Tsavo East National Park is one of Kenya’s oldest and largest National Parks. At almost 14,000km², the park is nine times bigger than the Maasai Mara, and its size may well be one of its main appeals. With much of the park being relatively unexplored by most visitors there are large areas where you are unlikely to share your sightings with any other vehicles.
Tsavo East mainly consists of dry grasslands and savannah, with the Tsavo River flowing west to east through the park. Popular due to its diverse wildlife, it is alive with animals, including some of the largest herds of elephant in Kenya and spectacular herds of up to a thousand buffalo. The park is also home to lions, leopards, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, servals, hartebeests, lesser kudus, oryx, klipspringers, impalas, striped hyenas and gazelles. The colourful birdlife is also abundant and includes the black kite, crowned crane, lovebird and sacred ibis.
Tsavo East's proximity to the coast and the more popular beach destinations, such as Diani Beach, also makes it an ideal choice for short safari breaks during a beach holiday.
Choose Satao Camp for an authentic ‘Old African’ safari
Enjoy a classic safari experience as you discover Tsavo East National Park in comfort and style.
Satao Camp, located in the heart of the Tsavo East National Park, offers classic canvas tents, all with en-suite facilities, unique African furniture, comfortable beds, electricity and hot showers. The tents have private verandas that provide the perfect spot to relax and watch the visiting wildlife. The camp is dedicated to operating responsibly and with the objective of benefiting the environment and local community.
Huge herds of elephants and an abundance of wildlife regularly visit the camp's own private waterhole and over 300 bird species have been spotted around the camp. This creates the perfect environment to enjoy the safari experience from the comfort of your lodge throughout the day.
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