Attractions in Tsavo East National Park Kenya
The National Park Maasi-Mara is a brand of its own, mostly due to the link with the Serengeti National Park of Tanzania and the opportunity to witness the yearly migration which goes up to Massi-Mara. The second most visited park is the Nakuru National Park and then the Amboseli National Park.
There are however other national parks that are unspoiled by the bombardments of mass tourism and where one can view the animals in the peace and quiet of their natural environment. One of sure places is the Tsavo East National Park. It is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya with about 11,747 square kilometers and the combination of the Tsavo East and West forms one of the biggest national parks in Africa and indeed the biggest national park in Kenya. The Tsavo East alone is famous for the red giants inhabiting the area (Red Elephants). They have this colour due to the red nature of the soil.
Some of the various attractions within the park are:
Aruba dam which was built around 1952 across the Voi River, which attracts many animals and water birds. The Mudanda Rock which is a stratified rock that acts as a water catchment it also acts as a major point where animals come for a drink. There is also the Yatta Plateau which has the world longest lava flow and the Lugard’s water falls. Outside the park you can also get the chance to learn about the various cultures of the indigenes around that area, most famous are the Massai’s and the Sangala people who live in the hills.
There are also a number of hotels around, like the Red Elephant Safari lodge which shares the fence with the national park itself