Top activities of Tsavo national park
Top activities of Tsavo national park: Tsavo national park is not only the largest national park in Kenya but also the travellers dream when it comes to true African wildlife safari experience. The park is endorsed with a wide range of attractions that gives the guests more opportunities to do more than one activity at the park. The top activities of Tsavo national park are the highlights of your safari when you’re in Tsavo national park. There are more activities in Tsavo national park that you can do. The great number of activities has made it possible to have longer safaris in Tsavo national park. The joint Tsavo East national park and Tsavo west national park form the great Tsavo National park that covers over 22, 000 square kilometres.
Top activities of Tsavo national park are mostly surrounded by the big game population. The park hosts all the members of African big 5 (Lions, Leopards, Rhinos, Elephants and Buffaloes) The park is a home of both Black and White Rhino species making one of the few protected areas across the country with both species of Rhinos. The park has scenic views of the great work of the volcanic activity that led to the formation of the great Yatta plateau. Other volcanic features at the park include the Fifty million gallons of white crystal water that is produced from the under Neath of the rocks. Those are some of the attractions that are found in the Park.
Below are the highlights of the top activities of Tsavo national park
Birding is one of the exhilarating safari activity that is enjoyed by many travellers while on their Tsavo Safari. The park is referred as little birding paradise that hosts over 500 bird species. Birding in Tsavo national park is not periodic though the best time of birding is there. You can do birding safaris across the year with knowledgeable birding guide. The park hosts the large population of bird species as well as good population of birds according to their species. In record majority of the bird species are permanent residents that constitute over 400 bird species and below 100 bird species are migratory birds that come from different parts of the world. The migratory birds are received in specific period of the year since they only come for breeding and get back to their country of origin. Migratory birds always spend around 2 to 3 months before they return back. The best time of going to Tsavo national park for bird watching/birding is during the rainy months of March to May and November. This is the period when birds breed and the park receives the immigrants. During your birding safaris you will have chance to sport the following birds: Narina trogon, Papyrus Gonolek, River Warbler, Acrocephalus griseldis, Martial Eagle, , Somolia Ostrich, Anhinga rufa, , Casmerodius albus, African Finfot, Lesser Kestrel, Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, Red-Bellied parrot, Fischer’ starling, Polemaetus bellicosus, Golden Pitpit, Black-faced sangrouse, Taita fiscal, Rufous chatterer, Masai ostrich, Vulturine guineafowl, Secretary bird, Shelkley’s starling, Golden-breasted starling, Slender-tailed nightjar, Vultures, Hamer kop, common bul bul, Little egret, Love birds, Mourning Dove, trigonoceps occipitalis, Taita falcon, Pangani longclaw and many others
Game drives/Game viewing
Game viewing/ Game drives is among the top activities of Tsavo national park. African safari is counter incomplete if the traveller has not done the game drives. This is done using open roof safari vans or land cruisers that takes the guests closer to the animals. Game drives in Tsavo national park account for 90% of the total wildlife experience at the park. The game drives are done in three shifts those are: Morning game drives, Evening game drives and full day Game drive. The morning game drives are mostly considered as most rewarding due to the activeness of nature in the morning time. The evening game drive is done in order to catch up with some of the shy and nocturnal animals. The morning and evening game drives are brief taking like 2 to 4 hours a day. The other hand full day game drives is done which combines the morning and evening game drives at once with no return to the lodge for lunch instead move with packed lunch. The park is gifted by nature with good population of wildlife. During the game drives you will have opportunity to encounter the wildlife population like Rhinos, Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Zebras, African hunting/wild dogs, Crocodiles, Lesser Kudu, Cheetahs, Hippos, Wildebeests, Gazelles, Oryx, Eland, Leopards and many more. Unlike birding which is done during the rainy season, game viewing /game drives are best done during the dry season. The game drives are best done when the game viewing tracks are easily accessible. During the dry season, the grass at the park are short hence easy and clear seeing of the animals especially the shy animals like leopards and Rhinos.
Guided Nature walks/walking Safaris
Guided nature walks sometimes known as the Walking safaris are some of the top activities of Tsavo national park. The guided nature walks are done under the guide of the park ranger who is armed to protect the guests from any danger at the park. There are specific places at the park where the walking safaris are done. This doesn’t only bring you close to the animals but also makes you experience the special wilderness of the park. Feel the fresh breeze of the African bush while walking. You may ask how this is possible amidist dangerous animals at the park like lions. This is very possible and the rangers do it daily. You can hike to the Poachers hill also known as observation hill where you will have an aerial view of the park at 360 degrees.
Kenya is one of the best destinations with regard to Cultural tours. Most of the national parks are bordered by the local Maasai people who have unique cultures which has never been diluted with the current modernisation. Cultural tours in Tsavo are some of the activities and experience guests can enjoy. Visit the locals in their home settlement patterns which are gazetted and well fenced with local materials like thorns. They have dance, plays, songs and many more cultural experience.
Another Top activities of Tsavo national park is sightseeing. This is best along the unique fifty million gallons of crystal water produced underneath the rough rocky surfaces. You visit the Mazima springs and other special points at the park.
There are more than the Top activities of Tsavo national park that can be done. These are just the highlight of the park but more are done than written. Just book your safari and get everlasting memories of wildlife in Tsavo national park.