National Parks of Southeast Kenya | Amboseli, Chyulu Hills & Tsavo

April 28, 2020 - 2 minutes read

Join us as we explore the 3 most popular parks in South East Kenya, Amboseli, Chyulu and Tsavo. From accommodations to activities, landscape to wildlife, we’ll walk you through these magical parts of Kenya.

Amboseli: The second most popular wildlife area in Kenya, Amboseli National Park covers 392km2 of the 8,000km2 Amboseli basin ecosystem that spreads across the Kenya – Tanzania border. Derived from a Maasai word meaning ‘salty dust’, Amboseli provides one of the best locations to witness some of the largest African elephants and unrivaled views views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Tsavo West: One of Kenya’s larger National Parks, Tsavo West National Park covers 9065km2. In contrast to the open, slightly undulating plains of Tsavo East National Park, Tsavo West offers diverse landscapes ranging from natural springs, swamps, rocky ridges and black lava flows to rolling grasslands and Acacia woodlands. Game drives in Tsavo West National Park provide a unique experience to those in vast savannah’s, with game emerging from the dense vegetation unexpectedly as you meander through the vast woodlands. Lions, cheetah, leopard, buffalo, elephant, giraffe, impala and Burchell’s zebra are often spotted throughout the park along with abundant bird life.

Chyulu Hills: Nestled between Tsavo West and Amboseli National Parks, Chyulu Hills National Park’s rolling green volcanic hills and craters provide a stark contrast to many other landscapes across Kenya. A vital water catchment area for the Mzima Springs and Tsavo and Galana Rivers, this undisturbed wilderness is home to a large selection of game, from large mammals including buffalo, elephants, leopards, giant forest hogs, giraffes and eland to a vast array of reptiles and insects. Discovering this rugged park is an adventure lovers dream.