The park is divided into two regions – the Tsavo East and Tsavo West. These two regions are very different in appearance. Tsavo West has a varied topography consisting of granite outcrops, lava fields and semi-arid plains. In contrast Tsavo East does not have as many mountains. Its vegetation is mainly thorn bush scrub with the odd patch of green. Droughts are more common in East Tsavo.
Like the Amboseli National Park, the area has large herds of elephant, as well as other animals such as lions, leopard, cheetah, caracal, serval, fringe eared oryx, gerenuk, lesser kudu, black rhino, hippo, giraffe and crocodile.
The park is popular amongst experienced rock climbers. The setting is wonderful, with roaming elephants below and soaring eagles and vultures above. An early start is recommended as it can get hot on clear days when Mount Kilimanjaro is visible.
Tsavo is a good choice of destination for those safari enthusiasts seeking privacy and solitude with the focus on wildlife. Finch Hattons Camp, a privately owned camp situated in Tsavo West, is a good choice. The luxurious tents are all built on elevated platforms with magnificent views of the surrounding springs and forest. The cuisine is superb and the chefs manage to prepare gourmet meals in this remote bush setting and dietary requirements can be catered for. Activities include early and mid morning and afternoon game drives with expert guides, nature walks, and excursions to the Amboseli National Park can be arranged.
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There is a world of difference between one of our tailormade safaris and most package holidays printed in a brochure. Package holidays are usually designed to be as cheap as possible and of course involve large numbers of people doing the same thing. Our safaris use small, more exclusive and remote camps usually with guests flying in, and often virtually everything is included in the price. The experience is completely different.
Many of these small lodges and camps have broadly similar prices, and it is possible to arrange a superb two week safari for between £4,000 to £7,000 per person ($7,000 – $11,000) season dependant, all inclusive. Realistically it is difficult to reduce that figure, and by including Botswana in peak season, chartering a private plane, disappearing to some magical desert island, or flying at the front of the plane it’s easy to substantially increase that figure!