Tsavo (The largest park in Kenya) is a vast arid region of roughly 21,000 sq kms (8,400 sq miles) comprising a series of habitats, ranging from open plains to savannah bushlands, semi-desert scrub, acacia woodlands, riverine forests, palm thickest, marshlands and even mountain forests on the Chyulu and Ngulia Hills. The park is devided by the Nairobi-Mombasa road and railway (the lunatic express).

The park is famous for its depleted herds of elephant and in the west of the park is of recent volcanic origin and therefore very hilly, Volcanic cones, rock outcrops and lava fows can be seen. North of the park spring are numerous extinct volcanoes, rising cone-shaped from the plains. Majestic Mountain Kilimanjaro dominates the western horizon.

Hippos followed by shoals of barbels and crocodiles can be watched from an underwater observation chamber. The park has spectacular baobab trees and variety and sheer numbers of birds in Tsavo are incredible.Lake Jipe providing a sanctuary for a number of water and marsh birds including migrants form Europe.

Some of the birds comonly seen at the lakes are knobbilled gees, pied kingfishers, white backed night herons, black herons, palm-nut vultures and the African skimmer ( Note: Lake Jipe can be reached through Tanzania by walking Safari).

Other common animals species found in this largest parks icludes lion, cheetah, leopard, buffalo, spoted hyaena, warthog, maasai giraffe, kongoni, duiker, waterbuck, klipspringer, impala, Grant’s gazelle, oryx, eland and zebra.The lions in Tsavo are legendary but after rains, when the grass grows very long, they are difficult to spot.

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