Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya covering 13,747 km². Opened in April 1948, it is located near the village of Voi in the Taita District of the Coast Province. The Nairobi – Mombasa highway and the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) divide Tsavo East from Tsavo West. Several small rivers including the main river (Tsavo / Galana river) cross the park and flow into the Indian ocean. Visit the nearby swamp area with often a high concentration of animals, the ancient granite rock Mutanda and the Lugard Falls in the North. The park is home to lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, buffaloes, lesser kudus, Grant gazelles, gerenuks and around 500 bird species among others.
While on game drive you might come across ‘red elephants’. The red laterit soil they bathe and dust themselves in colors them a brick-red.