A safari To Tsavo National Park : This safari in Kenya brings you to Tsavo West National Park, which is situated in Kenya, which is on the African continent’s eastern half at coordinates of 3o23’S 38o0’E. Tsavo National Park is located in southeastern Kenya and its surrounded 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 find that Tsavo west forms part of the vast Tsavo ecosystem that grows from northern Tanzania in Mkomazi National Park to Tsavo East National Park in Kenya. Just in Kenya, this enormous ecosystem covers an area of about 42,000 square kilometres, of which 25000 are protected. The 9065 square kilometer Tsavo West National Park is divided from Tsavo East by the A109 road and the Kenyan Standard Gauge Railway, which both pass through this conservation area on their way from Mombasa to Nairobi.
The earliest recorded contact between the Swahili people and the indigenous dates back to 700 AD, when they traded ivory, slaves, and animal skins. This is demonstrated by the discovery of archaeological artefacts from this early trade, including cowrie shells and beads, which were used as a documented means of exchange. Although the first Europeans to visit the Tsavo areas in the late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the native people as hostile and recorded the area as the Nyika plains, efforts were made to access East Africa’s hinterland during the colonial period, leading to the construction of a railway line in 1898 that crossed the plains.
The British colonialists faced numerous obstacles on their quest to link the interior of east Africa with its coastal regions, making it a bold and enormous task. The lions that tracked and chased the railway workers as prey in the Tsavo region forced them to engage in combat. 23 builders are known to have perished at the hands of these ruthless lions in history, although there are rumors that far more men than that perished. Lt. Col. Patterson later tracked down and killed these two lions, who had taken to preying on the railway builders and were dubbed the “man-eaters of Tsavo,” to make sure that the construction of the railway continued smoothly.
You ought to clock carefully. The weather during your Kenya vacation to Tsavo West National Park is particularly unusual, with two distinct rain seasons that fall between October and December and a dry savanna climate. As it seldom rains all day, the rainy season is defined by afternoon showers. During this time temperatures are at a minimum of 20oC or 68oF to a maximum of 26oC or 77oF.
Conservation in Tsavo can be identified back to 1948 when Tsavo was officially established as a national park, and the creation of Tsavo led to the movement of the native settlers of this area called the Orma and their livestock to neighboring places such as Voi and Mtito andei. In 1963, hunting of any kind was outlawed in the recently established Tsavo national park.
A mountain trekking, adrenaline-seeking, thrill-seeking tourist can experience some of the park’s heart-pounding rock climbing climbs on this Kenya wildlife safari to Tsavo West National Park, which makes the experience worthwhile. Expect to see some of the wild mammals found on a Kenya wildlife safari, including African bush elephants, zebras, wildebeests, Maasai giraffes, hippos, cape buffaloes, lions, klipspringers, lesser kudus, fringe-eared Oryx, and hartebeest, when visiting Tsavo West National Park. More than 400 bird species can be found in Tsavo West National Park, including the rufous chatterer, Shelley’s starling, Somali bee-eater, eastern black-headed oriole, African foot, Basra reed warbler, common whitethroat, corncake, martial eagle, Narina trogon, Pangani long claw, and African foot.
Increase the length of your Kenya wildlife safari tours by adding additional Kenya safari destinations to your itinerary, like Lake Nakuru National Park, where you can spend an unforgettable time with both the greater and later flamingos, or Masai Mara National Reserve, where you can witness the annual wildebeest migration spectacle that will leave you wondering why these animals risk everything to jump into the crocodile-infested Mara River.