consists mainly of flat, open savannahs without dense
vegetation giving it's visitors better options for
wildlife viewing – for many the main reason to go on a
safari. Typical of the Eastern park is the magnificent
red-brown color of the earth and roads, and the lonely
baobab trees on the savannah plains. Of interest in this
park include the Yatta Plateau, with 290 kilometers the
world’s longest lava flow, which runs along the western
border of the park. The Lugard Falls, named after
British colonial administrator Frederick Lugard, is
actually a series of rapids on the Galana river.
general, a lot of animals gather around the waterhole at
Voi Safari Lodge, at the Kanderi Swamp and at the Aruba
Dam across the Voi river.
Waterbucks, kudus and dik-diks are common along the
banks of the Galana river, one of Kenya’s biggest rivers
which flows through the park. At Crocodile Point, you
can see hippos and crocodiles. Elephants are mainly
present in the southern part, and during the dry season
they often gather at Mudanda Rock.
Pretty unique is the population of hirola antelopes,
which has been decimated during the last decades by
poachers. Tsavo East now harbors a quarter of the total
Kenyan hirola antelope population of about 500. There
are also some 50 black rhinos in Tsavo East.
Furthermore, the park is home to over 500 bird
species, among which are buzzards, kestrels, weaver
birds, starlings, herons, secretary birds, kingfishers