animals are caged

GavinKenya   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2015 Reviewed: Dec 8, 2015

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

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Not nearly as much wildlife as Tsavo West. Very sparse sightings. But the beauty is fabulous. I wish we had spent more time there and my opinion may be more favorable.

Jen   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2015 Reviewed: Jan 8, 2016

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

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A great park to visit. I only spent a short time there but it was worth the trip. I was able to photograph some different wildlife, like the Gerenuk. It was also really pretty landscape.

MARK R   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: June 2014 Reviewed: Jan 17, 2016

Email MARK R  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Three Days to Remember.
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Having visited Tsavo East National Park in 1992 I always vowed to bring my wife to the park and experience the wildlife, scenery and hospitality that the staff at the lodges offer. We were not disappointed all the lodges we stayed in were superb and our guide who we booked with JT Safaris was exceptional.

RiNique   –  
Belgium BE
Visited: July 2015 Reviewed: Mar 24, 2016

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Stunning ! Take your time, do not rush from 1 to the other park
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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

Nasir Bashir   –  
Pakistan PK
Visited: May 2016 Reviewed: Jun 8, 2016

Email Nasir Bashir  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

A nice big five safari less rhino round the year.
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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

Dan   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: June 2016 Reviewed: Aug 30, 2016

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

A Tsavo East Epic Adventure!
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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!

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