Tsavo National Park occupies about 4% of Kenya, which is, when you consider the size of Kenya, enormous. The park is situated in Kenya’s south west and it covers 22,000km2 (13671 miles), one of the world largest game sanctuaries. It is separated into two: Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Park by a major highway: Mombasa – Nairobi. Tsavo East National Park is slighter larger than its sister park; Tsavo West and it is generally flat, with dry plains across which the Galana River flows. Other features of Tsavo East include the world’s longest lava flow: Yatta Plateau and Lugard Falls. Tsavo West on the other hand is more mountainous and wetter than its counterpart, with swamps, Lake Jipe and the Mzima Springs. Over 10,000 red elephants; which are the biggest than any other in the world, have been recorded within Tsavo Conservation Area. The park is also known for birdlife and its large mammals that include: Black Rhino, Cape buffalo, Leopard, Hippo and Lion. There are also other smaller animals that can be spotted in the park, such as the Bush baby, Hartebeest, Lesser kudu and Maasai giraffe.
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