Tsavo is the largest national park in Kenya. Because of its size the park was split into two, Tsavo West and Tsavo East.
The strip line is build by the Highway and the railway to Nairobi. Together they cover nearly 20000qkm. Both parks are very different referring to landscape and vegetation. In former times the park was known, because of his immense number of animals Nearly 40 000 Elephants, 5000 Rhinos and many Antelopes. Because of the great meagreness of 1960, 1970 and 1973 many animals starved and get reduced by poachers, who slaughtered horrifying numbers of rhino, elephant and other species. On approximation there are nearly 9000 Elephants living today in the Park. But just 50 Rhinos are living in the shielded area of the Rhino Sanctuary.
Tsavo West is more diversified than Tsavo East. He decreed with Mzima Springs an Tsavo River two permanent water resources. You can be sure to see animals also during the dry season. During the rainy season it is harder to see them, the grass is quite high and the bushes quite green. But even so we´ve seen a lot of animals.
First some pictures from the landscape:
The famous red elephants, normally they are grey, they throw red soil on themselves to get rid of the parasites.
I´ve lost my heart on DIKDIK´s . Dikdiks are tiny antelopes of dainty appearance that are slightly larger than a hare. They are very shy and very quickly. So we just have Photos, where they jump away.
Monkey´s, Massaigiraffe, Jackals …..just take a look