TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK
Area: 13,747 kms² Elevation:
One of Africa's most evocative images is of dust-red elephants wallowing, rolling, and spraying each other with the midnight blue waters of the palm-shaded Galana River. This, combined with the 300-kilometer-long Yatta Plateau, the world's longest lava flow, makes for an adventure unlike any other in the Tsavo East. The park is Kenya's largest protected area and is home to most of the larger mammals, including vast herds of dust-red elephant, Rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, pods of hippo, crocodile, waterbucks, lesser Kudu, and gerenuk, as well as a thriving bird life with 500 recorded species.