My Kenyan Safari Experience

One of the highlights of our trip to Kenya, was going on a safari to Tsavo East National Park.

It is one of the oldest parks in Kenya. This park is located in the South East of Kenya near the town of Voi in the Taita-Taveta District of Coast Province.

Tsavo East National Park is one of the largest national parks in Kenya that covers 13,747 square kilometres.

Why Did We Chose Tsavo East National Park?

Tsavo East National Park is a home to the Big 5 (buffalo, elephant, lion, rhinoceros and leopard).

There are also diverse Kenyan wild animals which  includes the large families of giraffes, gazelles, hartebeests  and zebras. Indeed, this is what takes the majority of tourists to Tsavo East National Park .

For us, the main reason why we chose it, was its close proximity to the North Coast beaches. It is close by other  tourist attractions around Kenyan coast region.

Certainly, Tsavo East National Park is an ideal safari destination for those who would like to combine a beach holiday and a safari!

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The Red Elephants of Tsavo East, Kenya

First and foremost, going on safari for the first time you might probably have many questions. Certainly, consulting a local tour guide would be of great help for you to prepare for a Kenyan safari.

Kenya offers beautiful scenery, fantastic game viewing, and a series of bucket list activities. If you love adventure and you do not like  following the proverbial tourist beaten paths, then you’re really spoilt with choices. Of course, for you to have the best and unique experiences, depend on:

  •  Your budget
  • The timing
  • Your hopes and expectations

The main reasons why we chose Tsavo East National Park, is it’s close proximity  to Mombasa and the love of elephants.

The First Experience Seeing The Elephants In The Wild

No matter where you are  from or your age, there is nothing quite like seeing wild elephants for the first time!

Just after some few meters while we were driving down the road inside the Tsavo East National Park, we suddenly saw the elephants at a distance. There were several red colored spots standing out amongst the green vegetation. It was clear that they were moving towards the direction of our way. The guide stopped the van and we waited patiently.

Within some few minutes, the elephants were right there in front of us crossing the road, just a feet away from our van. They peacefully walked  and there was nothing out of the ordinary. It was such a special experience for me as a lover of elephants! (more…)

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